1968 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic
This listing is for a beautiful 1968 Volkswagen Beetle that has been gone through from top to bottom, and front to back by me. I have been maintaining, preserving, and restoring Volkswagen's for over 24 years, and I don't cut corners. This car isn't thrown together with a bunch of crappy aftermarket parts like you see on 90% of the cars for sale, this car was put together with either factory original German parts, or the best quality parts available. I guarantee this car is one of the best driving cars you'll find! The originality of the car was preserved where it was possible, and definitely where it counted. This is an original L41 Gloss Black car with factory red interior, and is the rarest color combination for the year of the car. I have all of the receipts for the work that was done to the car at the dealership where it was purchased new, and they date from 1968, all the way through the late 1980's when the car was parked. I also have the original owners manual, which shows the original engine number, the white plastic card with the original owners information on it, and even the original tool bag & tools! The car was purchased by the original owner on October 12th, 1967, and then it was sold to a gentleman that worked at the dealership where the car was purchased new. He gave it a sympathetic restoration, which included new paint, all new seals, and a new headliner. The seat covers, door panels, carpet, wiring, the engine, and the transmission are all what the car came with from the factory. He then sold the car to the 3rd owner, who didn't drive the car hardly at all, and then it was sold to me. I received the car and it had a few issues that I had to address. I removed the body from the original floor pan and fully detailed it. The brakes needed to be replaced, so I added original front disc brakes from a Karmann Ghia, and I used all new German parts except the calipers and rotors. I added all new German roller wheel bearings and seals, new front brake calipers, new Teflon lined steel braided brake hoses on all 4 corners, the original German rear drums were still good so I reused those, and new German ATE rear wheel cylinders, For the engine, it is the numbers matching 1500cc engine that the car came with when it was new. With only 44,520 original miles, it really didn't need much, so all I did was change every seal on the engine to ensure there would be no leaks, added a new clutch disc, rear main seal, fully rebuilt the heads with new valves and guides, new spark plugs, new factory style German spark plug wires, a fully restored original German fuel pump that was $250 by itself, and a fully restored original German round bowl 30 PICT carburetor from a 1967 Beetle on it because they are far superior to the square bowl carburetor the car came with. This car runs amazing, it's one of the best running cars I've seen and owned! The transmission is the original numbers matching transmission that shifts flawlessly. All of the electrical works just as it should, and the only upgrade there was the addition of Hella H4 flat Euro style headlights for better night time driving. The car also came with an original Sapphire AM radio, which also works perfectly. The car has never been in an accident, it's as straight as can be. As any old car, it isn't a flawless show car, but a very clean and very smooth driving car that I wouldn't hesitate to drive clear across the US. If you have any specific questions, please ask before bidding. There is NO warranty on this car, it is sold AS IS. I will explain the car to the best of my knowledge, so please ask any and all questions before placing any bids. I have other pictures I can send as well. I can be reached at (916)-591-5692 from 8am-10pm PST.