This 1962 Volkswagen Beetle is finished in Anthracite over True Red vinyl with white accents and is powered by a 1.2-liter flat-four paired with a four-speed manual transaxle. Equipment includes chrome bumpers with overriders, dual pea-shooter exhaust tips, and a Bendix radio. The car was initially delivered to Freeway Motors in Seattle, Washington and later relocated to Oregon, where it was acquired in July 2020. Subsequent maintenance is said to include a valve adjustment, an oil change, repair of the radio and speaker, and replacement of the generator belt, 6-volt battery, axle boot, rear window seal, and fender beading. This Beetle is now offered at no reserve with factory literature, a window sticker, service records dating to the 1980s, a toolkit, and a clean title.
The car was repainted in its original Anthracite (L469) during prior ownership and features chrome bumpers with overriders. The previous ownership repaired the turn signals and replaced the fender beading and rubber seals following removal of window glass, bumpers, and trim, and additional work included refinishing the bumper brackets and replacing the associated seals.
15″ gray and white-painted steel wheels with chrome hubcaps wear 165/80 Kumho Power Star 758 tires showing 2010 date codes. Braking is provided by drums at each corner.
The interior features seats trimmed in True Red vinyl with white piping, two-tone door panels, a body-color dashboard, and gray square-weave carpets with matching rubberized floor coverings. Appointments include a two-spoke steering wheel with a chrome horn ring, crank windows, front lap belts, and a factory-optioned passenger-side grab handle. The previous owner reportedly re-stuffed the front seats, repainted the front seat frames, and fitted replacement carpet strips to the inner heater channel area. The Bendix push-button radio and its speaker were also repaired. Discoloration of the headliner is noted along with a patch below the rear window, and a dealership badge is mounted on the glove box door.
Instrumentation includes a 90-mph speedometer and a fuel gauge. The five-digit odometer indicates just over 98k miles, approximately 1k of which were added by the most previous owner. Total mileage is unknown.
The 1,192cc flat-four was factory rated at 40 horsepower and features a single downdraft carburetor, an oil bath air cleaner, and a black-painted engine tin. Maintenance by the seller has reportedly included a valve adjustment, an oil change, and replacement of the 6-volt battery and starter relay along with fuel lines, vacuum lines, heater ducts, and the generator belt.
Power is sent to the rear wheels via a four-speed manual transaxle. An axle boot has reportedly been replaced by the previous owner. Additional underside images can be viewed in the gallery.
The window sticker shows factory colors and equipment, initial delivery to Freeway Motors of Seattle, Washington, and a suggested retail price of $1,748.80.
The sale includes manufacturer’s literature, a toolkit, a trunk-mounted spare, and service records dating back to the 1980s.
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1962 Volkswagen Beetle
- 1.2-Liter Flat-Four
- Four-Speed Manual Transaxle
- Anthracite over True Red Vinyl
- 15" Steel Wheels w/ Chrome Covers
- Bendix Radio
- Weatherstripping Replaced
- Recent Oil Change & Valve Adjustment
- Window Sticker & Factory Literature
- Service Records