1950 VW Deluxe Split Window Beetle Sedan For Sale


This is a very beautiful and desirable 1950 Deluxe Beetle.
It is a very clean and recent restoration, rebuilt 25 horse engine, many nice details and is a turn key,
ready to enjoy car that is located in Orange County California.


The color is called Bordeaux red and it is a beautiful color that is period correct and
not often seen on Beetles of the era.


The car was built on August 17th 1950 and left the factory for the US on September 6th.
This is a genuine "Hoffman Car", being one of the earliest VWs officially destined for the US market.
According to the Hoffman registry, this is the fourth oldest existing 11c model.
Production wise it is within the first 10 VWs shipped to Hoffman who was the sole importer at this time.


So...to make that clear, this is one of the first 10 VWs ever built for the American market.


The early "Hoffman Cars" have become quite desirable among American collectors.
While many early cars have come over to the US through individual import over the years,
to have one of the very first to actually be built and officially imported here is a true badge of honor.
America was a massive market for the VW and this is one of the first few dribbles
that became the massive flood of Beetles across American soil.


The restoration is of nice quality, but not perfect.
It shows beautifully in photos and in person to all who see it,
but a trained eye will see flaws in paint and body and general finish.


The car was originally sold to a gentleman in Connecticut.
In 1996 the car came to California. The current owner has had the car since 2004
and the restoration of the car has been done during his ownership.