The idea for a “Volkswagen” (car for the people) was widespread in the 1930s: Opel had the P4 and the Opel Olympia. But both were too expensive for most people. So Ferdinand Porsche was asked to develop a “Volkswagen”: room for 4 passengers, max. 100 km/h speed and the ability to master a 30% climb. The first driveable prototype was done in February 1936 but all future plans were put on hold due to the war. But with the support of the forward thinking British Major Ivan Hirst production began in December 1945 and the rest is history! By 1955 1 million “Beetle” had been produced!
Our VW “Beetle” was registered in Peine/Germany on April 22, 1958 and has been with its current owner since 1984. This classic is really in good condition. Its original folding sunroof truly stands out and 1958 was also the first year with enlarged rear windows. An early “Beelte” like this, with a detailed history and in good condition is a rarity!
- foldable sliding roof
- front: drum
- rear: drum
- Export model
- Technical expertise availalbe