1968 VW Beetle Convertible
New interior, new canvas top, new paint, reproduction steering wheel, restored speedometer.
New bumper, brackets, stainless trim, new running boards, new tires on GT Lemmerz rims.
New tail lights, signal lens, side mirrors, all rubber new, new German VW hood emblem, everything works.
Reproduction factory labels, new grab handle, new signal switch, new flasher, new OEM harness, everything’s detailed.
New trunk liner, painted spare with beauty ring, wire cover, restored factory jack. Looks like it came off the factory floor!
The car was completely disassembled for paint, new engine tar boards.
New top boot for when the top is down.
This car shines from every angle. New visors, and rear view light.
All window tracks were cleaned, new guides, clips, and rubber were used in the assembly.
Ready a nice sunny day cruise!
This car has recently been finished and shows really well. The interior is stock with the dash pad and fresh air ducts removed. All new carpet, floor insulation, door panels, glove box, steering wheel, signal, and ignition. The speedometer was restored, and full OEM wiring harness. Yes! Everything works, even the horn, wipers, and dome light! The trunk has a reproduction truck liner, all new filler line and breather hoses (with clamps), and a Empi wiring cover. The jack was restored and there is a matching painted spare, with 135r15, in case you get a flat.
The car has a complete rubber kit, new stainless trim, running boards, upgraded canvas top, side mirrors, German VW hood emblem, jack plugs, and early bumper blades. There was an impact to the front of the car at some point, and does show signs of repair if you look closely under the hood, but nothing is out of line on the exterior. The car has been detailed from top to bottom and show well from any angle.
The engine is a 1600cc single-port engine that was rebuild a few years back. It runs great, has had a new flywheel, clutch pack, trough-out, exhaust, rebuilt 30/31 Pict carburetor, 009 distributor, Bosch Point, Bosch condenser, Bosch Cap, Bosch wires, Bosch blue coil, new Contitech belt, tin paint, engine bay seals, tar board insulation, and OEM stickers. This engine bay looks like it was on a showroom floor! The fan shroud was converted to a 36hp unit for an earlier appearance. The transmission is a rebuilt 1967 unit that had the axles swapped, new seals, boots, and all mounts.
The car is running a stock front beam with shocks, factory sway bar, 2.5” drop spindles, Karmann Ghia front disk brakes, new KYB shocks on the rear, rides pretty nice, handles great, and has extra braking. It sits a couple inches lower than stock, but isn’t lowered too much. The brakes are all new, bearings, seals, shoes, hardware, wheel cylinders, rubber hoses, and master cylinder. New tires on painted to match GT Lemmerz wheels with new OEM reproduction VW center caps. These are the sport wheels that were offered through VW. They are hub centric rims that mate to the drums to help with balance issues. They are a true sport wheel for the old VW’s. There are a few original pieces on the car, but most everything has been restored.
Here are some close up pics of the paint and finish:
Some detail pictures