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1956 Volkswagen Beetle Oval Window 'Rag Top'

Offered Without Reserve

CHASSIS NO: 381002
• Much loved oval window with sliding convertible top
• Complete restoration performed by KAO Autostyling of Las Vegas
• Admired Wolfsburg badging
• Nicely optioned and finished in quintessential Reed Green

72.74 cid horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine rated at 36 HP, four-speed manual gearbox, four-wheel independent suspension with kingpin front suspension and transverse torsion arms with upper/lower trailing arms, swing-axle rear suspension with trailing arms and torsion bars, four-wheel hydraulic brakes; wheelbase: 94.5”

The Chevrolet Corvette is an icon of the American sports car and the Ford Mustang has represented pure fun since 1965, but neither have been around longer than the famous Volkswagen Beetle. Introduced before World War II as “The People’s Car,” over 21 million were built and the Beetle enjoys a following all over the world that very few cars can attest to. Some are restored to stock and some are modified but, whatever the configuration, there’s no mistaking the iconic design of the Beetle. In the present day, millions are still on the road and there are clubs and organizations all over the world that are dedicated to keeping the Beetle alive.

Offered here is a spectacular example of this large chapter in automotive history in the way of a 1956 Beetle that underwent a two-year restoration and now presents as new. The restoration was performed by KAO Autostyling of Las Vegas, Nevada. The refurbishment involved a complete removing of the pan and replacing all rubber pieces with all-new German specification replacements. The seats were restored with OEM specification German cloth and the headliner was refurbished in original Mohair material. The rag top is a German Stayfast cloth sliding convertible top, and looks great. The nicely detailed engine compartment is clean and the engine itself was professionally rebuilt and runs excellent. Driving is also vastly improved with a four-speed gearbox that makes both city and highway driving a pleasure. This Beetle rides on Coker Classic wide whitewall tires that are mounted on correct factory rims for a truly nostalgic look. The color of this Beetle is Volkswagen’s factory correct Reed Green and all stainless and chrome is either new or has been refinished to a concours quality shine. All lenses have also been replaced for clear and bright lighting. Other amenities on this cute Beetle are interval wipers, drum brakes, bucket seats, folding open top, rear grab handles, and pillows. Most interesting is that this little Beetle carries the wolf and castle “Wolfsburg” badging that was found only on the Beetle from 1951-1959. It is accompanied by the spare tire jack, tool kit, and tank sticker.

The Volkswagen Beetle is an iconic car that represents basic transportation and this rag top is a rare and beautiful example of Germany’s finest. For the very best in the classic Beetle from Volkswagen, this captivating oval window VW is ready for proud display and spirited driving of any distance.

1956 Volkswagen Beetle Oval Window 'Rag Top'
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