Extremely Clean and Functional 1955 VW Beetle
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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