1955 Volkswagen

Beetle

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1955 Volkswagen Beetle
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Extremely Clean and Functional 1955 VW Beetle

History
The Volkswagen Beetle, officially the Volkswagen Type 1, and in parts of the English-speaking world the Bug, is a two-door, five-passenger, rear-engine economy car that was manufactured and marketed by German automaker Volkswagen (VW) from 1938 until 2003.

The originating concept behind the first Volkswagen, the company, and its name, is the notion of a people's car, a car affordable and practical enough for common people to own. Hence the name, which is literally "people's car" in German.

Why It Is Special
This Beetle sports functioning semaphores and a rear- split window.

Mechanical Specs
The original 25 hp Beetle was designed for a top speed around 62 mph, which would be a viable speed on the Reichsautobahn system. In 1954, Volkswagen added 2 mm to the cylinder bore, increasing the displacement from 1,131 cc to 1,192 cc. This increased power from to 36 hp and improved the engine's free revving abilities without compromising torque at lower engine speeds.

But, the engine in our VW has been rebuilt and has been modified with aftermarket parts including performance air cleaner, ignition, coil, headers, and exhaust system. This Bug flies.

Interior
The bucket seats and rear seats are covered in black, grey, and red tweed pattern and look great. It is a manual transmission with its long black VW shifter. Everything has been replaced and restored inside and looks as good as the outside.

Exterior
In 1955, the separate brake lights were discontinued and were combined into a new larger tail light housing. The traditional VW semaphore turn signals were replaced by conventional flashing directional indicator lamps for North America.

The paint shines like new and all the body lines are great. It rides on red painted wheels with wide tires and wheels in the back giving it a great stance. The chrome is also great from the bumpers to the hubcaps.

Conclusion
You cannot go wrong on the 1955 VW we have here at Skyway Classics. If you want a real nice looking “Peoples Car” that is stunning in appearance and has the looks and performance to back up its stance, come see this one.

So give us a call at 941-254-6608.

We also finance! Check out our financiers here at https://www.skywayclassics.com/financiers

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Engine

Engine Size
1641cc

Body

Body Color
Black
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2

Basic

Year
1955
Make
Volkswagen
Model
Beetle
Miles
49

Interior

Interior Color
Black & Red
Seat Material
Tweed
Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
No
Engine Size
1641cc
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Body Style
Coupe
Miles
49
Vin
10815606
Stock
156-FL
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