Vw Bug 63 Ragtop Deluxe on 2040-cars
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Up for consideration is an Exceptional example of the classic icon the 63 VW Beetle Ragtop.
This VW has been cared for by 3 adult VW enthusiasts over the last 51 years.
What makes this VW Exceptional is the quality of the restoration undertaken over a 3 year period. The car was completed in 2009 by long time VW lovers & builders prior to my ownership. What these restorers accomplished was next to short of building an assembly line vehicle like that of the Wolfsburg Factory.
Many make the claim" Rust Free" but if you know German cars of the 50's- 60's rust may not be evident until you see outward signs. This VW has had almost all it's structural sheet metal replaced with factory spares and spot welded professionally in place to look like the original. Zinc treated, epoxy primed and finish coated with Rhino truck bed liner ( tuff stuff) so won't Rust Ever
Pan Off Restoration - Have Restoration Receipts for over 22k.
Every Part on Vehicle Newer or rebuilt using mostly VW parts where available
Complete mechanical & cosmetic refresh in 2013 by Exotic Car Shop
Engine: Total rebuild to 1385 cc 52 hp Transaxle: rebuilt all with around 900mi.
Safety: 3 point Seat Belts mounted in orig. factory anchors. Front disc brakes, New Firestone F560 Radial tires and New Vintage rims, Dual factory side mirrors
I encourage and welcome all questions prior to auctions end. I reserve the right to end auction any time prior to reserve being met as car is advertised for sale else where.
Vehicle is sold " As Is" condition with no warranty. Bid with confidence no disappointments, car looks better in person than the pictures. Seller 100% on e Bay since 2003
Shipping Costs are the responsibility of winning bidder. I can assist truck driver to load/keep garaged till pick up in a timely manor.
Please bid to win- I've set a very fair reserve price. Would be a great addition to any collection.
This car is built to drive, rally or show. Easily keeps up with modern traffic cruises quietly/ effortless at 65mph Easy to shift, stops on a dime.
VW has been safety checked, all maintenance up to date Needs Nothing!!
On Aug-22-14 at 15:34:38 PDT, seller added the following information:
Forgot to mention vehicle has a restored jack, tool roll with some tools, Retro Sound AM/FM working radio, remote battery cut off switch, PPG paint 2 stage with 2 coats base 4 clear, cut/buff entire car original color code.
Please note: Rubber fender welting as viewed in the pictures is actually factory NOS sourced from Germany to match car. The color has not been painted over a black welting. The color is manufactured in the rubber. Running board material also color coordinated as well and color manufactured in the rubber. The color is imbedded in the rubber.
On Aug-22-14 at 20:06:49 PDT, seller added the following information:
Forgot to mention Engine/Transaxle does not leak fluids.
On Aug-22-14 at 21:07:02 PDT, seller added the following information:
Further Questions E Mail or call Paul @ 239-332-4014 after 6pm please.
On Aug-23-14 at 08:51:32 PDT, seller added the following information:
Forgot to mention New electronic ignition system 034 Bosch SVDA distributor, vac.& mech. advances, mechanical trigger old school , MSD coil, MSD 6Al multi spark box. ,Taylor ultra low resistance 8mm performance wires.
Professionally installed system recommended by Exotic car shop as best electronic system for the VW Beetle type 1 engine- improves gas miles/gal., extends bearing life- less gas/oil dilution almost all gas is burned during combustion cycle, increased power& dependability NASCAR racing/ sports car club racing tried and true.
On Aug-23-14 at 14:59:05 PDT, seller added the following information:
ATTENTION: This car is being sold for far less than the cost of the Restoration. My loss your gain.
Why settle for average when you can own a show stopper.. You can't lose your investment by purchasing this Beetle. That's because my Reserve is set low and you couldn't build for my low reserve price. It's like buying a classic car at wholesale pricing.
My reserve is far less than the KBB value guide suggests for a car in this condition.
I encourage you to please bid to own, you might just do!! so!
On Aug-24-14 at 09:47:32 PDT, seller added the following information:
VW IS RESTORED TO BETTER THAN ORIGINAL CONDITION ! VEHICLE HAS 3 POINT SEAT BELTS, FRONT DISC BRAKES,SPLIT SYSTEM, PERFORMANCE SWAY BAR, FIRESTONE F560 RADIAL TIRES, ELECTRONIC IGNITION, 1200CC 40HP ENGINE REBUILT TO 1385CC OR 52+ HP, REBUILT LATER TYPE TRANSAXLE,IMPROVED ELECTRICAL SYSTEM OVER THE 6VOLT CONVERTED TO 12VOLT. ONE OF THE BEST ON EBAY CAR !
THE TIME ,WORK AND EXPENSE ARE ALL PART OF A CARS VALUE. THIS ONE HAS BEEN PROFESSIONALLY RESTORED. DRIVEN AND SORTED OUT MECHANICALLY OVER THE LAST YEAR. -PAINT, BODY, SHEET METAL, ENGINE, TRANSAXLE, ELECTRICAL,INTERIOR YOU NAME IT.
On Aug-26-14 at 11:09:19 PDT, seller added the following information:
KELLY BLUE BOOK VALUE GUIDE SUGGESTS 15K-22K FOR A VW IN THIS CONDITION. BELIEVE ME VEHICLE WILL BE SOLD FOR FAR LESS.
WINNING BIDDER WILL GET A BOX FULL OF ALL RESTORATION RECEIPTS, ACTUAL PICTURES OF THE RESTORATION , OWNERS MANUAL, PARTICIPANT DASH PLAQUE FROM THE 2005 HERBIE AND FRIENDS TOUR CELEBRATING 50YRS OF VW,THE 3 REGISTRATIONS OF THE PREVIOUS OWNERS, THE COA FROM THE SIFTUNG MUSEUM. SHOWING CAR TO BE AN EARLY 63 BUILT IN JAN/ FEB. SO STILL HAD THE WOLFSBURG CREST ON FRONT HOOD LATER 63'S DO NOT. PROVES ORIGINAL L380 TURQUOISE PAINT COLOR AND THAT IT WAS A FACTORY SUNROOF MODEL VIN IS #5-327-866
AUCTION IS ENDING SOON DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS DEAL. BID ! AFTER 38 YRS. COLLECTING CLASSICS I'VE LEARNED THAT IT IS ALWAYS LESS EXPENSIVE TO BY A TOTALLY RESTORED CAR AT A REASONABLE OR BARGAIN PRICE THAN TO PAY LESS FOR A LESSER CAR AND SPEND MORE TRYING TO DO IT YOURSELF. RESTORATION PROJECTS TAKE LOT'S OF TIME/MONEY- THIS VW TOOK OVER 2YRS AND THEN A YEAR TO SORT OUT THE MECHANICALS.
Volkswagen Beetle - Classic for Sale
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Auto blogThu, 18 Apr 2013
General Motors released its first quarter sales figures this week, reporting that it sold 2.36 million cars and trucks worldwide. That figure represents an increase of 3.6 percent when compared to the same period last year. GM's growth was attributed to many factors, including global Cadillac sales that were up 26 percent and Chevrolet posting a one percent increase over last year (this marked Chevy's tenth straight year of record global sales).
Volkswagen came in just behind GM, as the German automaker reported global sales from January through March at 2.27 million vehicles, an increase of five percent when compared to last year. While that number was strong, VW is cautioning that markets outside China and the US, such as those in Europe, are becoming a challenge as economies falter.
Yet to report sales is Toyota, current holder of the global world sales crown (the Japanese company sold 9.75 million cars last year, against 9.29 million sold by GM and 9.1 million vehicles sold by VW). Even though GM and Toyota both say they don't care who sells the most units, it is unquestionably a strong bragging point and sales equate to revenue. That said, Toyota will report its first quarter numbers next week.
Brazil: the country of carnivals, indescribable beauty adjacent to abject poverty, Ayrton Senna and old Volkswagen models. Only they're not old - they're new, they're just based on old designs. The original Beetle continued production there long after it had been phased out elsewhere, but the original Kombi van has lasted much longer. That ends today, however, with the iconic VW Microbus ambling out of production on the last day of 2013.
VW kept making the van in Brazil with the original air-cooled 1.2-liter boxer four until 2005, after which the original design was updated with a 1.4-liter water-cooled engine. Today, however, it ultimately falls prey to safety regulations that mandate that all vehicles - no matter how old their design - need to have airbags and ABS, forcing Volkswagen do Brasil to cease production of the Microbus after a 56-year production run. But the latest word is that the Kombi (as it's presently known) could get a stay of execution - or at least a resurrection in short order.
According to reports, the Brazilian government is looking into granting the Type 2 Microbus an exemption from said safety regulations, reasoning that the van was designed long before the advent of airbags and ABS. If the measure goes through, the Kombi Last Edition (pictured above) could prove not to be the last at all. So what do you think, should the Microbus get an exemption from Brazilian safety regulations for nostalgia's sake? Vote in our poll below, then have your say in Comments.
Just last week, when we brought you news of a new Volkswagen Golf variant out and testing in Europe, we had no idea we were being so literal with out description. For it seems that VW has every intention of calling its new Golf wagon, making its Geneva debut, the "Golf Variant."
Odd/interesting sobriquets taken as read then, there's a lot to like about this new small wagon from VW. The Variant will shed some 232 pounds in this generation, and will come to market with two efficient TDI engines. Volkswagen isn't giving us displacement figures for either yet, but we're told the diesels will come with outputs of 110 and 150 horsepower. The 110-hp TDI BlueMotion Varient will be good for a whopping 71.3 miles per gallon on the European cycle, when mated to the six-speed manual transmission.
The German automaker has brought along an all-wheel-drive 4Motion version of the Gold Variant to bow in Geneva, as well, and a natural gas-burning TGI BlueMotion is said to be "in the pipeline."