1955 Volkswagen Beetle w/Trailer

Up for auction is this 1955 Volkswagen Beetle finished in Ultra Maroon over a red leatherette interior. Undergoing a complete rotisserie restoration in 2019, this example is being offered in its factory-spec look and highlights a completely rebuilt numbers matching flat-four engine.  Ideal for enthusiasts and collectors alike, this unique Beetle shows 53k miles (TMU) on the odometer and is now being offered for auction by its seller in California.

The vehicle has been professionally refinished in its original Ultra Maroon color along with completely refurbished chrome and brightwork. The condition of the exterior is noted to be very well presented, having only covered approximately 1,000 miles since its restoration. The car rides on 5-lug steel wheels, having been painted in a two-tone Ultra Maroon and White finish with chrome hubcaps. These wheels are wrapped in new whitewall tires. An aftermarket period correct roof rack has been added to the Beetle for aesthetic purposes.

Inside, you will find a beautifully restored red leatherette interior. The steering wheel and sun visors remain original while rear window slats have been added and the tan carpeting has been refinished. All functions are said to be in working order.

Power comes from a numbers matching flat-four engine that is said to have been completely rebuild at the time of the restoration. This powerplant is mated to a rebuilt original 4-speed transmission that sends its power to the rear wheels. The seller notes that the vehicle’s suspension and braking system have also been completely overhauled during the engine rebuild.  A fluid flush was completed within the last six months and the oil will be changed prior to the next owner taking possession.

The sale will include the spare tire, extra belts, and the color matched Allstate trailer.

Auction Results

  • Highest Bid: $18,000
  • Auction End: April 8, 2021, 3:40 p.m.
  • Number of Bids: 5
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Comments (13)

  • railworker 1 week, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $18,000

  • oddpopper71 1 week, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $15,000

  • BBong6454 1 week, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $12,750

  • noahkl (registered bidder) 1 week, 4 daysago

    Gotta love a Wolfsburg steering wheel!

  • oddpopper71 1 week, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $12,500

  • 901 1 week, 4 daysago

    @Herbie3Rivers You are correct the seats are 1965 only pattern, the door cards are not correct either. Also the factory spec interior color would be Beige. Easy fix if desired.

    1955 was a transitional year, Volkswagen of America was created, so they could established export specifications for USA market cars.
    I looked up the numbers, the Body is 6/1955 and the chassis is 7/1955, if the car had semaphore turn indicators, it would have Heart or egg taillights. (depending if it was a euro or US spec car)
    It does have USA front fender turn signals so the rear "snow flakes" taillights are correct.
    By May 1955 all of this taillight business was over.

    BTW, L276 ultramarroon is very beautiful and unique color. Lacking pictures, and more documentation, it looks like a nice car, that could easily could be taken to the next level.

  • Herbie3Rivers 1 week, 5 daysago

    While this is a beautiful car, the interior falls short in my opinion. It's disappointing to see the incorrect door panels and seat covers. The pattern material used was only used one year, 1965. the interior in a 1955 way different from what's in the car now. Why is the ignition switch so far back in the dash, how does the key even fit in there and turn? I also see the correct "Heart" taillights are missing as well.

  • CPR_Classic (seller) 2 weeksago

    @richjs43 the holes in the bumper are where the trailer attaches.Undercarriage photos have been added. Unfortunately no restoration file available.

    Best,

  • PCARMARKET 2 weeksago

    Underside photos have been added to the listing page.

  • Cherryblock (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    @richjs43 I agree, super cool bug! I took a look at the “missing bumper bolts” I’m guessing that’s actually where the trailer attaches.

  • richjs43 (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    Hello seller: Beautiful bug!! A few questions: if you remove the roof rack, will it make marks on the rain channels, looks like there are missing bumper bolts on the rear bumper, would you consider selling the vehicle without the trailer (have no need for it and do not have storage room). Are there any photos documenting the resto. Like Periokid, wold love to see under body photos. Thanks and looking forward to your response,

  • Autohandler 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $10,000

  • Periokid (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 3 daysago

    A beauty. Any under body photos?

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1955 Volkswagen Beetle w/Trailer
Final bid: $18,000 This auction has ended.