1943 Volkswagen KdF-Wagen Sedan / 1-019477 Chassis Information

1943 Volkswagen KdF-Wagen photograph

1943 Volkswagen KdF-Wagen photograph

1943 Volkswagen KdF-Wagen photograph

1943 Volkswagen KdF-Wagen photograph

1943 Volkswagen KdF-Wagen1943 Volkswagen KdF-Wagen1943 Volkswagen KdF-Wagen1943 Volkswagen KdF-Wagen
Sedan
Chassis #: 1-019477
The VW Beetle was designed in 1937 by Erwin Komenda under Professor Ferdinand Porsche on the instructions of Adolf Hitler to produce a 'peoples' car'. It was given aerodynamic styling and a split rear windows because curved glass was inordinately expensive. Stuttgart-based coachbuilder Reutter created the buck for the classic Beetle shape that would remain virtually unchanged until 1967.

On May 26th of 1938, Hitler laid the cornerstone of a new factory near Fallersleben, Lower Saxony. It was meant to produce the 'KdF-Wagen' and the adjoining new town would be known as 'KdF-Stadt'. After the war, it was renamed Wolfsburg.

The KdF-Wagen, the first example of the Volkswagen Beetle, were built in small quantities between 1937 and 1944. As many as 840 KdF Volkswagens may have been produced during that time. Most were supplied to minor officials in The National Socialist German Workers' Party. This particular example is a Type 60 that was originally delivered to the German Red Cross at Potzdam Babelsberg in Berlin on June 1st of 1943. In 2000, it was advertised for sale in a Polish provincial newspaper where it was purchased by its current owner. It was then sent to Germany, where it was delivered to Peter Schmalbach in Frankfurt-am-Mein for restoration. After Mr. Schmalbach died, the car was sent to Christian Grundmann in Hessisch Oldendorf for further restoration work, using original KDF parts as appropriate, before dispatch to Hermann Schimkat for final inspection. The completed car was delivered to its owner in Belgium, who promptly drove it 400km to a major Volkswagen show for its debut. It was then shipped to the owner's Tennessee residence in December of 2013.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2016

2016 The Finest : The Elegance at Hershey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$275,000-$350,000 
Lot was not sold

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1943 sales)
1943 Volkswagen Type 166 Shwimmwagen
Chassis#: 1881
Sold for $116,500
  2016 The Finest : Aspen
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1943 Volkswagen KdF-Wagen's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1943 KDF Type 60 Beetle1-0194772016 The Finest : The Elegance at Hershey $275,000$350,000

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Vehicle Profiles

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Engine Num: 1-020152
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