This 1963 Volkswagen Beetle underwent a restoration approximately five years ago that included a repaint in two-tone black and red. It has reportedly been used for event purposes over the years, including various weddings and photo shoots. Power comes from a 1200cc flat-four paired to a four-speed manual gearbox, and it comes fitted with a set of whitewall tires, chrome overrider bumpers, and a roof rack. This Beetle received a mechanical inspection and oil change just prior to the selling dealer’s acquisition in late 2017 and is now being offered in Illinois with a matching 1:24 model, and a clear California title.
This is a re-list after the car previously sold on BaT in February and the winning bidder failed to follow through with his commitment to purchase. This was not due to any fault with the car, and that buyer has been banned from any further participation in BaT Auctions and his buyer fee was not refunded.
The custom finish two-tone finish incorporates red side panels and has been carried on to the steel wheels, which have been fitted polished covers and period whitewall rubber. Chrome bumpers with overriders have been installed, and an aftermarket rack is included with the sale.
The refinished dash houses the original instrumentation and radio. 17k miles are shown on the odometer, though the actual mileage is unknown.
Trimmed in red vinyl with white piping, the interior shows to have received new carpeting, upholstery, and a set of polished EMPI door sills during the restoration.
Power comes from a flat-four, which in its original spec would have displaced 1200cc. It comes paired to a four-speed manual gearbox and is equipped with a single Solex carburetor with oil-bath filter housing. The charging system has been upgraded to an alternator, and in December 2017 an oil change and general inspection were performed.
Jade Toys reportedly used the car for inspiration in their DUB Oldskool 1:24 scale models.