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.