1963 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic
1963 Volkswagen Beetle Deluxe Sedan Model #113. This car was bought new from Southland Motors Inc. of Chattanooga Tennessee, y a life long friend of the family on October 19, 962. The original purchase price was $1,846.79. The car was driven by the original owners until it was stored in 1979. They quit driving it because they were unhappy with the brake work that had been recently completed. They stored it inside and elevated off the ground. It stayed in dry storage until 2008, hen my dad bought it and had a cosmetic restoration completed, hich included new interior, aint, ires and miscellaneous trim pieces. This is an amazing example of an original 1963 Volkswagen. It retains all its original sheet metal, ncluding the rust free floor pans. There's not a spot of rust anywhere on this car, or was there any before it was painted. It did sustain a minor crash in the front in the mid 60s and you can still see the evidence of those repairs on the underside of the trunk lid and in the spare tire well. We even have the receipt to show when, hat was repaired and cost of the repair. The paint is excellent. I wouldn't consider it show quality but its just below show quality, ut I'm very particular about cars. I consider show quality to be absolutely perfect. Doesn't have any chips, cratches or dents so it could probably be made show quality perfect by someone with the time and knowledge to do it. This car still has the original engine and appears, ccording to receipts, o have been rebuilt in April of 1972 at the dealership. It does smoke a little when started and leaks some oil when its parked. Except for the smoke and leak it runs great, ust like it did in 1963. Its retains the original 6 volt electrical system and was never converted to 12 volt. The interior is in excellent condition as you can see in the pictures. All the gauges work as they should. Glass is original and great. It is missing one wiper blade. I have it but the device to secure it to the car is broken so it won't stay on. The documentation of this car is nothing short of incredible. The original owners kept every receipt since it was new. I have a binder full of receipts that document the history of repairs and maintenance performed from 1963 to 1973. In this binder are all the Georgia registration receipts from 1963 to 1977. I have the original "Service Booklet 1", he sales brochure that show what colors you could buy a Volkswagen in, nd a "Hot Rodding the Volkswagen" from the "Hot Rod magazine technical library". Also in the binder is a "Volkswagen Distributors and Dealers" book that gives the VW owner the name and address of every VW dealer in the United States and Canada at the time. A "Volkswagen 1200 1960 to 1965" book. This would be todays equivalent of and owners manual. We have the original "Car Invoice" from Southland Motors Inc. of Chattanooga Tennessee and the paperwork that indicates the port of entry and method of shipment that includes the engine number and the vehicle serial number. We have the original bill of sale and a receipt where the purchaser put a $50.00 deposit on the car on September 7, 962. We do not have a title for it. Georgia only requires a bill of sale on a car this old. I've got a lot more pictures of it I can email upon request. EBay would only let me put 12 on the ad. It's an excellent 2 owner bug. The original owner drove it till 1979, utting roughly 106,000 miles on it. My dad bought and restored it in 2008 and probably hasn't put 300 miles on it since then. Odometer shows 6,187 miles. We recently had everything checked out including the brakes, ights and a tune up. Its ready to go!! $500.00 PayPal deposit due within 24 hours of the end of the auction. Full payment due before or at pickup by cash or wire transfer. Buyer is responsible for any and all shipping. I plan on selling cars when I retire in about 5 years, o my Ebay rating is important to me. I've tried to describe this car as best I can. If you have a question, sk it and I'll give you an honest answer to the best of my knowledge. The car is not perfect, ut for being 52 years old, consider it to be in excellent condition.