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1962 Volkswagen Beetle on 2040-cars

Year:1962 Mileage:49975 Color: White /

Williams Bay, Wisconsin, United States

Williams Bay, Wisconsin, United States
Fuel Type:GAS
Engine:1.2L 1192CC 73Cu. In. H4 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
Vehicle Title:Clear
Body Type:U/K
For Sale By:Private Seller
VIN: 4302649 Year: 1962
Make: Volkswagen
Mileage: 49,975
Model: Beetle
Exterior Color: White
Trim: Base
Interior Color: Orange/White
Drive Type: U/K
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Number of Cylinders: 4
Condition: UsedA vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections.Seller Notes:"My VW has had one exterior respray at one point in it's life. Paint has some wear, but consistent with age. Has a few chips, scratches, blemishes, but no dents. I have lost one of the windshield wiper arms. Interior redone and in good condition. Tires have been driven on less than 5,000 miles. Bumpers have not been re-chromed, but are originals and very straight. Converted to 12 volt. Radio is original, but not hooked up. Battery box does have a 3 mm hole in the back corner. The paint around the brake reservoir in the front trunk has popped up due to the brake fluid over the years."

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.

I have reviewed the VIN and motor numbers and my Beetle was manufactured in the late fall (Oct/Nov) of 1961, and then shipped over.  

Motor was rebuilt less than 7,500 miles ago (I do not have the receipts).  The block is the original 62.
Rear brakes were rebuilt last year (pads/hardware)
New rear axle seal
New plugs, wires, dist. cap, ignition rotor.  Timing and point gap set as well.
Oil change
New Bosch Alternator and belt.  
Battery replaced three years ago

Recommend:  Front brakes can get a little grumbly after sitting, but smooth out after a couple miles.  It will need another oil bath air filter, as I put a small hair line crack in the current/original (very frustrating).  The current one may be repaired, but weeps a little.

Seats recovered in original color
Door panels replaced in original color (rear interior panels have separated a little towards the bottoms, this can be seen in one of the pics)
Headliner replaced and has no tears
Pillar covers have a little rash from the rear seat being moved for battery access 
Carpet and rubber mat in great shape
Battery tray has a 3mm hole in the corner, I did not replace it as it does not make sense to (it is only original once).  
Trunk has some light surface oxidation,
Radio is an original Sapphire, but is not hooked up and I don't know if it works
Windshield has been replaced, all other glass is original

Very solid body all around and also the pan (California car).  
Respray many years ago.  There are some scratches and chips, that said the body is straight.
Window rubber replaced.  The driver/passenger window scrapes/vent window rubber is not a great fit, and I would replace in the future
I have misplaced one of the windshield wipers.  I took them off, as I don't drive in the rain
Bumpers are the originals, and a little dull, but very straight
Bumper brackets recently powder coated
Rims in original colors (few chips on the lip, see pics)
Luggage rack comes with the car
Original running boards
Driver/Passenger door seals are original and a little tired.
Original Wolfsburg emblem on the hood

Other Items:
The original jack, tool kit and spare tire are in the car.  
I will include the Muir Repair Manual pictured as well, this is a great book.  
The heater boxes are intact and in good condition.  I do not have the cable hooked up, don't need the heat, not driven in winter.
Hubcaps have some pitting
Trim around vent windows has some pitting.
The paint in front trunk by the brake reservoir has "popped" due to brake fluid (see pic), I left this area alone as it is common, and I didn't want to repaint it.  I believe it is referred to as "patina".
When the electric was converted to 12V, a new alternator stand, carb. spacer and filler neck spacer were installed to complete the switch (this is typical, and can be all switched back if desired)
An aftermarket degree pulley was added to help with timing, adjusting valves, etc. This could be switched back as well.

In summary, this is a nice 51 year old Volkswagen that has not been molested and with nice original parts.  It is not perfect, but it sure is beautiful, and will get a lot of attention and thumbs up.  It is a conversation piece and really gets people reminiscing about their youth.  I am not selling it as a restored car or garage queen, but more of a well taken care of example.  If you were looking for a car that would take little to make perfect, this is a good example.  Due to the age of my car, I am having to sell it with no warranties,..expressed, implied or otherwise.  I would however myself, not hesitate to take it on a road-trip at 55 mph all day long.

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