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Volkswagen Typ 1 Split-window Export — 1951

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for VW fans to purchase one of Europe's finest untouched split beetles. A one-of-a-kind original car with a guaranteed mileage of only 77,000 kilometers. Everything is in excellent condition.

Johan Ålander
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"The export model was the most expensive model available. Original black paint on this one. The interior is in excellent condition and when you drive it feels brand new."

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Johan Ålander
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"The export model was the most expensive model available. Original black paint on this one. The interior is in excellent condition and when you drive it feels brand new."

Description

Until 1997, this Volkswagen was the absolute jewel car of the VAG dealer in Vetlanda, and then one of the finest cars at the VW Museum in Pålsboda. Original, unmolested car in excellent condition with original paint and upholstery. Only produced on special anniversaries and saved by the VAG dealer in Vetlanda. On February 14, 1951, this early Type 1 was delivered brand new to Björnlunda. Upholstery, headliner, and carpets have all held up remarkably well over time.
This is a Swedish-sold car, which means it has more chrome "Export model". After chafing from the roof rack, the cellulose paint is still original, but with some improvements. With only minor wear on the driver's seat, the original interior is in excellent condition. The rubber on the steps has cracks in it. Three owners and 1-0279882 is the engine number. The car was built in the autumn of 1950 and put into service in February 1951, according to the chassis number. There is documentation available. When the other VW cars at the VW Museum in Pålsboda were sold in 2019, the owners saved some of the best. After all, they've decided to sell it.

Technical data

  • Year
    1951/1951 
  • Registration date
    1951-02-01 
  • Mileage
    77610 km 
  • Registration Number
    LYE102 
  • Chassis Number
    10231545 
  • Kw / hp
    18 / 24 
  • Fuel Type
    Petrol 
  • Transmission
    Manual 
  • Interior finish
    Textile 
  • Colour
    Black 

Condition

  • Mechanical condition:

    It starts easily and runs smoothly. The inspection/MOT was recently completed with no issues or remarks.

  • Interior condition:

    Fabric upholstery, headliner, and carpets are all completely original and beautifully well-preserved.

  • Exterior condition:

    Nice paintwork with some paint improvements. In some places, the paint is a little thin. Roof rack marks on the edges of the roof.

  • General condition:

    One of the best early bubbles we've ever seen. Incomparable in every way.

MOT (tech. insp.)

Fordonsstatus: Avst 1983-05-18 (Förreg)
Ursprungsbesiktning: 2019-06-04 (regbes)
Datum i trafik första gången: 1950-01-01
Senast godkända besiktning: 2019-06-04
Besiktigad tom: -
Skattebefriad: Ja
Körförbud: Nej
Antal ägare: 4

Facts about the model

Från mitten av 1949 byggdes två versioner av Folkvagn. Standard och Export. Den enklare versionen som främst var avsedd för hemmamarknaden levererades bara i pärlgått och svart. Till Sverige togs dock den lyxigare exportmodellen in, som även såldes i bordeauxrött, svart, brunt och grönt. Exportmodellen hade dessutom kromade stötfångare, navkapslar, lyktsargar och dörrhandtag. Förutom mer krom och trevligare färger hade Export mer påkostad inredning.
Efter några år hade Volkswagen fått ordning på produktionen och materialförsörjningen, och redan i mars 1950 lämnade bil nummer 100 000 bandet på Volkswagenwerk. Med fler bilar att tillgå och kraftigt utbyggt återförsäljarnät sköt även den svenska försäljningen i höjden. Under året såldes hela 8 252 bilar. Samtidigt började fabriken i Wolfsburg bli känd för driftsäkra och prisvärda bilar.

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