1957 Oval VW, Volkswagen Type 1, Small Rear Window, California Car, Zwitter

Price: - Item location: Santa Barbara, California, United States
  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Model: Beetle - Classic
  • Type: Sedan
  • Year: 1957
  • Mileage: 86605
  • VIN: 503028
  • Color: Azure Blue
  • Engine size: 1200 cc
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual, 4 speed
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1957 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic

This 1957 Oval VW was fully restored - body off chassis - 12 years ago at The Wizards in Miami, Florida.

Since it's restoration, the car has been garage kept, and sparingly driven.

This is an original matching numbers car with presumably 86,605 miles driven.
The car was originally black with brick red interior.
After restoration it has been referred to as an Oval in 'Zwitter' skin because of the Azure Blue exterior color and interior theme that was correct for a 1953 split window Zwitter Type 1.
This Oval restoration was a tribute to the split window Zwitter.
  • Body and chassis were sand blasted, acid dipped, and primed with epoxy. All nuts and bolts were cadmium plated - most nuts and bolts on car are original.
  • Full mechanical restoration of engine, transaxle, etc.
  • Most engine mechanical and electrical parts are original.
  • Full brake system restoration. Upgraded to dual circuit master cylinder.
  • Brand new wiring harness - 6V.
  • Single stage paint and interior theme based on 1951-1953 Type 1 theme - Azure Blue / German Cloth and Carpet interior by West Coast Classic.
  • Chrome of original metal done at Advanced Plating in Tennessee. Chrome bumpers were stolen so unfortunately the ones now on the car are not original.
  • Original restored Blaupunkt Frankfurt Radio.
  • Original recline-able VW seats.
  • Firestone Whitewalls - Coker.
  • Original steering wheel in good shape but not restored.
  • Authentic side pop out windows.
  • Albert side mirrors.
  • Waso shift lock.
  • All receipts from restoration at The Wizards will be available to the new owner.
  • Clean California title. VIN: 503028.
Video 1: Tour the car; hear it start and run. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXb7r9wsxng
Video 2: Take a drive. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5paJn3MTPY Check photos and description carefully. Contact us with any questions early on.
Due to time constraints, we may not be able to answer questions received within the last 24 hours of the auction.
Winning bidder must contact seller within 24 hours and make a $200 paypal down payment within 24 hours of end of auction.
The balance of the total amount should be made within 3 days via bank draft, cashier's check, money order, or wire transfer.
Transport will be arranged by the buyer and the seller must be informed in order to be available at time transporter arrives.
Car is located in Santa Barbara, Ca 93103 (USA).