1956 Volkswagen Beetle

The 1956 Volkswagen Beetle (1200 Deluxe) was powered by a horizontally opposed, overhead-valve, air-cooled four-cylinder engine that offered 36 (SAE) horsepower. They had a four-speed manual gearbox and hydraulic drum brakes. Pricing began at $1,500 for the base model and rose to $2,000 for the convertible. Very little changed this year; the Beetle received dual chromed tail pipes and bumper guards (call overriders). Volkswagen re-positioned the tail lamps two inches higher on the rear fenders and the gas tank received a redesign at accommodate more luggage space under the hood. Inside, there was a new steering wheel with a lower horizontal spoke. Also, the front seat backs could were now adjustable, adding to the driver and passengers comfort. Volkswagen re-positioned the heater knob and vehicles equipped with the sunroof had that feature made from nylon rather than cloth.


by Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2013

Related Reading : Volkswagen Beetle History

The Beetle is perhaps the best-selling car of all-time. Truly, a recognizable shape that has stood the test of time. The vehicle is still being produced in Mexico, continuing the long-time running record. Adolf Hitler was searching for a peoples car that was capable of transporting three children and two adults at speeds of sixty miles-per-hour. The car was to be inexpensive, costing the same....
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1956 Vehicle Profiles

1956 Volkswagen Beetle vehicle information

Sedan

Chassis Num: 1075984

This Volkswagen Beetle was purchased new in 1956 by John A. Moir, Sr. The car was driven on rainy days and loaned to family guests who needed a car while in town. This was one of the final Beetles built with the interim single-piece 'small window' in....[continue reading]

1956 Volkswagen Beetle vehicle information

Sedan

Chassis Num: 11628654

This Volkswagen Beetle is finished in black over tan leatherette with cream piping and door trim inserts. It was given a restoration in the early 2010s; around 2013, the engine was removed for servicing and a complete tune-up less than 50 miles ago.....[continue reading]

1956 Volkswagen Beetle vehicle information

Convertible Sedan

Chassis Num: 381002

This 1956 Volkswagen Beetle Oval Window 'Rag Top' has been given a two-year restoration. The work included the removing of the pan and replacing all rubber pieces with all-new German specification replacements. The seats were restored with OEM specif....[continue reading]

1956 Volkswagen Beetle vehicle information

Convertible Sedan

Chassis Num: 1081572
Engine Num: 3204959

The production of the classic Volkswagen Type 1 'Beetle' lasted from 1938 to 1979 with an estimated 21 million examples built, making them one of the best-selling cars of all time.....[continue reading]

1956 Volkswagen Beetle vehicle information

Sunroof Sedan

Chassis Num: 1302309

This Volkswagen Beetle is powered by a 4-cylinder engine displacing 1,192cc and mated to a four-speed manual transmission. It has a sliding sunroof and rare oval window. This was the first year for the dual exhaust.....[continue reading]

1956 Volkswagen Beetle vehicle information

Sedan

Underneath the sheep's clothing of this 1956 Volkswagen lies a feral Porsche wolf. The engine is a 1,700 cc 547/5 flat four (same as the Elva Porsche.) The transmission is 911 and Spyder brakes occupy the corners. Even what you see is a deception, th....[continue reading]

Sedan
Chassis #: 1075984 
Sedan
Chassis #: 11628654 
Convertible Sedan
Chassis #: 381002 
Convertible Sedan
Chassis #: 1081572 
Sunroof Sedan
Chassis #: 1302309 
Sedan
 


Concepts by Volkswagen

Volkswagen Monthly Sales Volume

December 2019
27,877
November 2019
29,218
October 2019
28,072
September 2019
26,947
August 2019
35,412
July 2019
31,188
June 2019
31,725
May 2019
35,702
April 2019
31,309
March 2019
37,092
February 2019
25,706
January 2019
23,074
Additional Sales Volume Data


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Performance and Specification Comparison

Price Comparison

1956 Beetle
$2,390-$23,400
1956 Volkswagen Beetle Price Range: $1,490 - $2,390

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Volkswagen
1961Ford (1,338,790)Chevrolet (1,318,014)Volkswagen (807,488)807,488
1960Chevrolet (1,653,168)Ford (1,439,370)Toyota (1,068,321)725,939
1959Chevrolet (1,462,140)Ford (1,450,953)Volkswagen (575,407)575,407
1958Chevrolet (1,142,460)Ford (987,945)Volkswagen (451,526)451,526
1957Ford (1,676,449)Chevrolet (1,505,910)Plymouth (726,009)380,561
1956Chevrolet (1,567,117)Ford (1,408,478)Meteor (1,408,478)333,190
1955Chevrolet (1,704,667)Ford (1,451,157)Buick (738,814)279,986
1954Ford (1,165,942)Chevrolet (1,143,561)Plymouth (463,148)202,174
1953Chevrolet (1,346,475)Ford (1,247,542)Plymouth (650,451)151,323
1952Chevrolet (818,142)Ford (671,733)Plymouth (396,000)114,348
1951Chevrolet (1,229,986)Ford (1,013,381)Plymouth (611,000)82,399

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