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Volkswagen Typ 1 "Split Window/Zwitter" — 1953

This car has had the same owner up until 1964 and is one of the most unusual VW bubble models. Zwitter is the German word for hybrid and below you can read why the model is called so.

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"The car has only been driven a guaranteed 73,000 km and is in very good working condition. Non-renovated that’s has an older repaint. Everything is original except the floor mats. No rust and nice to drive."

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"The car has only been driven a guaranteed 73,000 km and is in very good working condition. Non-renovated that’s has an older repaint. Everything is original except the floor mats. No rust and nice to drive."


This car was bought by the current owner in the mid-sixties and has lived its life in the area around Tingsryd. The car was garaged after 12 years of service. The owner left the car be garaged for a few years but started it up at regular intervals. In 1983 he took it out and serviced it and registered it again then it had only been driven 60,000km. The car also got a new paint in its original color, dark mocha brown and fitted with new carpets. The upholstery is original and is in an unusually good condition. The body and underbody, is also in rare good condition, with all the details intact and straight and nice body panels, correct features and more. We would like to say that the car is in almost uniquely nice collector's condition.

Technical data

  • Year
  • Registration date
  • Mileage
    73100 km 
  • Kw / hp
    18 / 25 
  • Fuel Type
  • Transmission
  • Interior finish
  • Colour


  • Mechanical condition:

    Runs as it should, starts easily and nicely switching gears. It feels like the car has only gone 70,000 km

  • Interior condition:

    Unusually nice and original upholstery, Carpets changed to a version that deviates from the original. (Original mats are available for purchase nowadays).

  • Exterior condition:

    Nice and complete, no rust but some small scratches and paint chips on engine door and front wing are found. A polishing would make the car great.

  • General condition:

    It’s in a great collector's condition. With a polishing and new carpet in original design and you will have a car in top condition.

MOT (tech. insp.)

Fordonsstatus: Avst 2018-11-30
Ursprungsbesiktning: 1984-07-09 (regbes)
Datum i trafik första gången: 1988-05-27
Senast godkända besiktning: 2017-05-08
Besiktigad tom: Besiktningsbefriad
Årsskatt: Skattebefriad
Antal ägare: 1

Facts about the model

Zwitter är tyska för hybrid. Modellen kallas så för den är en underbar blandning av gammalt och nytt. Det är en mellanmodell som bara byggdes under ett knappt halvår, från hösten 1952 till våren 1953. Modellen har mycket nytt som exempelvis den nya instrumentbrädan som förknippas med oval-modellerna, likaså de nya stötfångarna som fick hänga med ända till 1967. Nya baklampor, nya säten osv. Den har dock det gamla utseendet med delad bakruta, men nu i moderniserat utförande med en kromad dekorlist runt glasrutorna.
Denna blandning av nya detaljer där det mesta är ändrat till oval-utförande, men den gamla delade bakrutan hänger kvar har förbryllat många. Varför gjorde VW så, för några månaders produktion? Detta gör modell-utförandet till ett hett samlarobjekt och en av de mest intressanta bilarna i en samling. (En sådan här modell saknades exempelvis i den fina samlingen i VW muséet i Pålsboda).

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