1961 VW BUG VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 87 Y.O. LADY OWNER IN STORAGE FOR OVER 10 YEARS!!!


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Milton, Washington, United States

Features and Specifications

Make: Volkswagen
Model: Beetle - Classic
Type: Coupe
Year: 1961
Mileage: 99,148
VIN: 3553089
Color: BLUE/WHITE
Engine: 1200cc
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: OFF WHITE AND GREY
Vehicle Title: Clear

1961 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!NO RESERVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!NO RESERVE!!!!!!!!!!!!

THIS WONDERFUL BUG WAS MY MOTHER AND FATHERS PRIDE AND JOY IT HAS BEEN IN THE SAME FAMILY FOR OVER 25 YEARS NOW!! THEY USED TO TAKE WEEKEND TRIPS WITH IT. BUT GOOD THINGS COME TO AN END MY FATHER PASSED AWAY 15 YEARS AGO AND MY MOTHER WHO IS 87 HAS NOT HAD A DRIVERS LICENSE FOR 10 YEARS NOWSHE IS PUTTING HERSELF IN A RETIREMENT HOME AND ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS BUG SALE WILL HELP PAY FOR ALL OF THE EXPENSES.

SO ABOUT THE BUG I HAVE STARTED IT EVERY FEW MONTHS AND IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN IN A HEATED GARAGE AWAY FROM THE ELEMENTS. I HAVE TO TELL YOU I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT BUGS THAT WAS MY FATHERS LOVE.THE EXTENT OF MY INVOLVEMENT WITH THE URGING OF MY KIDS IS WE RECENTLY PUT ON THE ROOF LUGGAGE RACK AND SPENT A FEW WEEKENDS FINDING VINTAGE THINGS TO PUT UP ON THE ROOF AND THE KIDS DONATED THE PSYCHEDELIC LITTLE ANIMALS FOR THE INSIDE!!
MY MOTHER TOLD ME SHE BELIEVES THE BUG HAS UNDER 100,000 MILES THE ODOMETER SAYS 99,148 TITLE SAYS EXEMPT BUT I BELIEVE IT TO BE TRUE
THE BUG HAS BEEN REPAINTED A WHILE AGO IN ITS ORIGINAL PASTEL BLUE COLOR AND THE WHITE WAS ADDED FOR A BEAUTIFUL TWO TONE EFFECT. IN MY OPINION THE PAINT SEEMS TO BE IN GREAT SHAPE, THERE IS A 1 1/2 INCH SCRATCH BELOW THE ENGINE COVER HANDLE THAT HAS BEEN TOUCHED UP AND IS BARELY NOTICEABLE. THE BODY PANELS APPEAR STRAIGHT WITH NO VISIBLE RUST BUBBLES. I GUESS I WOULD DESCRIBE THE BUG AS NOT BEING A "BONDO BUCKET" BUT A BUG THAT APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN WELL CARED FOR 57 YEARS.
I CERTAINLY WOULD NOT CALL IT A SHOW CAR BUT IT WOULD MAKE A GREAT DRIVER WITH THAT BEING SAID I PERSONALLY WOULD NOT SHOW UP AND EXPECT TO DRIVE IT CROSS COUNTRY BY THAT I MEAN KEEP IN MIND IT HAS NOT BEEN DRIVEN FURTHER THAN AROUND THE BLOCK IN OVER 10 YEARS NOW!!
IT STARTS RIGHT UP AND RUNS GREAT NO SMOKE OR FUNNY NOISES IT SHIFTS THRU ALL OF ITS GEARS.IT STILL RETAINS ITS ORIGINAL 6 VOLT SYSTEM. I JUST BOUGHT A BRAND NEW BATTERY FOR IT, THE OLD ONE FNALLY DIED FROM SITTING, I NOTICED THAT THE LEFT HEADLIGHT AND RIGHT REAR TAIL LIGHT AND TURN SIGNALS HAVE RECENTLY STOPPED WORKING I HAVE NOT TAKEN IT ANYWHERE TO FIND OUT WHY MAYBE THEY JUST BLEW OUT THE WIRING UNDER THE HOOD IS ALL CLEAN AND NOT CUT UP, A FRIEND OF MINE SAYS HE THINKS IT IS FROM SITTING AND THE FUSE CONTACTS NEED TO BE CLEANED?.ALL THE CHROME IS NEWER ( OVER TEN YEARS OLD BUT NEVER USED/EXPOSED TO THE ELEMENTS)UNDER THE TRUNK/HOOD IS CLEAN I BELIEVE IT STILL HAS ITS ORIGINAL SPARE TIRE OR AT LEAST IT IS VINTAGE TIRE AS IT IS A NYLON BELTED BIAS-PLY TIRE IT ALSO HAS ITS 5TH ORIGINAL HUBCAP.ALL THE GLASS IS ORIGINAL EXCEPT THE WINDSHIELD.AS YOU CAN TELL THE ENGINE IS SUPER CLEAN I WAS TOLD THAT THE ENGINE, TRANSMISSION,PAN ETC ARE ALL ORIGINAL TO THE CAR.THE INTERIOR IS IN FANTASTIC SHAPE EXCEPT IT COULD USE A HEADLINER THE SEATS ARE IN FANTASTIC SHAPE I TOOK PICS OF UNDERNEATH ONE OF THE SEATS AND UNDER THE BACK SEAT. WHEN I LIFTED UP THE BACK SEAT I WAS SO IMPRESSED WITH THE SUPER CLEAN NOT RUSTY UNDERSIDE OF THE BACK SEAT I HAD TO PULL THE FRONT DRIVERS SEAT JUST TO SEE AND SHOW HOW CLEAN IT IS! THE PANS ARE ORIGINAL & RUST FREE EXCEPT THE USUAL BATTERY AREA THAT WAS GETTING WEAK (NOT THRU) MY FATHER DID SOME PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE AND HAD A PANEL WELDED UNDERNEATH THE WEEK SPOT
ALL IN ALL ONCE THE BUG IS DRIVEN MORE OFTEN, DRIVEN FURTHER THEN AROUND THE BLOCK AND AFTER THE LIGHTS ARE FIXED THIS BUG WOULD MAKE A GREAT CRUISER TO THE LOCAL CAR SHOW OR DAILY DRIVER CAR I AM NOT A BIG PHONE TALKER SO PLEASE DONT ASK ME TO CALL YOU I AM MORE THEN HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY AND ALL QUESTIONS THROUGH EBAYS EMAIL. IF YOU NEED MORE PICS OF SOMETHING IN PARTICULAR JUST LET ME KNOW BUT PLEASE DONT BE UPSET IF IT TAKES ME A DAY OR TWO TO DO SO AS EBAY IS NOT MY FULL TIME JOB - - I HAVE ONE OF THOSE AND IT TAKES UP MOST OF MY TIME.
THE SALE OF THIS CAR WILL BE FINAL THE CAR IS BEING SOLD WHERE/IS AS/IS. PLEASE REMEMBER THIS IS A VINTAGE CAR AND BY ITS VERY NATURE IT WILL ALWAYS NEED SOME SORT OF TLC IT IS NOT A NEW CAR AND YOUR EXPECTATION SHOULD NOT BE OF A PERFECT CAR.
FULL PAYMENT IS DUE WITHIN 3 DAYS PAYPAL IS ONLY ACCEPTED FOR THE $1000.00 DEPOSIT.IF YOU ARE SENDING A CASHIERS CHECK - NO PERSONAL CHECKS - YOU MUST SPEND THE MONEY TO SEND THE CASHIER CHECK IN AN OVERNIGHT MAILER (hey don't laugh I sold my own car on here and even though the person didn't mind spending thousands of dollars on the car they didn't want to spend the relatively speaking pennies to overnight the check !!)
IN RETURN AFTER MONEY HAS CLEARED THE BANK I WILL SPEND THE MONEY TO OVERNIGHT MAIL YOU A TITLE AND A HAND WRITTEN BILL OF SALE
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF THE VEHICLE --NO I WILL NOT GET YOU A QUOTE AS TO HOW MUCH TOO SHIP TO....IF I KNEW THAT I WOULD BE A SHIPPER!! YOU CAN GOOGLE SHIPPERS AND THEY WILL BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO WORK WITH YOU
I AM HAPPY TO WORK WITH YOUR SHIPPER OF YOUR CHOICE BY WORKING WITH I MEAN GIVE THEM MY ADDRESS, ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THEY MAY HAVE, AND MAKE THE CAR AVAILABLE TO BE DRIVEN ONTO THEIR CAR HAULER I DO NOT HAVE A FORKLIFT OR RAMPS (yes I have been asked that!)





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