1950 Volkswagen Beetle 1100 Deluxe
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Karmann was given factory approval to produce the Cabriolet version of the Beetle, known as the Type 15. The first example was created in June of 1949 and was one of a thousand that was created for Volkswagen to satisfy their initial order. Within a short period of time, even more were ordered.
This 1950 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet was offered for sale at the 2006 Gooding & Company Auction held in Pebble Beach, Ca. It was offered without reserve and estimated to sell between $40,000-$50,000. It is equipped with a 1311-cc flat-four cylinder engine that can produce 25 horsepower. It has a four-speed manual gearbox with a dry-plate clutch and four-wheel drum brakes. It was constructed during the first year of official production and believed to have been built in July of 1950.
In 1994 the car was treated to restoration that brought it back to original condition. It has color combination L19 which is Atlantic Green main body paint with L11 Pastel Green side color. The Green canvas top is color code V3.
At auction the car was sold for $27,500.
By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2007
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