Sold!  1959 European Beetle, Mignonette Green, 90,000 Original Miles!



1959 European Beetle, 90,000 Original Miles, Semaphores!

Here we have a true barn find early European Beetle.  This beauty was literally pulled straight out of a barn in Idaho where it spent the last 6 years.  Prior to that, it had spent more than the previous 20 years in a barn in Montana!  It has now been super thoroughly revived, serviced, and detailed and is being enjoyed regularly. 
Some of the many features include the beautiful one-year-only original color of Mignonette Green (L14), perfect working semaphore turn signals, very nice original European woven cloth seat upholstery, original interior panels, great running original 36hp engine, rock solid original floor pan, near new Firestone bias ply wide white wall tires, original VW accessory parcel shelf, working early Motorola radio, everything works, one key works ignition and door lock, just over 90,000 original miles, and much much more!
The body and paint are in nice shape as you can see and the exterior has a one time respray from approximately 30 years ago in the original Mignonette Green color.  There are lots of little stone chips, tiny scratches, and tiny imperfections in the paint as you ought to expect in a 3 decade old repaint but it still displays very nicely and holds a good shine.  The beauty is that it most definitely isn't too nice to drive and its appearance still receives compliments consistently.  All four fenders were replaced many years ago with quality replacements and the front apron, flat front hood, rear H apron, decklid, and icepick doors are all correct.  The original pan is absolutely rock solid, even under the battery!  The only rust we've found on the whole car are a couple very small blisters on the lower drivers side, both being about the size of a quarter.  All the glass is original with the exception of the windshield which is brand new.
The interior is very presentable with very well-preserved original European spec woven cloth seat upholstery, very nice original door panels, and original paint throughout.  The cloth headliner, carpeting, and VW/Wegu logoed rubber floor mats were all replaced long ago and are still very nice today.  The dash is beautiful, uncut, and even has a near mint original glove box liner intact.  People are frequently blown away at how nice and original the interior is.
Mechanically this early Beetle is bone stock, fully dialed in, and has had a laundry list of servicing and revival throughout.  It features the original 1192cc 36hp engine, split case transaxle, 6 volt electrical system, and everything works including the radio, horn, semaphores, license light, interior dome light, and heat! 
Some of the service performed include new battery, master cylinder, wheel cylinders, rubber brake hoses, wheel bearings, grease seals, axle boots, gear oil change, new transaxle mounts, new shift coupler, new fuel line, front end lubed, near new and correct Firestone 5.60-15 bias ply white wall tires, full tuneup including new Bosch plug wires, oil change, valve adjustment, new fuel pump, rebuilt carb, new quality chrome muffler tips, new Continental fan belt, new German rear main seal, new European bumpers, new original style window rubber, and more!  The original early vacuum advance distributor is currently being restored and will be included as well.  A quick tap of the gas pedal and pull of the choke and this old Beetle starts right up and runs and drives beautifully.  
Here is your chance to own this beautiful, rock solid, and fully turnkey early European Beetle.  Thanks!

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*Please note that this Beetle is located in San Diego, California and the yellow license plate and frame are for display purposes only and are not included in the sale.  It is currently titled and registered with California white plates.

Brendan Finn (858)366-2549
http://www.holygrailgarage.com
brendanfinn666@yahoo.com

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