Original Owner 1965 VW Beetle For Sale
There are not many opportunities out there to buy a vintage car from
the actual original owner.
This is one of those rare cases. The couple that bought this car new in
1965, still owns it today
and that is who you will be buying it from.
The car was restored a few years back...the woners thought it was about
time to treat the car
to a full restoration as thanks for the years of dependable service.
They had hoped that family members would want to keep the car, but
their kids have
no desire to own it, so now that money spent on the restoration will
benefit the new owner...whoever that is.
The car retains it's original black California plates and has always
been here in the State since arriving
off the boat in 65.
The color was originally Sea Blue, the restoration color is a bit
brighter than that, but the paint quality is very nice
and the car has a very clean look to it.
Many parts were replaced at the time of the restoration, all the
rubber, all the trim, bumpers, running boards, etc
A very handsome automobile!
Great car with a great "aura"
And it is all thanks to this gentleman and his impeccable maintenance.
He has had the oil changed regularly, valves adjusted on schedule,
always maintained to a high standard and if something needed
fixing...he got it done.
The car has over 300,000 miles on it, but you would never ever guess it
by looking at it.
The most recent engine rebuild was about 60,000 miles ago and it runs
great with no issues.
He just had it serviced about a month ago and it has a clean bill of
I love the chance to snap a picture like this... together for 45 years!
Ok...enough with the back story...lets look deeper and see what the car
is all about.
Paint job is well done and latches and details look pretty good.
Window rubbers and seals are all fresh.
Very solid and straight car
The California climate and always being garaged has surely preserved it
Windshield is new...window rubbers are recent and are in great shape.
Very straight in the spare tire well.
No wrecks, no rust.
Trunk liner and wiring cover were replaced.
Door panels and interior were all done at the time of the resto.
Solid door jams
Carpet is clean and well installed.
Never a radio mounted in the dash!
Fat file of receipts and original paperwork...excellent documentation
of the life of the car.
Recent service records included
All the original import paperwork is still with the car...incredible to
When is the last time you saw a Certificate of Origin on an old VW?
When the car arrived, there was a list of issues that the owner just
had to have taken care of.
And the care never stopped for the next 45 years.
Love the original paperwork...when I see this sort of thing I know that
I am dealing with someone that
details are important to. People that keep this level of documentation
on a car are the kind of people
you really want to buy from. Always in caring hands, no punk kid
customization, and everything is known
back to day one. This is priceless.
The restoration was completed 3 years ago and cost $13,702.12!
Headliner is clean
Seats could use perhaps a very light cleaning.
Steering wheel in nice shape.
Locking steering column.
Paint is very nice indeed.
I spyed a few aftermarket parts used in the restoration such as this
one turn signal lens and housing.
Headlight lenses are original.
Nice bright chrome and good reflections in the paint finish.
Battery section of the floorpan was replaced, everything else appears
to be original sheetmetal.
Engine is a totally stock 40 horse unit that runs great.
Still 6 volt electrics, I see a mechanical advance distributor, but
otherwise it all looks very stock and proper.
Excellent tires on the stock wheels.
Aftermarket replacement bumpers.
In closing this is a rare find.
The car itself is not extraordinarily rare...but the situation is.
One California owner since new...incredible documentation back to
and a nice driver quality restoration in the past few years that totals
far far higher than the asking price.
This is a great opportunity.
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