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1952 Volkswagen Beetle Split-Window

Classics  /   /  By Tony Piff

Split-window Bugs are rare, and finding one that’s never been restored is unheard of. This European ’52 reportedly came out of a Belgian museum twelve years ago, which helps explain its unmolested state. The faded blue paint looks great against the dull chrome, and its glass and floor mats are original. In addition to fun and funky trafficators, the car sports quirky add-on rear reflectors and brake lights, per Belgian regulations.

Unlike most cars, Beetles have a reputation for not deteriorating under the stress of long storage, and it sounds like this one left the museum no worse for wear. The seller says, “everything on the car works” and calls it “a pleasure to drive.” Recent service items include a N.O.S. muffler, new correct tires and new battery. Tool roll, jack and English owner’s manual are included, along with the original French owner’s manual and dealer case.

Just 32 1938-1952 Volkswagen Beetles sold on eBay Motors in the past three years, with the best examples averaging $17k, compared with 4,834 later Beetles sold during the same period (and an average high of $10k). See the listing for this one here.

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  1. aaron heard May 18, 2012 at 6:24 pm Reply

    Hello there!

    It does my heart go to see a sister unit state side. I have an original 1949 Split-window with the German Brief (title) here in Texas. Other than the dealership in which the car was sold,
    I’m the second only.

    Call if you have a moment. 210-639-9845
    Aaron

  2. Thomas Mondrogon May 19, 2012 at 8:14 am Reply

    Hi, are you interested in selling???????????

  3. Ken weger May 19, 2012 at 9:25 pm Reply

    Wevhave been searching now for several years to find a split for our Museum!!!!!

    “Small Wonders Micro /Mini Car Museum “

  4. CARLOS MIER May 20, 2012 at 11:52 am Reply

    Me puedes avisar si esta en venta el sedan VW o ando buscando una combi muy viejita en buenas condiciones

    saludos

    Carlos Mier

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