1957 VW Beetle

Kaefer De Luxe - Oval window

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1957
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Sunroof
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Navy Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Techno Classica Essen
Essen
Germany
Saturday 2 April 2011
Motor Cars 15:00
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Estimate: €12,000 - €18,000
Registration Number: EU Registered
Chassis Number: 1512089
Everyone knows the story of the Beetle; it was initially designed to provide cheap transport for the hard working German masses. Built in very small numbers before and during World War II, the Beetle literally rose from the ashes of Volkswagen's bombed-out Wolfsburg factory to become an instant success in Europe, Britain, America and virtually every other country in the world. The model evolved through various facelifts and numerous mechanical changes - there were more than 70,000 identifiable modifications - and provided a platform for other models, including commercial vehicles and sporting derivatives such as those by Karmann-Ghia. It was this constant development and attention to detail which allowed the Beetle to maintain its position, and as production raced past t