✕ 1966 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Convertible 1285cc 4-Cylinder 414 Miles
Stock #: 19GKM96 Interior Color: Gray Body Type: Convertible Transmission: Manual Engine: 1285cc 4-Cylinder Title Condition: Clear Vehicle Description Concours Restoration - No Expense Spared - Stunning Color Combo - 414 Miles Since Restored
(Please note: If you happen to be viewing this Volkswagen Beetle convertible on a website other than our Garage Kept Motors site, it's possible that you've only seen some of our many photographs of this vehicle due to website limitations. To be sure you access all the more than 130 photographs, please go to our main website: GarageKeptMotors.)
Â 1966 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible - The... best Beetle of them all.
That accolade was penned by writer, Paul Niedermeyer, writing about the 1966 Volkswagen Beetle. In addition to personal nostalgia for the car-his brother owned one-Niedermeyer also pointed to the '66 car's power upgrade: the largest-ever power increase in the long-lived Beetle model (+25%) for a dramatic improvement in acceleration and a top speed of 80-82 mph. That rev-happy 1300 (1285cc) engine would be a one-year-only feature, and, with the sloping headlights also in their final year, made the 1966 Beetle a VW-collector favorite.
The fully restored Beetle convertible offered here is a concours-quality-indeed, a concours winner-example of the legendary 1966 Volkwagen. It is in every respect a standout automobile. The lovely shade of blue is the result of a complete, photo-documented, bare-metal re-spray. The white fabric convertible top and cover make for an appealing combination evoking images of a Mediterranean-beach holiday. A combination of original and new-old-stock parts has, by way of a rotisserie restoration, returned the car to virtually showroom-new condition.Â
Inside, multi-tone, gray fabric seat upholstery with white piping is complemented by square-weave gray material on the door panels and lower interior vertical surfaces. The style statement is classic Teutonic. In the same way, the wicker parcel shelf running below the entire dash is both simple and practical. That same design ethic continues in the Becker AM radio that met every audio need back in 1966, the simple rubber floor covering, and the only-what's-necessary dashboard instrumentation. Where American cars of that time celebrated chrome and excess, the Beetle was a minimalist's dream.
The 1285cc engine here is original to the car, and like everything else, is fully restored. Every mechanical aspect of the car is completely functional including the floor-shifted transmission, lighting, brakes, and manual convertible-top mechanism. One look in the engine compartment is all it takes to realize the care and attention to detail that went into the car's three-year reincarnation. But every discriminating collector will also want to inspect the undercarriage photographs and the images of the front trunk, all showing condition that can only be called factory-new.Â Â
A mere 414 miles appear on the car's odometer documenting the distance it's traveled since its three-year-long restoration was completed. It won't take much imagining, however, for the car's new owner to picture piloting this blue Beetle convertible out of the dealership for the first time, maybe on an inaugural drive to the beach. Hey, it's 1966 all over again! Be sure to check out all the photos and video on our main website: Garage Kept Motors. Call if interested or e-mail with any questions. Thank you for looking.
Photos About Garage Kept Motors Garage Kept Motors, LLC specializes in classic and specialty online auto sales.
For our consignors, we are the only auto brokers that offer a Transparent Sale Disclosure. This means, when a car sells, we provide an exact copy of the Bill of Sale. We do this so our clients know exactly who bought their car, where it went, and most importantly how much we sold it for. No funny business.
For our buyers, our vehicles are listed on the Internet, with over 100 photos, including undercarriage pictures, and walk-around videos of the vehicles running plus a narrative-style write-up of the cars history and features. Our international exposure allows us to sell cars across the globe, and we sell a majority of them out of state and overseas. We deliver honesty and consistency in our photos and descriptions, a “no surprise” approach, so buyers, both near and far, can invest with confidence sight unseen. We are not a gallery. Vehicles can be seen locally by appointment as potential buyers are given our undivided attention.
Terms and Conditions Payment Options We accept the following payment methods:
- Cashier's Check/money order
- Cash (in person)
- Personal check (once cleared)
Vehicle Pickup & Shipping General Terms Garage Kept Motors, LLC, and our brother company Kliffs Classic Cars, LLC, strives to represent each vehicle accurately and honestly. We welcome third-party pre-purchase inspections on all purchases in our indoor, heated showroom. We take pride in our descriptions, photos, and videos but we are humans and ultimately not perfect. Unless otherwise noted, all vehicles are sold AS-IS with No Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales are final.
We do offer shipping within the continental United States. If you would like a shipping quote, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Thank you.
Fees and Taxes For purchases within the State of Michigan, we charge a $200 documentary fee plus sales tax (6%), license (depends on original MSRP and birthdate) or transfer fee ($8), and title fee ($15). For sales outside the State of Michigan, we only charge a $200 documentary fee on top of the sales price. A Bill of Sale will be provided so buyers can register the vehicle in their own state and/or country. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Thank you.
|VIN (Vehicle Identification Number):||156350270||Mileage:||414|
|Transmission:||Manual||Model:||Beetle - Classic|
|Vehicle Title:||Clear||Drive Type:||--|
|Sub Model:||Convertible||Fuel Type:||Gasoline|
|Exterior Color:||--||For Sale By:||Dealer|