Volkswagen Beetle Deluxe Type 113 Ovali (1955)
The successor of the VW Beetle with so-called pretzel window was in 1953 the "Ovali" called in fan circles. With 30 instead of 24 hp, this provided more driving pleasure and yet the Ovali's constructive proximity to the original VW is still noticeable. Six-volt on-board electrics were just as much a part of the standard equipment as the drum brakes, which were operated as standard by wire rope until well into the 1950s. Likewise, transmission synchronization was initially reserved only for the export version. The direction indicator by means of a winker in the B-pillar remained on the Beetle even until the end of the 1950s, as did the jump start by means of a choke train. In 1955, Volkswagen celebrated one million Beetles, and worldwide Beetle production did not end until 2003 with over 21.5 million vehicles built.
For auction, a VW Beetle DeLuxe from the year of construction 1955 with the characteristic so-called "oval window" is offered in this auction. This Beetle with the chassis number 10877500 comes from Denmark and comes from long-standing Danish ownership. How many holders the VW Beetle has exactly, the seller can not say. In addition to 1 set of keys, the so-called matching numbers are available, and there is also a comprehensible history of the vehicle, which can be proven by various documents. Currently, the Ovali has a Danish TÜV until August 2027, all Danish papers are available.
Externally, this BLACK VW Beetle from 1955 presents itself according to the seller's information in an age-corresponding very good paint and body design condition with only minimal traces of use occurring through the years. There are no missing parts on the exterior, even the original "Winker" as direction indicators are still originally preserved. Accident damage or modifications to the exterior are not known to the current owner.
Slight traces of use can be seen on the steel rims with chrome hubcaps, the Vredestein Sprint Classic tyres are preserved in good condition. According to the seller, the condition of the brakes can also be declared good. Apparently, no deficits can be taken from the chassis.
The interior of the VW Beetle in DeLuxe version from 1955 is sparse and limited to the bare essentials: Except for grey fabric seats, fabric door panels, a white 2-spoke steering wheel, window cranks and door handles made of chrome as well as a white control stick and a radio with a large loudspeaker in the middle of the dashboard, there is not much in the interior of the Beetle. But everything that exists also has a function. Over the years, the vehicle has been converted from 6V to 12V.
The five-digit Beetle tag has a mileage of 85,280. In some cases, documents are available in the form of previous inspection reports and former invoices that prove this mileage.
The air-cooled four-cylinder boxer engine in the rear of the Beetle delivers 36 hp, with a displacement of 1.2 litres, it can glide through the area in a relaxed manner – shifting is done by means of a 4-speed manual transmission. In 2022, the Ovali underwent a final service – also in 2022, a general review was carried out, in which no technical defects could be found. On the underbody side, this VW Beetle from 1955 can be attested to a good condition. The Beetle is a vehicle for purists, where there is nothing that you don't really need as a driver. With a fresh inspection and the overall very good condition of this Ovali Beetle with DeLuxe equipment for the vehicle age of now 67 years, the future owner secures a piece of important German automotive history
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- Type of auctionPrice estimationWith reserve20.000 - 30.000 €
- Remaining timeAuction endedStart at12.07.2022 00:00
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