BaT Auction: 1965 Volkswagen Beetle at No Reserve

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This 1965 Volkswagen Beetle is finished in white over a grey interior, and is powered by a 1500cc flat-four from a 1968 Beetle. The car wears an older repaint, and is equipped with a vintage Flat-4 roof rack, EMPI mud flaps, and an under-dash storage tray. Since acquiring the car the seller has replaced the front beam, shock absorbers, oil cooler seals, wheel cylinders, brake shoes, and transmission mount. This Beetle is offered by the selling dealer at no reserve with a clean Oregon title.

The exterior wears an older repaint in white with color-keyed steel wheels and factory hubcaps. Close up photos of the trim and finish are provided in the gallery, and the seller notes a slight disparity in color between the roof, trunk lid, and left front fender compared to the rest of the car. The car retains factory bumpers with overriders, and factory lighting with small taillights and turn signal housings.

BaT Auction: 1965 Volkswagen Beetle at No Reserve

A vintage Flat-4 roof rack with wooden load floor slats is installed, and a set of white EMPI mud flaps are fitted aft of the rear wheels. A set of Oregon blue plates are included, and new front tires are fitted.

BaT Auction: 1965 Volkswagen Beetle at No Reserve

The cabin features grey vinyl upholstery with darker grey carpets and seat belts carrying the Wolfsburg logo. An under-dash parcel tray is fitted, and the seller notes that the door panels show some looseness in the corners. The throttle pedal, throttle cable, and speedometer cable have been replaced.

BaT Auction: 1965 Volkswagen Beetle at No Reserve

The fitted aftermarket cassette radio is not working, and the seller notes some cracks in the steering wheel rim under the black vinyl wrap. Factory instrumentation has been retained, and 64k miles are shown on the 5-digit odometer.

BaT Auction: 1965 Volkswagen Beetle at No Reserve

A replacement 1500cc flat-four was sourced from a 1968 Volkswagen Beetle and bears engine number H5018958. The engine is fitted with a single carburetor, and retains a factory generator, cooling system tin, and air ducts. Since acquiring the car the seller has fitted a new mount for the 4-speed manual transmission, replaced the oil cooler seals, valve cover gaskets, and performed a general tune-up. The seller notes some oil seepage, amounting to 2-3 dime-sized drops left after driving.

BaT Auction: 1965 Volkswagen Beetle at No Reserve

The seller has replaced the front beam, shocks, wheel cylinders, and brake shoes. Additional photos are provided and show the floors, suspension components, and underside of the driveline.

BaT Auction: 1965 Volkswagen Beetle at No Reserve

Photos are provided showing the front trunk with the liner removed. Sheet metal repairs are visible on the driver’s side inner apron, which appear to be older and likely performed with a hammer and dolly.

BaT Auction: 1965 Volkswagen Beetle at No Reserve

Photos are provided of the VIN stamping on the floors, in addition to the body tags showing a matching VIN number.

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