1958 VW Bug Sedan, Blue, 1500 Single Port 4 Speed. The VIN plate and the S/N on the backbone match and I have a clear title in hand. Everything works as it should with the exception of the door jamb switches. The interior light works you just have to tune it on manually with the switch. Things I have done to the car since buying it 06/2011. I replaced the armature in the wiper motor with a 12 volt one from Wolfsburg West and rewired the switch so that they will park and work properly. I also replaced all the bushings and E clips as well and there are windshield squirters that work off a electric motor and a switch under the dash. Next I replaced the Speedo with one from Orange Empire Speedometer with a 1960 90 MPH clear needle one that he even recalibrated for the 145R15 Nankang tires and added shift points that is dead on. I replaced this because the original Speedo was faded and worn and the odometer had started to malfunction and since there is no fuel guage in a 58 but only a reserve petcock this was desperately needed. Next I added drop spindles that I bought from widefive.net already set up and just bolted them on. I did not cut the front beam so as to keep the original ride geometry and also kept the original spindles and the 165R15 tires that I removed and replaced with 145R15 Nankangs up front and P205/65R/15 B F Goodrich Premier Touring in the rear on slotted steel rims that were painted to match the car by the previous owner. I also installed new German split rear axle boots at the correct 10 and 2 position however the right one has a small leak buy the inboard clamp. I probably did not get the clamp tight enough and have not had the time to jack it up and fix it. The engine also leaks a little oil after running around in the car and parking it and it cools down. It leaves a puddle about the size of a 50 cent piece and appears to be coming from the case. I also just replaced the valve cover gaskets and adjusted the valves approx 400 miles ago. The engine has all the proper tin and the oil pressure light and temp light work as they should and it has a thermostat installed. The P O that I bought the car from added the Rometsch Ivory Steering Wheel and the Volkswagen hood script emblem. When I bought it from him I drove it from Clarksville Indiana to Clarksburg WV without any problems. The guy the PO I bought the car from is the one who pretty much restored the car to what it is. The body shell, hood, and deck lid appear to be original to the car but the floor pans, front and rear fenders as well as the doors are new as well as the running boards and the front and rear bumpers and the brackets. The heater channels were upgraded to 1968 or newer and you will see this in the pictures and the levers work properly to switch it from the floor to the dash and there was a third vent added to the center of the windshield and plumed for heat as well and works great. The interior was also replaced in black and the only issue with it is the headliner needs re-glued in a couple spots. There are heavy rubber mats under the carpet and VW heavy duty floor mats on top as well. The paint is OK but not show quality as there are imperfections and a couple of runs and whoever did the body prep work did not take as much time as they should have and there is a lot of orange peel and imperfections in the paint. I call it a 10 foot paint job as form 10 feet away it looks great but up close it would not win any awards. If it were any nicer then I would not have wanted to use it for a daily driver and take it out of the garage. It is a driver as it will cruise at 70 MPH on the freeway and has plenty of power to keep up and dart in and out of traffic. All of the electrical wiring has been replaced and there are no gremlins and everything works as it should with the exception of the door switches as mentioned earlier. The duel fuse panels were upgraded to the blade type and I have a KDC-X494 Kenwood Single Disc w/usb port and aux jack stereo that is new and goes with the sale. There is wiring to the rear behind the seat for speakers but none came with the car and I have not installed any. All of the steering components are like new or in great shape and the gas tank was also cleaned out and lined and a new reserve petcock installed by the guy who restored the car and it works as it should. All of the rubber seals and window seals and scrapers were also replaced and the vehicle is air tight so much so that you have to crack the window in order for the heat to flow correctly. I have been averaging 27 miles per gallon and while the case leaks a little the engine is strong and does not burn any oil and starts up every time with no problems. I am also adding a link to my photo bucket with additional pictures of the car. http://s218.photobucket.com/albums/cc299/TinBadge/1958%20VW%20Beetle/?start=all Call with additional questions. I do not need help selling the car. Cash only.
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