1965 Volkswagen Beetle – Sold For $14,000!
July 21, 2022 Update – While the automated high bid of $12,150 did not meet the seller’s reserve price of $14,000 when the auction closed, the top bidder had his maximum proxy bid set to $13,600. With only four hundred dollars separated between them, the buyer agreed shortly after the auction to meet the seller’s reserve. This VW marks GuysWithRides.com’s first international sale as this Calgary-based car will have a new home in the U.S.!
GuysWithRides.com is pleased to offer this pan-off restored, Ruby Red over Platinum Leatherette, 1965 Volkswagen Beetle featuring a factory sunroof conversion and a rare gas heater.
We will offer this 1965 Volkswagen Beetle in a reserve-style auction on behalf of the current caretaker. Bidding will open Wednesday, July 6, 2022, and will run for fourteen (14) consecutive days ending at 5:00 PM Eastern time on Wednesday, July 20, 2022.
This restored VW currently resides in the Calgary, Alberta, Canada area.
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Produced from 1938 through 2003, the original Type I air-cooled Beetle received only incremental improvements and styling changes throughout all that time.
For the 1961 model year, significant technical advances occurred in the form of a new engine (engine code D) and transmission. The engine displacement remained at 1,200cc however power 34 horsepower at 3600 rpm and 61 foot-pounds of torque at 2000 rpm. Volkswagen achieved this by increasing the engine’s compression ratio to 7:1, which resulted in the engine now requiring fuel with a minimum octane rating of 87 RON.
The single-barrel Solex carburetor received an electric automatic choke and the transmission was now synchronized on all forward gears. The traditional semaphore turn signals were replaced by conventional flashing directional indicators worldwide. The standard model called the TYPE 111–112, continued to use the 30 PS 1200 engine of the old architecture that dates back to Franz Reimspiess original design of 1937 all the way until the end of the 1965 model year.
For 1962, the Beetle received a mechanical fuel level gauge in place of the former fuel tap. The Standard model continued without a gas gauge until the end of the 1965 model year. At the rear, larger tail lights were introduced incorporating a separate amber turn signal section to meet new European standards (these turn signals remained red in the US market until 1973). The former hand-pump style windscreen washer was replaced by a new design using compressed air. A Schrader valve located on the washer fluid tank allowed the system to be charged at a filling station to the recommended 35 psi.
The restored 1965 Volkswagen Beetle Sedan represents the culmination of the seller’s 40-year ownership and long-term restoration of the car over much of that time.
Here is the seller’s description in their own words:
To help you make informed bids, we’re providing access to pricing data. Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the Classic Car market, provides an interactive graph of recent comparable sales in the past year. By clicking on the green dots, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you make an educated bid on the car we are featuring for auction here:
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Here’s the Underhood & Under Carriage Photographs
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If you have any questions about this 1965 Volkswagen Beetle Sedan, please leave a comment below or feel free to call Rudy directly at 877-468-6497. Thank you for looking and happy bidding!