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    56 810 km / 35 301 mi
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This classic car is for sale on Catawiki. To have more information or to place a bid click on the "BID NOW" button. .Don’t miss this opportunity to become the new owner of this timeless Volkswagen Beetle convertible! This is a NO RESERVE PRICE AUCTION.

The Volkswagen Beetle which was built from 1938 to 2003 is the most famous Volkswagen, the most famous German car, and in general one of the most famous cars ever.

The early split-window Beetle was found to have too small a rear window and so, to increase safety, the rear window was made 50% larger. The window was given an oval shape, marking the birth of the oval Beetle. In Germany they affectionately call it Ovali. The engine went from 25 to 30 HP, and the hydraulic brakes and throttle were introduced.

The Beetle has a well running engine with a nice sound. The car shifts smoothly through all gears and it brakes properly. The whitewall tyres give an accurate look from that period with the L370 Nile Beige paint (in very good condition). The original interior is in good condition but it has been used for 65 years. It has not been renewed on purpose in order to keep the car's authentic look.

This matching numbers oval Beetle comes with an extensive folder of history and technical maintenance.

The car has a Dutch registration and a valid Dutch periodic inspection (imported in the Netherlands in 2018 and inspected), this classic is ready to be enjoyed!

These Beetle ‘Oval Windows’ are becoming increasingly difficult to find. So don’t wait too long and become the new owner of this timeless Volkswagen!

Technical information:

Volkswagen - Kever (Beetle) 'Oval Window' 1.2L - 1955

Brand: Volkswagen
Type: Kever (Beetle) 'Oval Window' 1.2L
Year of manufacture: 1955
Colour: L370 Nile Beige
Engine and power: 1192CC 1.2L 4-Cylinder Boxer Engine (matching numbers)
Fuel: Petrol
Transmission: Manual transmission
Odometer reading: 56,810 kilometres
Number of keys: 2
Margin: Yes, Dutch margin car
Registration: Dutch registration DZ-38-05
VIN: 11046254

- Chrome-plated front bumper
- Chrome-plated hubcaps
- Chrome-plated rear bumper
- Complete spare wheel
- Whitewall tyres

The car can be viewed and picked up in Schiedam, the Netherlands. All technical inspections, test drives, and viewings are possible prior to placing a bid. You may contact the auctioneer in case you have any questions.