1952 VW Beetle ‘Sunroof Deluxe’
This 1952 Volkswagen Beetle Sunroof Deluxe model is from the last year of Split Window production and is offered from the private collection of Drew Pritchard in remarkable original condition
The last Split Window Beetles built after 13 April 1952 had opening vents in the rear of the front quarter, known as ‘Crotch Coolers’, and this example is one of those models.
This example was first registered in the UK on 1 March 1964, as confirmed by the original logbook on file. This highly collectible split-window Beetle from the last year of production is offered with an extensive history and has benefited from a meticulous and methodical ‘body-off’ restoration carried out in Drew’s ownership by respected marque specialists Type 2 Detectives.
During the sympathetic restoration a number of sensible upgrades were fitted including a hidden disc brake conversion and larger rear brakes, an old 50cc twin carburettor engine displacing 1293cc coupled to a later 1950cc synchromesh gearbox. All of the aforementioned improvements combined allow the car to comfortably cruise at 60-70 mph all day, making this a very usable example for modern traffic.
Most of the bodywork is still original paint, and all the windows are original, as is the sunroof, which is still covered with the original film, which is very rare to see! The bumpers and overriders are correct for the year and also very rare items that are rarely seen
The interior has been meticulously restored with “New Old Stock” fabric on the front and rear seats, “NOS” colour coded rubber floor mats with coir mats to cover, reproduction German made carpet and the rest of the interior retains its original colour and trim
The rest of the interior retains its original paint and trim. The car comes with extensive service records from the 1960s, the original log book, the original owner’s manual in German, the engine fuel ration book and all receipts for the recent restoration.
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