HANDSOME RESTORATION IN EXCELLENT COLORS
IMPORTANT MODEL IN VOLKSWAGEN HISTORY
LEGENDARY 1,200CC AIR-COOLED FLAT-4
4-SPEED MANUAL GEARBOX/REAR TRANSAXLE
ENGINE AND CARBURETOR REBUILT BY VW SPECIALISTS
EQUIPPED WITH OEM PUSHBUTTON AM RADIO
HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE AND ENJOYABLE ICON
While Volkswagen's Type 1 "Beetle" was an increasingly common automotive curiosity during the 1950s, its stunning success was clear to all onlookers by September 1965, when the ten millionth example left the world-famous VW factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Subtle updates made the car even better than before, including slimmer windshield pillars and larger window openings all around, thanks to new body-stamping presses. The larger windshield was kept clean by enlarged and repositioned wiper blades, the engine cover was now opened by a pushbutton latch rather than the previous T-handle, and new heater control levers, swiveling sun visors, redesigned front seats, a new folding rear seat/parcel shelf and under-carpet insulation rounded out the many improvements for 1965. Confirming the Beetle's fast-growing appeal, over 288,500 were exported to the United States that year alone.
Handsomely finished in eye-catching Red paint and Tan cloth and vinyl upholstery, this 1965 Volkswagen Beetle is a highly collectible and enjoyable example throughout. Power is delivered by a 1,200cc air-cooled 'Flat-4' engine paired with a 4-speed manual gearbox/rear transaxle. Both the engine and carburetor were rebuilt during 2022 by the long-running VW specialists at the Beetle Barn in Las Vegas, Nevada. Other highlights include a 12-volt electrical conversion, OEM pushbutton AM radio, a newer battery, new tires, and a period style removable luggage rack. Correct, body-color steel wheels and bright VW-scripted hubcaps provide the finishing touch. Representing an important stage in the Beetle's historic production run, this 1965 Volkswagen Beetle is an outstanding, collector-grade example throughout, ready to enjoy and appreciate. Contact us for viewing arrangements, obtain full details and get ready to make it yours!