1958 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible - Fully Restored All Original Classic VW

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Technical specifications

Manufacturer:Volkswagen
Model:Beetle - Classic
Year:1958
Type:Convertible
Fuel Type:Gasoline
Color:Black
Mileage:17,651
Transmission:Manual
Interior Color:Coral Red & Sand Beige
Engine:36hp
Trim:Kabriolett Convertible
Number of Cylinders:4
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1958 VW Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
Up for auction is this beautiful 1958 Beetle Convertible. This vehicle has been in the family for more than 40 years and on the road for only a few of those years. As you can see from the pictures this vehicle is in nearly flawless condition. Let me share with you a few details about this car.
As I stated, this car has seen very little driving since the late ‘60s early ‘70s. From the time it spent sitting in high-and-dry storage it was in need of a complete restoration. This restoration took place last year and took nearly the entire year to complete. A few of the more important things to note on this car is that it has ZERO rust repair done to it because the car was rust-free top to bottom!
Chrome - All chrome such as bumpers, handles, bezels, etc. are original and were re-chrome plated. This is not a cheapo restoration. This is top-notch all the way.
Body - Again, this ‘58 was a rust-free car so there is no need to wonder about the quality of the panel repairs because none were needed. All of the sheet metal is original VW with no aftermarket fenders or modifications. The car was completely stripped inside and out to bare metal before refinishing it to its original color. The paint shows incredibly well! If you are going to restore a car back to its original color and that color is black, your paint shop better know what they are doing and this team did. I can’t say enough about the quality of the work and the incredible job they did, which is why I chose not to go with a body shop but an actual restoration shop for this most important step in the overall project. The cost was considerably higher to go with them but the work matches the price.
Interior - Simply put Beautiful. Original to this ‘58 Convertible was 2-tone leatherette in coral red and sand beige. Many refer to it as salmon and off-white. Call it what you will, either way it is still one of the most sought-after color combinations. The carpeting is black loop with sewn piping. As with the body, no expense was spared and it shows!
Chassis/transmission/engine/brakes - The chassis is all original with everything being replaced to make it a perfect daily drivable vehicle. Starting with the front beam, king and link pins were not worn but were tight from sitting for so many years. To make it drive and steer perfectly down the road I had both of them replaced with original VW components. The transmission is the original unit and shifts perfectly through the gears. All that was needed in this department was a fresh oil change and new axle boots. The complete braking system was replaced front to rear including new lines, hoses, master cylinder, wheel cylinders, hardware kits and shoes. The engine is a #s matching, completely rebuilt (by Doug Nichols, a 50+ year factory VW mechanic) and correct 36HP. The motor was not only rebuilt but so was every component on the motor including the carburetor, distributor, fuel pump, and generator. Again, as with everything else on the car, no expense was spared here either and everything shows perfectly!
A few other things to mention tires are brand new, mounted on correct matching '58 wheels which boast the 15" convertible beauty rings and large logo hub caps. The Convertible top as well as headliner are also brand new and original color coded to match this '58.
The original book which came with the car is included. The front cover is detached - otherwise it is in good condition.
If you are looking for a 100% completely restored daily driver, this is the car to strongly consider. This car has less than 250 miles since it was restored. There is no visible wear on the brake, clutch or gas pedals. Everything on the car works properly as it was intended to from the factory and it drives down the road very well.
Feel free to ask any questions regarding this superb vehicle and I will answer them to the best of my ability or pass them on to the restoration shop or VW mechanic.
The reserve price is set according to true/realistic market value and is a reasonable number for the quality of the car. I will not pull the auction for a buy-it-now price. I want to keep this fair for all interested parties.
If you are bidding on this vehicle and will need it to be shipped to your location, I will assist with the shipping in any way possible on my end. HOWEVER, I will NOT set up the shipping for you.

Please note: If you do not have the cash in hand to complete this sale, please do not bid on my auction.



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