SOLD!  1966 Cal Style Patina Beetle, Cool Cruiser!1966 Patina Beetle

1966 Cal Style Patina Beetle, Original Paint, Cool Cruiser!

This perfectly sun faded 1966 Beetle has an awesome look, great stance, and just the right amount of tasteful and traditional custom Cal Look touches to tie the whole package together.

It is a genuine dry desert car that was purchased 6 years ago from the Beetle Barn in Las Vegas, Nevada where it had been sitting since 1972!  The car was gone through extensively and has been a daily driver for the owner for 3 years now.

It has many features including a powder coated pan, a "new" Mexican crate motor that now has approximately 20,000 miles on it, a pro street trans, front disc brakes, narrowed beam, dropped spindles, aftermarket Sprint Star wheels, Flat 4 shifter, original VW accessory parcel shelf, new Empi dash pad, German square weave carpeting, rear popout windows, new wiring harness with 12 volt conversion, and much more!

The body is in pretty good and very solid shape displaying mostly original L360 Sea Blue paint with the perfect desert sun fading.  The front was crunched years ago hence the primered fender which isn't a bad match really.  There is a tiny bit of rust in one of the rear bumper supports but not horrible.  The pan was redone and powder coated with the help of the guys at Octavio's in Orange County a handful of years back.  All of the black parts were powder coated as well.  Additionally there are some chips in the windshield.

The interior is in pretty tidy condition and was refreshed as necessary.  There is a bit of paint peeling on the dash and a spot on the rear of the headliner has started to come untucked.  The carpet was replaced with proper German square weave, a new Empi dash pad was installed, a new Flat 4 shifter, and a genuine VW accessory parcel shelf was installed as well. 

Mechanically this Beetle is turnkey and reliable having been driven roughly 20,000 miles over the last 3 years.  The "new" Mexican crate motor, a 1600 dual port, was installed at the time of the revival and now has 20,000 miles on it.  Additionally the car has a pro street trans that has been raised 1 inch and features Type 3 rear brakes for better stopping power.  The front end has been narrowed, has dropped spindles, and disc brakes as well.  The wheels are aftermarket Sprint Stars and have good radial tires on them.  The wiring harness was also replaced, the electrical system was converted to 12 volts, and the car features brighter H4 headlights and the stronger "self supporting" automatic starter, too.

This car has a lot to offer in the way of a great patina look, solid and road proven mechanicals, and tasteful custom touches.  Thanks!


Please note that this Beetle is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Brendan Finn (858)366-2549

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