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Lot 4

2020   |   Scottsdale 2020

1962 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet

SOLD $50,400

Estimate

$40,000 - $60,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

4466215

Engine

6488747

Car Highlights

Finished in Its Stunning Original One-Year-Only Color of Pacific Blue
Features Numerous Rare Period Accessories, Including Judson Supercharger and Abarth Exhaust
Retains Matching-Numbers Engine per VW Birth Certificate
Accompanied by Rare Hazet “Tourist” Tool Kit
Believed to Be Just Four Owners from New

Technical Specs

1,192 CC Air-Cooled Flat 4-Cylinder Engine
Single Solex Carburetor and Judson Supercharger
Estimated 45 BHP
4-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes
4-Wheel Independent Suspension with Torsion Bars
Register to Bid

This wonderful 1962 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet was delivered new to San Antonio, Texas, and finished in the rare one-year-only color of Pacific Blue, which was only offered in 1962 for the convertible. The car remains in this color today and the current owner, a longtime Volkswagen collector, bought it from an absolutely meticulous aficionado in Phoenix, who reportedly purchased it from the second owner. Having lived an easy life in the dry climates of the Southwest and California, the consignor believes the Volkswagen has received very minimal restoration work over the years and it presents in very well-preserved condition.

The Beetle is currently equipped with a host of desirable period accessories, most notably a Judson supercharger and Abarth exhaust. The car is also fitted with an Akkord German “picnic” radio which can slide out of the dash, rare optional green soft top, folding shifter, and EMPI accessory steering wheel. Other unique options include a rare Hazet “Tourist” tool kit that fits in the center of the spare tire, Bosch Fanfare horns, and a Hella spotlight mirror with a rare yellow halogen bulb.

The majority of early Volkswagen Beetles have been modified or neglected, and therefore, a well-preserved and tastefully accessorized example like this is inarguably at the top of the list for Volkswagen enthusiasts.