1956 VOLKSWAGEN  TYPE 1 BEETLE  Chassis no. 10988279 Engine no. 3784132

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Lot 25
1956 VOLKSWAGEN TYPE 1 BEETLE

Sold for US$ 20,900 inc. premium
1956 VOLKSWAGEN TYPE 1 BEETLE
Coachwork by Karmann

Chassis no. 10988279
Engine no. 3784132

1,192cc OHV Air-Cooled Flat 4-Cylinder Engine
Single Carburetor
38bhp at 3,900rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Independent Front and Rear Swing Axle Suspension
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

*A classic 1950s era Beetle nicely accessorized with a period roof rack
*Recent sympathetically restoration
*The 911's oldest ancestor
*Charming example of the iconic Beetle


THE BEETLE

One of the 20th century's great automobiles, the Volkswagen 'Beetle' transcended its origins as the German 'people's car,' going on to become an all-time best-seller and cult classic. Originally conceived by Dr. Ferdinand Porsche, the Volkswagen inspired great loyalty and enthusiasm based on its practicality, reliability, adaptability and affordability.

An air cooled engine eliminated the whole water cooling system of pumps, pipes, hoses and radiators as well as reducing the risk of freezing in cold northern winters. From the late 1930's through the early Seventies, Volkswagens sold in hundreds of thousands in the United States, peaking at 572,573 in 1970.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This desirable 1950s era example is believed to have spent most of its life in the U.S. State of Iowa where the prevailing mild, dry weather conditions saved it from corrosion, thus presenting a solid basis for a sympathetic restoration. As presented here today the subject model is beautifully presented with a high quality paint finish, complimented by fresh brightwork and a correct pattern interior. Evidently much time and money have been deservedly lavished on this smart little Deluxe model.

To complete the period look a roof rack has been added - for skis, a picnic set or perhaps to strap a Christmas tree to, regardless it's a useful accessory and completes that 50s look. The iconic flat four - the progenitor of so much that was to follow - sounds as tight and crisp as only a VW motor can. Presented in working order this charming Deluxe model is ready to take its place in a collection, or to be enjoyed by a family for fun days out and perhaps, as so many have, be given a name!

We commend this little car not only as a lovable classic but as no less than an icon of twentieth century design.
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1956 VOLKSWAGEN  TYPE 1 BEETLE  Chassis no. 10988279 Engine no. 3784132
1956 VOLKSWAGEN  TYPE 1 BEETLE  Chassis no. 10988279 Engine no. 3784132
1956 VOLKSWAGEN  TYPE 1 BEETLE  Chassis no. 10988279 Engine no. 3784132
1956 VOLKSWAGEN  TYPE 1 BEETLE  Chassis no. 10988279 Engine no. 3784132
1956 VOLKSWAGEN  TYPE 1 BEETLE  Chassis no. 10988279 Engine no. 3784132
1956 VOLKSWAGEN  TYPE 1 BEETLE  Chassis no. 10988279 Engine no. 3784132
1956 VOLKSWAGEN  TYPE 1 BEETLE  Chassis no. 10988279 Engine no. 3784132
1956 VOLKSWAGEN  TYPE 1 BEETLE  Chassis no. 10988279 Engine no. 3784132
1956 VOLKSWAGEN  TYPE 1 BEETLE  Chassis no. 10988279 Engine no. 3784132
1956 VOLKSWAGEN  TYPE 1 BEETLE  Chassis no. 10988279 Engine no. 3784132
1956 VOLKSWAGEN  TYPE 1 BEETLE  Chassis no. 10988279 Engine no. 3784132
1956 VOLKSWAGEN  TYPE 1 BEETLE  Chassis no. 10988279 Engine no. 3784132
1956 VOLKSWAGEN  TYPE 1 BEETLE  Chassis no. 10988279 Engine no. 3784132
1956 VOLKSWAGEN  TYPE 1 BEETLE  Chassis no. 10988279 Engine no. 3784132
1956 VOLKSWAGEN  TYPE 1 BEETLE  Chassis no. 10988279 Engine no. 3784132
1956 VOLKSWAGEN  TYPE 1 BEETLE  Chassis no. 10988279 Engine no. 3784132
1956 VOLKSWAGEN  TYPE 1 BEETLE  Chassis no. 10988279 Engine no. 3784132
1956 VOLKSWAGEN  TYPE 1 BEETLE  Chassis no. 10988279 Engine no. 3784132
1956 VOLKSWAGEN  TYPE 1 BEETLE  Chassis no. 10988279 Engine no. 3784132
1956 VOLKSWAGEN  TYPE 1 BEETLE  Chassis no. 10988279 Engine no. 3784132
1956 VOLKSWAGEN  TYPE 1 BEETLE  Chassis no. 10988279 Engine no. 3784132
1956 VOLKSWAGEN  TYPE 1 BEETLE  Chassis no. 10988279 Engine no. 3784132
1956 VOLKSWAGEN  TYPE 1 BEETLE  Chassis no. 10988279 Engine no. 3784132
1956 VOLKSWAGEN  TYPE 1 BEETLE  Chassis no. 10988279 Engine no. 3784132
1956 VOLKSWAGEN  TYPE 1 BEETLE  Chassis no. 10988279 Engine no. 3784132
1956 VOLKSWAGEN  TYPE 1 BEETLE  Chassis no. 10988279 Engine no. 3784132
1956 VOLKSWAGEN  TYPE 1 BEETLE  Chassis no. 10988279 Engine no. 3784132
1956 VOLKSWAGEN  TYPE 1 BEETLE  Chassis no. 10988279 Engine no. 3784132
1956 VOLKSWAGEN  TYPE 1 BEETLE  Chassis no. 10988279 Engine no. 3784132
1956 VOLKSWAGEN  TYPE 1 BEETLE  Chassis no. 10988279 Engine no. 3784132
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