1954 VW Beetle, Calif Car, Two Owner, Restored!

$24,800

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This is a very nice example that is sure to help make its new caretaker many happy memories!

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We are pleased to offer our first Volkswagen Beetle having just 125 miles since a full restoration.  This is a fully restored 1954 Oval Window two owner Southern California car.  The first owner used the car in Malibu and throughout Southern California.  In about 1963, Jack West, his close friend, continued commenting on how nice his Beetle was and was finally offered to buy it.  So buy it he did!  At that time it had accumulated about 45,000 miles.

Jack liked the car but frankly didn’t need it.  So he stored it as a car that someday he would restore and enjoy.  Forty years later he did!!  In 2004 Jack had the car completely restored by specialty craftsmen throughout Orange County, California.  He always liked the 1930’s Cord color of Cigarette Cream and painted the Beetle in this color, complemented with red interior.  This is one cute Beetle!!

The mechanicals were completely rebuilt by the very best engineers Jack could find.  The Beetle has benefited from radial tires and a vintage Porsche 12 Volt alternator.  The original AM radio has been completely restored and converted to 12 volts as well.

The car has worn the California “Blake Plate” JPF 667 for all of it’s life except the last few years.   Shortly after the car was restored, Jack and his wife moved to Maine.  He had the car shipped to Maine and covered it and placed it in a car capsule.  He would take the car out of the capsule to start it and service it, having accumulated 125 miles over the past six years.  There are no leaks and the car will be fully recommissioned and serviced prior to sale.

By 1954 the Beetles benefited from the increase in engine size to 1,200 cc, which supplied a full 36 hp.  This was a drastic improvement over the older 25 hp predecessor.  Also added was a starter integrated with the ignition key rather than a separate button.

1954 VW Beetle, Calif Car, Two Owner, Restored!

$24,800

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1954 VW Beetle, Calif Car, Two Owner, Restored!
1954 VW Beetle, Calif Car, Two Owner, Restored!

$24,800

PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER
VIEWS 17

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Interest Fact: Volkswagen has been in business since 1937 and was founded by the German Labour Front. By far, the most iconic vehicle manufactured by Volkswagen is the Beetle, and the company itself was the largest automaker by worldwide sales in both 2016 and 2017.    The name “Volkswagen” itself stands for “people’s car” in…
Interest Fact: Volkswagen has been in business since 1937 and was founded by the German Labour Front. By far, the most iconic vehicle manufactured by Volkswagen is the Beetle, and the company itself was the largest automaker by worldwide sales in both 2016 and 2017.    The name “Volkswagen” itself stands for “people’s car” in German and their worldwide marketing strategy via online advertising is simply their name, which is indicative of its English translation. In the early 1930s, most Germans could not afford more than a motorcycle, so Volkswagen was founded in an attempt to help the German population afford vehicles.   After World War II, the company was almost discontinued, but it was saved by an English officer who convinced his higher ups to place an order for 20,000 vehicles after they seized Volkswagen’s main factory. This kept the company in business throughout the war and is directly responsible for their development today. Volkswagen has developed monumental cars throughout the years and is still a great choice for car buyers today!  

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