Volkswagen Beetle checkbook frame-off restored Beetle factory engine with 130hp (1957)

Volkswagen Beetle checkbook frame-off restored Beetle factory engine with 130hp (1957)


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Manufacturer Model Year
VolkswagenKäfer 1957
Manual Transmission1305.000 km
Country VersionLocation Color
DE🇩🇪 16247 Althüttendorf blue

Vehicle description

Model history:

In 1953, VW installed curved glass in the rear window of the Beetle and dispensed with the central bar. The end of the early years is now clearly visible, the rear window is no longer divided and the "pretzel beetle" becomes the "Ovali". Some improvements have already been made in previous years, for example, the transmission is synchronized from second gear and the rims now had a diameter of 15 inches. Also in terms of engine something changed: From 1954, a 1.2-liter engine with 30 hp power was installed, which at least provided 5 hp more power than its predecessor. In 1955, Volkswagen celebrated one million Beetles, while worldwide Beetle production did not end until 2003 with over 21.5 million vehicles built.

General information about the vehicle:

In this auction, a VW Beetle from the year of construction 1957, modified in many areas, is now offered, which was first registered for traffic in Germany. A frame-off restoration was carried out by the current owner of the vehicle, who has owned the car for over 15 years. Overall, this VW has according to seller information 5 holders, to the history of the car is a partially kept checkbook available. At the moment this Beetle is not approved, TÜV and an H-approval are not available. After consultation with the seller, however, he states that the Beetle is fully functional and ready to drive without any problems.

Exterior colour/varnish/body:

In the course of the frame-off restoration work, a complete painting of the body took place, which was carried out in a two-color process. Now this Beetle shines in the colors beige and blue, the folding top of the vehicle is kept brown and, just like the body, has an obviously well-preserved condition. The seller can confirm that there is no accident in the current possession. As a defect in the body, the current owner indicates a small dent on the C-pillar. In order to get an exact overview of the condition of the exterior, we refer to the telling series of pictures of this beetle.

Exterior rims/brakes/chassis:

Neither the tyres nor rims can be damaged. In terms of chassis technology, a lowering ensures a striking appearance of this Beetle, in the area of the brakes disc brakes (CSP) were used on the front axle.


Just as extroverted as the exterior is the interior of this 1957 Beetle, which is lined with nappa and genuine ostrich leather. The entire interior has been revised in the course of the frame-off restoration and inconsistencies or rough traces of use are not to be discovered here. The equipment highlight in this Beetle is certainly the easy-to-use folding top. For more details, please have a look at the other photos and videos.


A single round instrument - framed in chrome - is located in the driver's field of vision. According to the seller, the car has only covered 5,000 kilometers since the restoration work was completed. All controls and displays in the interior of the Beetle work perfectly.


In the rear of this Beetle works a 1.8-liter boxer engine of the company Beetle-Factory, which makes 130 hp. Power is transmitted by a so-called bugtech shifter. According to the seller, all wires and cables were new for this vehicle. A final service took place in 2021.


According to the seller, there are no inconsistencies on the underbody of this modified Beetle that could cloud the good overall condition of the car. The VW Beetle is one of the most popular classic cars on the road - and not only in Germany. This VW Beetle on offer here appeals to people who are looking for the extraordinary and for whom originality does not have to come first. The powerful boxer engine in the rear of this vehicle and the lowering not only gives it its own driving experience, but also stands out acoustically and visually.

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  • Low milage
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    Comments of this past auction

    • Volker1-avatarVolker129.11.2022 13:33 (2 months)

      Ist es möglich das Fahrzeug vor Verkauf mit allen Modifikationen TÜV abnehmen zu lassen ? Ist eine H-Kennzeichen möglich ?

      • ehm.pnpdesign-avatarehm.pnpdesignSeller29.11.2022 17:19 (2 months)

        Alle Modifikationen sind vom TÜV abgenommen worden, Ein H Kennzeichen wäre sicherlich mit ein paar Anpassungen möglich, Einen schönen Abend

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        18.000 - 26.000 €
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        25.11.2022 00:00
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