1962 Volkswagen Beetle on 2040-cars
Williams Bay, Wisconsin, United States
Engine:1.2L 1192CC 73Cu. In. H4 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
For Sale By:Private Seller
Exterior Color: White
Interior Color: Orange/White
Drive Type: U/K
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Number of Cylinders: 4
Up for auction is my 1962 Volkswagen beetle. I have owned this Beetle for just over three years, and driven it approximately 3,500 miles. I purchased it in California and had it shipped to Wisconsin. Prior to my ownership, it had been a California car its whole life. While it has been in Wisconsin, it has been stored in a heated garage in the winters (October - April). The body on my Beetle is very good for a 51 year old car. When I purchased it, the mileage was just over 45,000 miles, which the owner stated were original. I do not have a cert or docs for this, but over the years, while doing routine maintenance, do believe the low mileage may be original. I rebuilt the rear brakes and axle seals last year, and the rear drums are original stamped VW, and still have a lot of surface. The rear bearings were original as well. The brake pedal is in great condition, as were the rubber pads (I cracked the brake pedal cover pulling it off to take a look,...very frustrating). I have had to replace some of the rubber seals around the lights, but saved the original rubber items, as they were all original VW. A few items have been updated for safety: converted from 6V to 12V for brighter lights, and the addition of seat belts for my passengers/children.
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