1956 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet

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Lot 45
1956 VOLKSWAGEN TYPE 1 BEETLE CABRIOLET

Sold for US$ 35,200 inc. premium
1956 VOLKSWAGEN TYPE 1 BEETLE CABRIOLET
Coachwork by Karmann

Chassis no. 1575247
Engine no. 3663424

1,192cc OHV Flat 4-Cylinder Engine
Single Carburetor
38bhp at 3,900rpm
4-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

*Desirable Type 1 Cabriolet
*Beautifully restored example
*Perfect car for fun in the sun
*Iconic and classic collector car


THE BEETLE

One of the 20th century's most iconic automobiles, the Volkswagen Type 1 '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.

The platform backbone frame was simple to build, its rear mounted engine left the entire volume between the wheels free of obstructions and mated directly to the transaxle, eliminating the driveshaft. 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.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This charming Cabriolet is a prime example of the legendary 'People's Car' from Volkswagen. Featuring white paintwork and whitewall tires contrasted by a black convertible top and black interior, this Beetle has been the recipient of a comprehensive restoration. The paint is accented with fresh brightwork and the Cabriolet top fits snugly over the cockpit. The black interior maintains added luxuries offered on the Cabriolet over the Saloon model, including map pockets and height-adjustable rearview mirror, and the seating surfaces themselves are in excellent condition. The carpeting has been redone, and complimentary coco mats have been added for each passenger.

Most recently, this Beetle was enjoyed by a Swiss collector who had the car serviced annually, regardless of the limited use it received. As such, the car is said to remain in good working order and ready to be enjoyed by its next owner. Recently returned to the United States, this Beetle is well sorted and can be a fun addition to any collection - while it doesn't offer breakneck speed, this little Cabriolet will most certainly turn heads.
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1956 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet
1956 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet
1956 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet
1956 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet
1956 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet
1956 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet
1956 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet
1956 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet
1956 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet
1956 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet
1956 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet
1956 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet
1956 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet
1956 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet
1956 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet
1956 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet
1956 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet
1956 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet
1956 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet
1956 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet
1956 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet
1956 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet
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