1962 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L
Ended
Final bid:$13,500
Categories: Non-Porsche
Auction type: ReserveEnded
25 bids, 12 comments

Vehicle Details


  • Year: 1962
  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Model: Beetle
  • VIN: 4388166
  • Mileage: 29,540mi (TMU)
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Title Status: Clean
  • Color: Gulf Blue
  • Seller Type: Private Party
  • Location: Apple Valley, CA 92308
  • Lot #: V-0037821

Having been in production for more than six decades, the original Volkswagen Beetle boasts unique styling and has earned acclaim as one of the most culturally influential cars in history. Part of the second generation of the iconic Beetle, this 1962 Type 1 example features an upgraded 1,600cc flat-four and has been refinished in Gulf Blue over a Basalt Grey/Silver Beige leatherette reupholstered by Wolfsburg West. Reportedly a lifelong California car, this Beetle is now being offered for auction.

This Beetle is said to have been refinished in its factory-specified shade of Gulf Blue just a few years ago. Chrome brightwork spans the bumpers, moldings, antenna, driver-side mirror, headlight and turn signal bezels, windshield wipers, and door handles. It rides on 15” steel wheels powder-coated in grey with chrome hubcaps, including OEM front wheels with Nankang tires and upgraded 8” deep-dish rear wheels with Hankook Ventus tires. Minor signs of road wear are noted including three paint chips at the front end, and detailed images are provided in the gallery.

The cabin has been reupholstered by the specialists at Wolfsburg West with Basalt Grey and Silver Beige leatherette upholstery, a new headliner, and new vinyl floor coverings. The Gulf Blue painted dashboard is contrasted with a white-finished steering wheel and chrome accents. Equipment includes roll-up windows, a passenger-side grab handle, and a locking glovebox. The seller adds that the shifter knob was recently replaced and a door pull was added under previous ownership. All rubber seals have been replaced, wiring harnesses have been upgraded, about 1-1/2” of stitching is pulling apart at the headliner, and the radio & windshield wipers are currently disconnected. All other gauges, electronics, and accessories are reported to be working properly.

Power was upgraded with the installation 1,600cc flat-four engine upon the seller’s acquisition, paired with a replacement Wright Gearbox 4-speed manual transaxle which was installed under previous ownership. The seller adds that a 4” narrow adjustable front beam with disc brakes and rear drop spindles have been installed in addition to a 12V battery system. Regular oil changes are said to have been carried out, and the seller notes a very slight oil leak is present.

This sale will include a clean title and an original spare wheel.

 
 

The seller would like you to know: “This is a complete, honest overview of the vehicle. When I purchased the vehicle, I made the purchase solely based on enjoying the vehicle as a reliable Daley driver. Yes, it looks nice and it’s a header. Yes, there are slight imperfections in the paint. No, it’s not 100% perfect but the buyer will be happy with the vehicle. It has never left me stranded on the side of the road. I always keep up with the maintenance on it, I will answer any questions. May also have a video that I can send to anyone interested in seeing the motor"

Auction Results

  • Highest Bid: $13,500
  • Auction End: Dec 19, 2023 07:35:24PM UTC
  • Number of Bids: 25
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  • Cuffydude 4 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $13,500

  • FUG123 4 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $13,250

  • Cuffydude 4 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $13,000

  • jbenz05 4 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $12,500

  • LVKaj29 4 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $12,250

  • jbenz05 4 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $12,000

  • Cuffydude 4 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $11,000

  • jbenz05 4 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $10,250

  • CurtGT3RS 4 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $10,000

  • jbenz05 4 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $7,300

  • FUG123 4 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $7,000

  • LVKaj29 4 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $6,750

  • fast930turbo 4 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $6,500

  • 62GulfBug (seller) 4 months, 1 weekago

    @geb78 wide five restoration painted it a few years back
    The motor from the gentleman I purchased it from I’d say I put on it about 15,000 in all honesty

    Its never game me a single issue
    I drive it to our Southern California Beaches that is about 2 hrs away and never had an issue
    Drove it many times up to the Mountains of Big Bear Ca
    And Solvang Ca that’s 5 hrs from me without an issue

  • geb78 4 months, 1 weekago

    Do you know when it was painted and by whom? Also, how many miles on the motor and who built? Thanks

  • FUG123 4 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $6,150

  • 62GulfBug (seller) 4 months, 1 weekago

    Keep in mind this is and always was a California car,
    0 Rust on Original Floor Pans!

  • LVKaj29 4 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $5,900

  • 62GulfBug (seller) 4 months, 1 weekago

    I can assure everyone who is biding that this car was purchased from the 2nd owner, I know for certain I’m the 3rd owner.
    This car is an awesome car and would love to give anyone some last minute information about it before the bid is over.

    Thanks
    Good luck 👍🏼

  • Roundy69 4 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $5,600

  • FUG123 4 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $5,350

  • Peabo 4 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $5,100

  • Dom33 (registered bidder) 4 months, 1 weekago

    what a beautiful example. GL!

  • FUG123 4 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $4,800

  • AM_BHT 4 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $4,444

  • FUG123 4 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $3,750

  • fast930turbo 4 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $3,500

  • Fredo 4 months, 1 weekago

    You are correct. Black fender beading was standard on newer models.

  • 62GulfBug (seller) 4 months, 1 weekago

    FYI
    The rubber piping on fenders are not overspray or painted. Those are original color rubber matching from Wolfsburg West in Southern California.
    Put on there to the original look of the car not black

  • 62GulfBug (seller) 4 months, 1 weekago

    @Fredo a VW guy would know it’s not supposed to be black

  • 62GulfBug (seller) 4 months, 1 weekago

    @Fredo the rubber wasn’t painted!
    It’s the color piping that would had came with the car originally,
    Piping is blue from Wolfsburg West

  • Fredo 4 months, 1 weekago

    One suggestion to the next owner of this lovely car to improve the cosmetics, and give it more of an original look. Replace the blue piping with black rubber piping, between the fenders and body that was over sprayed when the car was repainted.

  • FUG123 4 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $3,250

  • 62GulfBug (seller) 4 months, 1 weekago

    @Colorad303 thanks for reaching out, yes I know everything about the restoration,
    Pans are original in great condition
    The battery tray is dry
    I can send you a video of it

  • Colorad303 4 months, 1 weekago

    Great looking beetle! I would love to see a video if you could post it. Also could you post some pictures of the battery tray and under the front hood. Do you know the extent of the restoration? Were the pans replaced?

  • fast930turbo 4 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $3,000

  • twin-grille-roadster 4 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $1,000

1962 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L
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