1956 Volkswagen Beetle Oval Window (1956)




In stock now is this outstanding 1956 oval window Volkswagen Beetle. Built at the VW factory in Wolfsburg, West Germany in 1956 the car was first registered in Sweden.
The original owner retained the car until 1976 when it was involved in an accident which required the bonnet and one front wing to be repainted, the rest of the car is still in its original paint. The beetle was then sold to a museum where it was kept as an exhibit till 1999.
It was then sold to a VW collector who kept it until 2006 when he decided to thin down his collection and sold off this car as it was too new.
The car was bought by a Historic Volkswagen Club member in the UK who re-commission the car for road use after thirty years of being on display and in storage.
The car is an unrestored original example having covered just 78029 kilometres (48,484 miles).
We have a certificate from the AutoMuseum Volkswagen confirming the chassis number (1217194) was built as a 1.2 litre 30 DIN car, finished in L41 Black and built and left the factory on 15th June 1956 bound for Sweden. Options were M018 (larger reflector in brake / indicator light), M067 (77Ah battery, 6 volt), M089 (laminated windscreen), M104 (upholstery leatherette red) and M042 (an option code which the museum could not identify).
A superb example of this motoring icon.
Here at Specialist Cars of Malton we ensure our cars are the best quality cars in the country, this attention to detail has seen us voted Independent Porsche Sales Garage of the Year by 911UK members three years running!
We start off by picking the best cars for stock, of the 3 or 4 cars we get offered every day we buy only the best one or two a month.
Upon sale each and every car is taken to our workshops where it goes through our thorough 74 point check to make sure everything works as it should and is in good condition. Next the car is given a major service and the service book stamped accordingly. We carry out a 4 wheel alignment on the cars and an aircon service on cars with airconditioning. The car will then go to a local independent MOT station for a year’s MOT. We tax the car for a year and fill the fuel tank.
Next the cars go to our team of professional detailers who spend up to a week preparing the car cosmetically. Any stonechips are removed, the wheels refurbed if necessary and the wheel hubs are painted. The seats are removed and cleaned. Next the car is detailed using Zymol professional products to give a long lasting lustre.
Finally, and arguably most importantly, we warranty every car for a year from bumper to bumper, anywhere in the world. This is not a bought in warranty, we stand by each and every car we sell for a year.
We believe we are the only Porsche specialist in the UK to offer a service like this.
We offer full dealer facilities such as part exchange, finance, service and parts.
We have a covered transporter and can deliver vehicles anywhere in the UK.
We are also experts in shipping cars and can deliver anywhere in the world also helping to minimise import duties.
For more details or to arrange to come and drive the car please call 0844 7000 997 Out of hours you can reach Mark on 07074 944 911 or John on 07794 911 911.

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  • Mileage: 48,484
  • Year: 1956
  • Doors: 3
  • Body type: Saloon
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Black


  • Engine layout: Rear Engined
  • Aspiration: Normally Aspirated
  • Engine size (Litres): 1.2
  • Engine configuration: 4 cylinder
  • Cylinder layout: Inline
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Driven wheels: Rear Wheel Drive

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