1955 Vw Volkswagon Bug Oval Window Sun Roof Three Fold Ragtop on 2040-cars
Molalla, Oregon, United States
|1955 VW ragtop bug. The car is not a frame off restoration. I would put it at a driver quality paint job, with a few blimishes (still very eye catching). The bug is not an original ragtop, but has a three fold top in it now. I bought it from a guy who had the work done for the top. The interior is pretty nice, with a new headliner. Great looking front mirrors. The under hood area was painted black when I got the bug and needs the cover for the back of the dash. The nose is not all rusted out, but has been crunched up in the last 59 years. The heater channel does have some small holes in it, but overhaul the floor is in decent shape. One floor board has been changed out in the past. When I got it, the car had all new seals in the windows and doors, also on the trunk and hood. I have the radio face for the car. The car has pretty new tires. All the glass is original to the car.
I am no VW specialist by any means. If you have any questions, please ask them before bidding. I can take more pictures if needed.
Again, this in not a show car or frame off restoration, BUT it is a very cool nice looking car that needs a little here and there. Fun to drive with the top open.
If you have "0" feedback, please NO NOT bid until you contact me through eBay first.
Thanks and happy bidding.
On Jul-31-14 at 13:29:23 PDT, seller added the following information:
It looks like the pan and the body's vin both match.
On Aug-01-14 at 07:05:29 PDT, seller added the following information:
The rear of the car has the correct "H" panel. I tried to add a picture, but was not allowed to.
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Bloomberg Markets is reporting that BMW, Volkswagen and Ferrari have been using tungsten ore sourced from Columbia's FARC rebel terrorists. The extensive story focuses on Columbia's illegal mining trade and calls into question the provenance of the rare ore that is used not only in crankshaft parts production, but is also found in the world's computing and telecommunications industry for use in screens.
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The ore is mined by the FARC (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, or Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People's Army), and exported to Pennsylvania, where it is refined. The refined ore is then sent over to Austria, where a company called Plansee turns it into a finished product. Now, it's important to note that we aren't talking about the world's supply of tungsten here. In 2012, Plansee's American refinery purchased 93.2 metric tons of tungsten, valued at $1.8 million. That's peanuts, with the entire Colombian tungsten mining industry producing just one percent of the world's supplies.
That doesn't make indirectly supporting FARC any more acceptable, though. BMW, VW and Ferrari are all committed to not accepting mineral supplies from the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is also in the grips of a guerrilla insurrection funded, in part, by illegal mining. The same commitment would figure to extend to Colombian mining, but as BMW points out, it's difficult for a multi-national manufacturer to know where every item in its supply chain comes from. A company spokesperson says as much, telling Bloomberg, "These few grams out of the billions of tons of raw materials passing through the BMW supply chain are of no practical relevance."
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Likewise, Volkswagen intends to move production of a currently imported model to its plant in Puebla, Mexico. Daimler, Honda, Nissan and Mazda also plan to build additional models on North American soil for the first time. Around two-thirds of the new North American manufacturing will take place in Mexico, helping the country soak up a full 20 percent of the content's automotive production for the first time. You can head over to the Wards Auto site for the full report.
The current Volkswagen Beetle already tries to be a fairly retro-looking ride by cribbing styling elements from the iconic original. However, for the new, limited-edition Classic model, VW is hopping into the time machine to grab even more vintage cues. The company is even cutting the price, perhaps in hopes of turning around flagging sales this year. You don't need to wait long for any of these upgrades either because the automaker says that the Classic goes on sale this week for $20,195, *excluding the $820 destination charge. That's $100 less than a bone-stock Beetle.
Starting as a standard Beetle with VW's 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 170 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque, the Classic edition comes with a six-speed automatic and then adds some retro flair. It includes new vintage-look 17-inch wheels with simulated dog dish polished hubcaps over black spokes. It also comes with a rear spoiler, and the automaker is offering the model in Pure White, Black Uni, and Reflex Silver.
The interior mixes in a few more classic touches but includes modern amenities like a standard navigation system, satellite radio and multifunction steering wheel. However, the seats are finished in a two-tone design combining light brown leatherette on the sides and checked cloth centers, plus lumbar support for the driver's side. The shift knob and handbrake also get wrapped in leather.