1964 VW BEETLE (BUG) - TOTALLY RESTORED CALIFORNIA CAR - ABSOLUTELY STRIKING!

Price: - Item location: Pleasanton, California, United States
  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Model: Beetle - Classic
  • SubModel: Straight, Rust Free, Disc Brakes, Roof Rack
  • Trim: Striaght, Rust Free, Disc Brakes, Roof Rack
  • Year: 1964
  • Mileage: 85208
  • VIN: 6363167
  • Color: Yellow
  • Engine size: 40 HP 4 CYLINDER
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: 4-Speed
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Ash Basket Weave
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Safety options: Front disc brakes, front seat belts
  • Options: CD Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1964 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic Striaght, Rust Free, Disc Brakes, Roof Rack

1964 VW Beetle - Restored California Car

Absolutely Striking, Restored California 1964 Volkswagen Beetle

Complete Paint, All New Trim, Interior, Engine Rebuilt & Much More!

Disc brakes, Roof Rack, AM/FM High Quality, Considerable Attention to Detail…

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NOTE: Our listings are rather lengthy. They not only describe this particular car but also some history of the make/model, considerations in buying a classic car and facts about our company. However, we continually hear from out-of-state / out-of- country buyers (many of our clients) that they prefer the level of detail that we provide. However, if you are not prepared to read the full listing, please scan the DETAILS below along with viewing the PHOTOGRAPHS at the bottom. If you’d prefer, please call us at 925-846-1451 and we’ll gladly discuss the VW and answer any questions over the telephone, including our “Buy it Now” policy. Yes, the VW can be purchased prior to the end of the eBay auction.

INTRODUCTION

This car is offered at a realistic price and, unlike bidding on cars in an auction environment, you will have the benefit of extensive information and history on the car prior to making a buying decision. Equally as important is the fact that Classic Cars Ltd. has been in business for 27+ years and enjoys an excellent national / international relationship with over 1,000+ positive eBay feedback responses.

Please keep in mind that we will gladly…

  • Answer any questions over the telephone and take the time to guide prospective customers through the buying process (925-846-1451).
  • Assist with locating a quality, suitable transporter at very competitive prices.
  • Provide proof that we are licensed, bonded (for the financial transaction), fully insured, and operate from an established showroom environment.
  • Provide feedback from previous buyers, and specific references for vehicle purchases in your area (we also ask that you view our detailed eBay feedback by clicking on the number to the right of the eBay user name)
  • Offer additional information including specific photographs or clarification of any part of our description of the vehicle

Thank you again, please let me know if I can be of assistance.

Happy “eBaying”!

Paul R. Wankle, Pres.
Classic Cars Ltd.
Pleasanton, CA
925-846-1451

DETAILS—THIS PARTICULAR 1964 VW BEETLE

We have always loved the pre-1968 VW Beetles and believe they represent the purest form of the classic VW “Bug.” This VW was completely restored in Southern California and is reported as a lifelong California car. The body and undercarriage support the clean, dry cars that we see on the West Coast making perfect choices for restorations based on their excellent solid condition. Unlike cars from inclement weather regions that have significant rust, restoring a rust free car with excellent “bones” results in a considerably better finished product. This 1964 VW is certainly evidence of this philosophy.

MECHANICAL

  • Very strong rebuilt 40 hp rebuilt engine
  • 4-speed manual transmission
  • Front Disc Brakes

SAFETY

  • Color coordinated front seat belts
  • Excellent, upgraded 185/50/15” matching tires and color coordinated wheels with chrome center caps
  • Disc brakes

EXTERIOR

  • Excellent uniform paint with no indication of partial panel re-painting since restored / complete paint (inside and out / trim removed)
  • Originally configured with no modifications to the body, bumpers, fenders, hood, or deck lid
  • German fit of body panels
  • Both doors and both front and rear compartments open/close smartly
  • Very solid door bottoms and rocker panels
  • Excellent front and rear bumpers
  • Excellent glass all around
  • Driver’s side outside rear view mirror
  • Radio antenna properly mounted on left front fender
  • All stock exterior trim, stainless steel and chrome accents

INTERIOR

  • Excellent dashboard (car totally disassembled and all interior panels painted when complete and total re-spray was completed)
  • Interior upgraded (front & rear) with tasteful “basket weave” vinyl in a color coordinated original style fabric
  • Matching front and rear door panels
  • Replaced headliner free from sagging, damage or stains
  • Factory sun visors in like new condition
  • Replaced weatherstrip on doors
  • Excellent factory style carpet
  • Clear, functional gauge / speedometer
  • Beautiful original black steering wheel
  • Nicely installed aftermarket AM/FM radio with stock speaker
  • Beautifully carpeted / finished in rear area behind the seat

ENGINE / FRONT TRUNK AREAS

  • Detailed engine and compartment
  • Straight clean floor pan
  • Free from rust through / rot
  • Immaculate front compartment including spare tire
  • Proper Identification # plate and matches ID # on the frame (under seat)

COSMETIC CONDITION

This VW is in beautiful condition having been lovingly restored. The car is finished in a beautiful light yellow exterior with a light “ash” interior. The exterior body and trim remain totally stock, as do the dashboard, steering wheel, and most interior components. Any upgrades to the exterior and interior were done tastefully, and with quality materials to give the Beetle a more contemporary appearance. An AM/FM radio has been added along with front seat belts for increased safety. Otherwise, the car retains virtually stock configuration and is devoid of some of the modifications that we see on older VW’s.

The exterior is totally free from any signs of rust, or damage that detracts from the overall appearance of the VW. In fact, the car is devoid of the normally seen door dings and other imperfections that we see on vehicles of this era. Perhaps most important, the 50 year old VW (difficult to believe, but true!) is completely devoid of rust. The bright work is “California quality” with no pitting, rust, fading. The bumpers are totally straight, include the factory over-riders and are free from pitting, or rust. The valence panel under the front bumper is free from the usual damage and the inner front trunk is also free from damage. Adding to the appearance of the exterior is an attractive and functional luggage/roof rack. NOTE: Items on top of vehicle (ice chest, luggage, and surf board are not included.

The interior shows as well as the exterior and was completed with a commitment to quality and attention to detail. We encourage a close review of the photos and believe the old adage: “A photo is worth a thousand words” certainly applies with this particular VW.

No shortcuts were taken, and the entire interior was redone at the time the car was disassembled for restoration and included new seating material,matching door panels (front and rear), new carpet, mats, and restoration of the dash / steering wheel. The seats are excellent, as are the door panels. Nice black floor mats cover the very good black rubber floors at all 4 positions. We ask that you review the photos and believe that the old adage “A photo is worth a thousand words” certainly applies in this instance.

The immaculate engine compartment reflects the “engine out” restoration and engine rebuild.

MECHANICAL CONDITION / DRIVEABILITY

The VW brings back wonderful memories of one of our first car, a 1967 VW Beetle. The car is great fun to drive and is totally reliable, fuel efficient, and receives admiring glances from the large number of previous owners that enjoyed Beetle ownership in years past.

The car received a mechanical refurbishment and has been well cared for since its restoration. The current meticulous owner has owned a number of VW Beetles and utilizes professionals to service his cars giving them the attention that they require. Within the last 200 miles, the car has received the following:

  • Passed the require California safety inspection
  • Replacement of the steering rack
  • New Dual master cylinder (an upgrade for safety from the original single master cylinder)
  • Bleed and adjust brakes (car has had front disc brake upgrade)
  • New oil pressure switch
  • New emergency brake handle

The car starts immediately and all of the operating systems are completely functional. It shifts well through all of the gears, the clutch engages properly and without slippage, and the brakes stop the car straight and sure. The emergency brake is properly adjusted. The steering is tight and precise and the car is free from wind noise due to the replacement of virtually all of the rubber seals when the car was restored. All of the lighting systems are functional.

The VW represents a properly restored car that can be enjoyed as regular transportation, an occasional use car, or proudly taken to local shows where it will, undoubtedly, garner considerable attention from admiring fans.

OTHER

  • Passed the California required safety inspection for working wipers, turn signals, lights, brakes, etc.
  • For California buyers, the car does not require smog and is currently registered until February, 2021.

SPECIFICATIONS OF THE 1964 VW BEETLE

  • Length: 6”
  • Wheelbase: 5”
  • Width: 6”
  • Height: 1”
  • Ground clearance: 6”
  • Turning circle: 4’
  • Weight: 1,672 lb.
  • Engine: 1,285 cc flat 4 cylinder 78.4 c.i.
  • Transmission: 4 speed manual transmission
  • Fuel capacity: 6 gal

HISTORY OF THE VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE

TheVolkswagen Beetle, officially theVolkswagen Type 1, or informally in the US theVolkswagen Bug, is a two-door, four passenger, rear-enginedeconomy carmanufactured and marketed by German automakerVolkswagen (VW) from 1938 until 2003. Volkswagen means literally, “people’s car” in German.

The need for this kind of car and its functional objectives were formulated byAdolf Hitler, desiring an inexpensive, simple car to be mass-produced for the newGerman road network. He contractedPorsche in 1934 to design and build it to his exacting standards.Ferdinand Porscheand his team took until 1938 to finalize it,although the design was based entirely on the work ofBéla Barényi, who completed the design in 1925.This is one of the firstrear-enginedcars. With over 24million manufacturedin anair-cooled,rear-engined, rear-wheel drive configuration, the Beetle is the longest-running andmost-manufactured carof a single design platform worldwide.

Thank you,

Classic Cars Ltd.
925-846-1451

Specifications

VIN: 6363167
Exterior Color: Yellow
Interior Color: Ash
Engine: 40 hp 4 Cylinder
Transmission: 4-Speed
Status: Available
Stock: 09-10550
Mileage: 85208
Features: Beautifully Restored West Coast Example with Upgrades including: Front Disc Brakes, Dual Master Cylinder, Roof Rack & More!

PURCHASING A COLLECTOR VEHICLE - THINGS TO CONSIDER

As always, we recommend that you carefully review the seller's background for any collector car being sold over the Internet. It is important to ask yourself a number of questions including, but not limited to:

·How long have they been in business?

·How much experience do they have with collector cars?

·How many positive collector car vehicle sales have they completed (positive eBay feedback)?

·How detailed/complete is the description of the vehicle?

·Do the photos show details of the interior, exterior, top, chrome, etc. or are they simply "glamour shots" taken from a distance?

·Does the seller have a Surety Bond to protect the financial transaction?

·What about insurance, licensing by the state, and a local business license?

·Does the seller (if a business) have any DMV (Motor Vehicle) complaints and/or other history of legal action, grievances?

·Does the seller enjoy a favorable local and national/international reputation?

·Can the seller assist with funding sources, transport and out of state/country sales?

ABOUT CLASSIC CARS LTD.

·We have been the same, small, California town for over 25 years. We operate a small "brick & mortar", indoor showroom, and specialize in the sale, consignment, and purchase of sports, high performance and specialty vehicles of all types. We have a particular interest in sports cars and unique vehicles.

·The majority of our vehicles come from local, private owners and collectors, and many were sold new in California. We appreciate that rust free cars, with excellent documentation and history are especially attractive to our buyers both locally, and around the country. As a result, we do not purchase our collectible cars from "distressed" sales, such as wholesale auctions, salvage sales, or lien sales. We do not sell vehicles with salvage titles, or those that have a history of significant accident damage or repair.

·We have sold hundreds of unique, classic and collectible vehicles and regularly deal with buyers that have not had the experience of purchasing a large (both physically and monetarily) item on eBay, or through an Internet source.We strive to achieve 100% positive feedback on all vehicle sales from customers around the globe and is a reflection of our commitment to accurate, complete, and thorough vehicle descriptions.

·We have been shipping vehicles for years and have established excellent contacts that are not only high quality but very price competitive.We do not use brokers, terminal shipping or other discount methods.Call us or email for a quote directly to your home or office. We are often able to obtain quality enclosed transportation (the kind of travel this car deserves) for the cost of open shipping.

·Please review our feedback on eBay (user name Never22Many) representing over 975+ positive transactions to buyers all over the United States / World.

·We are fully insured, bonded, and licensed for collector car sales all over the United States/World.

·Classic Cars Ltd. carries a $50,000 Surety bond to cover financial transactions

·We frequently sell vehicles to out of State / out of country buyers, and will be glad to provide references for buyers in your area.

MISCELLANEOUS GENERAL INFORMATION

·As with virtually all collector/specialty vehicles, we find that parts and resources are readily available for this (and most every vehicle), thanks in large part to the Internet.

·In addition to the purchase price of the vehicle, California buyers are subject to sales tax, documentation fee, DMV transfer fees, and license and registration.Out of state buyers are responsible for the purchase price of the vehicle with any local fees, taxers, etc. being paid in their respective state.IMPORTANT NOTE: If the vehicle is delivered or driven in California, applicable California sales tax, license, registration and transfer fees will be assessed per California law.

·While we encourage telephone calls to discuss this vehicle in greater detail and ask that you call us at 925-846-1451 if we can answer any questions about the vehicle, Classic Car Ltd, or shipping costs to your location.

·We encourage inspections by interested buyers or professional inspectors. Please call at 925-846-1451 to arrange a convenient time.

·As with any collectible vehicle of this vintage we are unable to provide a warranty or guarantee of condition. However, we make every effort to accurately represent our vehicles, and highlight both positive items as well as areas that require attention. We ask that prospective buyers consider our eBay history/feedback, standing in the community, length of time in business, and other factors when purchasing a collectible vehicle from Classic Cars Ltd.

·Minor cosmetic issues/flaws may be present on every vehicle (regardless of cost) including small chips, nicks, scratches, etc. that can be seen on even the best restoration, or even a relatively new, used "pre-owned" vehicle.Also, ownership of a collectible / specialty vehicle is more enjoyable if the owner is familiar with the "realities" of these unique cars.Unlike more modern day vehicles, these cars require regular, ongoing care/maintenance and some mechanical knowledge, patience, and understanding can make the experience considerably more pleasant.That said, collector / "specialty" car owners will tell you (emphatically) that they love their cars and wouldn't trade them for anything!!

The information contained in this description is believed to be accurate but, in some instances, has been provided by the car's owner / owners or outside sources.As a result, we are unable to guarantee the accuracy of the information.We encourage verification of "numbers" and significant data prior to the purchase of any collector vehicle that you are considering.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

·Buyers outside of California will be responsible for a $195.00 fee for processing / administration. The charge will apply if the vehicle is purchased through eBay or before or after the auction directly through Classic Cars Ltd.

·We reserve the right to end the auction prior to the scheduled auction close date. We will be glad to discuss details of a "pre-auction" purchase (925) 846-1451.

·Inspections of vehicles are encouraged but (by appointment) must be completed within 24 hours of the end of the auction.

·Out of state buyers are responsible for the high bid and shipping costs. California buyers are subject to the appropriate sales tax, DMV transfer, and fees associated with the purchase of any used vehicle sale in the state of California.

·To avoid shipping the title with the car to our out of state buyers, we mail the title and other transfer documents via Priority Mail.Larger items and parts will be shipped with the vehicle.

·While shipping and transportation costs (if appropriate) are the responsibility of the winning bidder, we can assist with locating a suitable transporter. We regularly ship cars all over the USA/World, and can often times locate very competitive rates for transporting vehicles door to door, to a local terminal, enclosed, open, etc. Please call us for specific information/rates to your location.

·We meet some great people and fellow enthusiasts, and only rarely do we have problems with non-paying bidders. Please be certain that you are prepared to buy the car if you bid, or call us at 925-846-1451 before the end of the auction if we can answer any questions. If you have a "sunglass" rating or fewer than 10 feedback ratings

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Thank You & Happy Bidding
Classic Cars Ltd.