1955 Oval 3 Fold Sunroof

Early 1955 Oval 3 Fold Sunroof Beetle, rare Ultra Maroon, Genuine Matching Numbers Car with Birth Certificate!

Here's what is basically the pinnacle of Oval Window Beetle models.  This early 1955 production Deluxe Sunroof car features the coolest Oval era details including the factory original 3 fold sunroof, heart taillights, working original semaphores, ribbed doors, batwing wheel, the matching numbers original 36hp engine and matching numbers floor pan with straight shifter as confirmed by the Birth Certificate from Volkswagen, match dated wheels, the correct flat rear H apron, single pipe muffler, large spring W decklid, early square gas tank, and the rare and much-loved factory color of Ultra Maroon. 

This car was originally delivered to Great Britain and early in its life it made its way to North America.  It was discovered in a warehouse by a Volkswagen collector approximately 10 years ago and was much the way you see it today.  It saw an exterior respray approximately 25 years ago and it is still looking nice.  It has been detailed and fully serviced and is a great driver.

The body is in very good condition with the repaint still displaying nicely.  It is very straight and features the correct ribbed doors, flat H apron, large spring W decklid, flat hood, European spec blade bumpers, and correct low-mounted heart taillights, too.  The front apron was replaced decades ago prior to the repaint.  A look underneath shows a exceptionally clean and solid original floor pan, too.  The vent wing window chrome frames are showing their years and could be rechromed depending upon your personal taste.

The interior is super clean and faithful-to-original as well.  The interior paint is original as is the headliner.  The carpet was replaced at one point and we believe the seat covers were, too.  Details to note include the correct original Golde sunroof handle, correct early seats, the ribbed door handles and window winders, original radio block off plate, 80mph clear needle speedometer as per the Birth Certificate, and the early Bambus parcel tray, too.

Mechanically the car is bone stock with the original 1192cc 36hp engine, correct split case first gear non-synchro transaxle, and the electrical system is still factory 6 volt, too.  The engine has many of the original details intact including the round regulator, thin slot generator, correct pulleys, removable oil filler, wavy top fuel pump, early distributor with the wire clips, and the proper single tipped muffler.  The tires are Firestone 5.60-15 bias plies and have excellent tread as well.  It is a very nice driver and is without a doubt far nicer than most 3 fold sunroof Ovals you will find!  Thanks!


Please note that this early 1955 Beetle is located in QUEBEC, CANADA and
5% sales tax will be added but totally reimbursed at the Canadian border for exportation.  We could arrange shipping with a broker as well.

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Brendan Finn (858)366-2549

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