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1956 VOLKSWAGEN TYPE 1 OVAL WINDOW BEETLE
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  • BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED 1956 VOLKSWAGEN TYPE 1 OVAL WINDOW BEETLE
  • DESIRABLE COLOR COMBINATION
  • FIRST PRODUCTION YEAR FOR TWIN EXHAUST PIPES
  • ORIGINAL CALIFORNIA CAR WITH BLACK PLATE
  • CORRECT 36 HP ENGINE
  • WELL FURNISHED & OPTIONED
  • INCLUDES OWNER’S MANUAL, PERIOD SUITCASE & PICNIC BASKET
  • RECENTLY SERVICED
  • DRIVES AND PERFORMS LIKE NEW - A PLEASURE TO DRIVE!
  • Options Include:
  • DELUXE TRIM
  • ROOF RACK
  • CHROME GRAVEL GUARDS
  • CHROME HANDLE GUARDS
  • MOTOROLA VOLUMATIC AM RADIO
  • The 1956 Volkswagen Type 1 Oval Window Beetle featured here is finished in gorgeous Prairie Beige with a beautiful brown interior. This original California car still retains its black plate. A recent restoration has been performed and this Beetle is now ready to be shown or driven. It is fitted with many options including deluxe trim, roof rack, chrome gravel guards, Motorola Volumatic AM radio and more. We are proud to offer this exceptional 1956 Volkswagen Type 1 Oval Window Beetle to the most particular collector, investor or enthusiast who demands the best. The Beetle, officially known as the Volkswagen Type 1, was originally constructed to be the German transportation for the masses vehicle, the same way Ford’s Model T was for America in the early 20th century. Designed by Ferdinand Porsche, the “Volks-wagen” or “People’s Car” had to meet four requirements laid out by the German Government; to be fuel efficient, carry two adults and two children comfortably, capable of 60mph and feature an air-cooled rear engine. Porsche and his staff tried various combinations with the aerodynamic “beetle” shape and ultimately it was the designated Type 38, with split rear windows that became the Type 60 or “KdF-Wagen” translated as the “Strength through Joy Car.” After WWII the now British controlled VW Factory was rebuilt and the car slowly entered mass production. The Type 1’s unconventional appeal in the traditional large car market of the United States eventually brought in strong sales figures and resulted in VW producing more Beetle derivatives, such as the Type 2 Microbus, Karmann Ghia, the Thing and the Type 3 platform of air-cooled flat-4 engine vehicles. Eventually the sales trend of the imported VW’s caught the eye of American Auto Makers and resulted in the “Big Three” producing their own compact cars. This would do little to change that the American Public had been smitten by the “Bug.” Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013 and posting gains of 395-percent over the last 10-years. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Bid with confidence; this just might be one the best finds on the market.
    Year:
    1956
    Make:
    Volkswagen
    Model:
    Type 1 Oval Window Beetle
    Color:
    Prairie Beige
    VIN:
    10988279
    Mileage:
    16,409
    Stock Number:
    406661_Type1

    Engine:
    1.2L 36 HP Flat-4
    Transmission:
    4-Speed Manual
    Style:
    Coupe
    SHOWROOM PRICE
    $35,900.00
    DISCOUNT
    $3,000.00
    BUY IT NOW PRICE
    $32,900.00

    Daniel Schmitt & Co. is located in beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. Our dealership spans 4 acres, boasts 3 luxurious showrooms, a state-of-the-art service department, a world-class restoration facility, and is only minutes away from Lambert International Airport. While we offer our cars for online sale and auction, we do also encourage you to visit our beautiful classic car showroom!

    Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
    3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
    Telephone: (314)291-7000
    Fax: (314)291-0957
    Email: info@schmitt.com
    Why buy from Daniel Schmitt & Co?

    Family owned and operated for over 50 years, we are a classic and luxury car gallery, committed to delivering some of the rarest, highest-quality classic cars, to customers worldwide. Throughout the years, our classic car dealership has built its reputation as one of the most trusted providers of classic cars to enthusiasts, collectors or investors. We offer truly unique and beautiful motorcars for sale.


    As Daniel Schmitt & Co. reviews will attest, we focus on providing a world-class automobile shopping experience with thorough descriptions and detailed images - an absolute must in the digital age, when many of our classic and investment cars are sold online. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.


    We look forward to working with you!

    (314)291-7000 or info@schmitt.com
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    Finance rates as low as 5.9%.


    We know that classic car financing can pose a unique challenge. Although a vintage or exotic car can be an excellent investment, some financial institutions attempt to apply standard “used car” rules for financing a classic car, which in many cases can make loan approval difficult.


    We work closely with many banking institutions that understand recognize the collector value of classic cars and view them as an investment, which allows us to help you get the financing you need so that you can have the car you have dreamed of.


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    Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
    3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
    Telephone: (314)291-7000
    Fax: (314)291-0957
    Email: info@schmitt.com
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    A FAMILY TRADITION FOR OVER 50 YEARS, SELLING CLASSIC & FINE MOTORCARS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
    Whether you are looking to buy a foreign exotic car or a premium American classic car, Daniel Schmitt & Company is ready to help you find the automobile of your dreams. You will find a wide selection of vehicles in our classic car showroom, which is located in the beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. We offer pre-purchase inspections of any car upon request. Call or e-mail us today to arrange a test drive.

    Daniel Schmitt & Co.
    3455 North Lindbergh Blvd
    St. Louis, MO 63074
    (314)291-7000
    info@schmitt.com

    Showroom Hours
    Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    (open until 5:00 by appointment)
    Sunday: Closed

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