1955 Volkswagen Beetle Sedan / 10805973 Chassis Information

1955 Volkswagen Beetle photograph

1955 Volkswagen Beetle photograph

1955 Volkswagen Beetle1955 Volkswagen Beetle
Sedan
Chassis #: 10805973
Sold for $15,950 at 2018 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach.
Sold for $37,400 at 2018 Worldwide Auctioneers : Pacific Grove Auction.
The classic Volkswagen Type 1 was created by Ferdinand Porsche and his team in Wolfsburg, Germany. Production lasted from 1938 to 2003 with more than an estimated 21 million examples built worldwide, making it one of the best-selling cars of all time.

This particular example was the recipient of a nut-and-bolt ground-up restoration. It was original sold in Belgium in 1955and remained there until 1968 when it was shipped to New York and kept as a daily driver for many years until the owner gifted it to his grandson, who shipped the car to Los Angles in the 1980s. West Coast Classic Restorations purchased the car and had it completely restored. After the restoration, it was purchased by Gunther Volkswagen in Florida, the largest Volkswagen dealer in the country. The car was put on display by the Gunther Collection for several years before coming into the care of its current owner.

This Volkswagen Oval Window Type 1 is finished in Polar Silver with the original German style red leatherette interior, German mohair carpets, and headliner. It is a Deluxe model with chrome body side moldings and chrome dash trim and includes the Volkswagen tool kit and original jack. Since it is a European market car, it has the Euro front and rear bumpers and the semaphore lighted turn signals. Power is from a single port 1,192cc motor offering 36 horsepower and mated to a four-speed manual gearbox.


By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2018

2018 Worldwide Auctioneers : Pacific Grove Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$45,000-$65,000 
Sale Price :
$37,400

2018 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach

Sale Price :
$15,950

2018 2
2017 3
2016 3
2014 2
2012 1
2010 1
2008 2
2007 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$26,675$37,4002
2017$18,723$32,1703
2016$22,983$26,9503
2014$56,000$82,5002
2012$24,500$24,5001
2010$15,500$15,5001
2008$18,150$19,8002
2007$20,350$20,3501

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1955 sales)
1955 Volkswagen Oval Window Type 1
Chassis#: 10805973
Sold for $37,400
  2018 Worldwide Auctioneers : Pacific Grove Auction
1955 Volkswagen Beetle image  1955 Volkswagen Beetle image  
1955 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE
Chassis#: 10805973
Sold for $15,950
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
1955 Volkswagen Beetle image  1955 Volkswagen Beetle image  
1955 Volkswagen 'Beetle' Cabriolet
Chassis#: 10798716
Sold for $32,170
  2017 Bonhams : The Zoute Sale
 
1955 Volkswagen Beetle
Chassis#: 10888049
Sold for $9,000
  2017 Mecum : Monterey
 
1955 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
Sold for $15,000
  2017 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1955 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE
Chassis#: 10951386
Sold for $26,950
  2016 Barrett-Jackson : Northeast
 
1955 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE
Sold for $21,000
  2016 McCormick's - Palm Springs # 60
 
1955 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE
Sold for $21,000
  2016 McCormick's Auction # 60
 
1955 Volkswagen Beetle Rag Top
Chassis#: 10729933
Sold for $29,500
  2014 Mecum : Anaheim
 
1955 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet by Karmann
Chassis#: 1 0908 325
Sold for $82,500
  2014 RM Auctions - Amelia Island
1955 Volkswagen Beetle image  1955 Volkswagen Beetle image  
1955 Volkswagen Beetle Ragtop Sunroof
Chassis#: 10729933
Sold for $24,500
  2012 Mecum - Anaheim, CA
 
1955 Volkswagen Beetle 2-Door
Sold for $15,500
  2010 Mecum Auctions - Monterey
 
1955 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE COUPE
Sold for $19,800
  2008 Barrett-Jackson - Las Vegas 2008
 
1955 Volkswagen Beatle Coupe
Chassis#: 10894853
Sold for $16,500
  2008 Russo and Steele - Scottsdale 2008
 
1955 Volkswagen Beetle
Sold for $20,350
  2007 Vintage Motor Cars at Hershey
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1955 Volkswagen Beetle's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1955 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE COUPE15474542017 Premier Auction Group$20,000  
1955 Volkswagen Beetle 2016 Mecum Indianapolis$27,000  
1955 Volkswagen Beetle 2016 Carlisle Auctions : Spring Carlisle   
1955 Volkswagen Beetle109513862016 Leake Auction : Dallas Spring$25,000  
1955 Volkswagen Beetle Sedan 2011 Barrett JacksonLas Vegas   
1955 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE107568312010 Silver Auction Arizona in January$15,000  

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