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March 11, 2019

By: Jonathan

CARS

Rare Beetle ‘Sunroof’ Sedan Sells At Amelia Island

Volkswagenwerk literally translates to The People’s Car Company and while at its founding the people described may not have been as all encompassing as the brand is today, the Type 1 was a car of simplistic design for the everyman.

This 1964 Volskwagen recently sold at RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island auction for $26,880. What makes this one more unique among the millions that were sold throughout the 1960s and ’70s is the factory sunroof. Having been restored from the ground up, this ’64 has been returned to its original Sea Blue, new floor boards and a rebuilt air-cooled 1300 engine. The latter of which was a staple of the Beetles appeal and massive sales numbers, an air-cooled engine. Eliminating the need for a radiator, hoses and pumps meant less parts to potentially fail, as well as protected the car from freezing up in cold climates.

On the inside the Beetle has been given a leather overall across the seats and door panels and a radio with digital display. All perfect upgrades to compliment cruising with its open sunroof and wind in your hair.

[Photography courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.]

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