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12 years ago
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Kev
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12 years ago
wow, yeah that is nice 😎
WayneMcCarthy
12 years ago
Beautiful !
"Mr Stock"
six-o-one
12 years ago
Very nice!

Well restored cars look great. I wish mine had better paint!
usariemen
12 years ago
That babe is a beauty!
So clean and classic.
Master of my domaine.
JD
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12 years ago
Lovely! Wonder if he wants a shagged ´58 in px?:rofl:
"John, you need to get a grip and STOP MOANING AT EVERYTHING. ThumbDown "
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64rotbox
12 years ago
Ooo. Spot on, isn't it?
You can call me Al.
vintagebug
12 years ago

That is beautiful!

Interesting that it says it was first registered on 04.09.53- it's a zwitter cabrio so maybe he means 09.04.53? I guess the body would've been built a couple of months before that, so that would probably make it one of the last zwitter cabrios to come out of the Karmann factory. Apart from a couple of minor details, that looks to be spot on. A lovely cabrio, and if it stays at that price (currently 27,550 euros, it's bound to go up a lot more) that's a bargain!

:thumbup:


Dave
"When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading"
Martenni
12 years ago
Interesting. I didn't notice the zwitter-ashtray yet. Are there any other clues that this is a zwitter ?

BTW : 30.049 euro now.

Edit : Speedo seems '53 oval to me. Also : on the last picture of the registration papers : the chassis-number seems to begin with 1-05... Zwitter should start with 1-04...
Could it be that just the ashtray is wrong ?

Edit 2 : Engine-number stated on the papers = 20-0608420 (July 1953 barndoor)
JD
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12 years ago
How can you tell it´s a zwitter?
"John, you need to get a grip and STOP MOANING AT EVERYTHING. ThumbDown "
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vintagebug
12 years ago

I assume it is a zwitter from the ashtray- zwitter ashtrays have no handle or surround. Of course, it may be a later cabrio with a zwitter ashtray fitted... :unsure:


Dave
"When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading"
Rich Oakley
12 years ago
Did nobody enquire yet about the body/chassis number? You would be able to tell from the window frames if it is a Zwitter or an Oval, but you can't see the detail in the pics.
47 Beetle, 56 UK Karmann Cabriolet, 56 UK Beetle, 57 UK Type 2, 59 UK Beetle, 66 UK Fastback.
Martenni
12 years ago
I asked the seller for chassis-number, body-number and extra pictures.
Got this :
"
- chassis-number = 1-0514xxx
- engine was replaced by VW in 1960

"

The chassis-number makes it a mid-august 1953. First registration date is 4th sept 1953.

My guess is that this auction won't hit the reserve price.
vintagebug
12 years ago

It looks like the zwitter ashtray is wrong, then! It's still a lovely car though :thumbup:


Dave
"When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading"
GKL 7
12 years ago
What date was the starter button stopped?
vintagebug
12 years ago

What date was the starter button stopped?

GKL 7 wrote:



I think it was either on 21st December '53 (same day as the engine went from 25hp to 30hp) or right at the end of December 1953. '54-model year Beetles don't have it.



Dave
"When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading"
vintagebug
12 years ago

I checked & the starter button stopped on 21st December 1953.

The Oval cabrio on ebay didn't reach the reserve price.
Dave
"When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading"
Andy Sparks
11 years ago
Has small round heater outlets on the carpet, isn't that earlier than early oval. But think that the window frames look later, as they should be Ally if it's a zwitter.

Hood handle looks chromed as well
You can never have too many accessories on your car. 🙂
vintagebug
11 years ago

Has small round heater outlets on the carpet, isn't that earlier than early oval. But think that the window frames look later, as they should be Ally if it's a zwitter.

Hood handle looks chromed as well

Andy Sparks wrote:



The round heater outlets were included up to the end of 1953, so they're correct for a 1953 Oval. '53 Oval cabrio window frames are chromed & the bonnet handle is a one-year-only item (chromed I believe).


Dave
"When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading"
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