After 10 years in the private BBT collection we decided to put this real rare and all original 1949 split window beetle up for sale.
This is a real survivor, with a rock solid body. Best would be to come over for a personal inspection, but even when we ship it straight out, I’m 100% sure this car will disappoint nobody!
Only recently and by total coincidence we found out the car must have got a respray from its original dark blue to its current black. More than likely this was done when new, as the paint looks at least as old as the total car does.. only the front clip looks like it had a respray in more recent years, let’s say the sixties…J The paint looks like late forties, and aged unbelievable nice! It will be hard to find a better patina split.
This car left the Wolfsburg factory assembly line in June of the year 1949 and was officially delivered to Scania Vabis, the freshly new importer for Volkswagen in Sweden. The car comes with a letter dated 1967 from the importer already stating that from the first badge of cars they imported this is the best survivor. If this is true this car has the remarkable history that it’s one of the first Volkswagens that drove on Swedish soils!
Also at this car the unique, cold but dry Swedish climate did her job to perfection! This car aged so nice, that when it would be nicer it would be either restored or illegal! The all original interior is to die for, being extreme original and all there… easy to say this car was never apart!
Mechanically this car is a driver, and a good one too! With the matching numbers engine freshly rebuild after too many (fun) drives to Bad Camberg etc. Engine rebuild was carry out by a life time early VW engine specialist. Transmission shift smooth and the cable brakes do their job like never before! All is well sorted out and electricity is complete functioning, this is a real driver quality car, made and maintained like that…
As the car was never apart it’s all numbers matching, front axle, transmission and engine, and that is to our best knowledge.
The car comes with its original old Swedish registration and is an absolute feast for the trained VW eye!
This car is a survivor, and has to stay that way! If You look for a restored shiny car, please goes elsewhere. If You even think about restoring this car You do not have to talk to us, as we will not sell from the moment we feel that intention. And if you doubt this is a good car after seeing the pictures and reading our text here we recommend You to see doctor, better urgently. It will be extreme hard to find a better beetle from this age, different yes, but better will not exist. This is a pure early Volkswagen with a cool look a perfect history and an incredible appearance. This is REAL, not brought together!
This is a unique opportunity, we’re life time Vw guys ourselves and we follow the market as everybody does, but a real survivor beetle from 1949 we do not see appear often to the open market! So if you want an early car, and a cool driver/survivor this is YOUR change, don’t spoil it!