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This pristine Volkswagen Beetle can be yours – for $1,000,000

This pristine Volkswagen Beetle can be yours – for $1,000,000

By 05-10-2018

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A very special Volkswagen Beetle is for sale in America – with an equally special $1,000,000 price tag to match.

The Oregon-based seller of this 1964 example of the iconic German machine says it has covered just 23 miles and claims ‘this may be the most original Beetle on the planet’.

It was bought by car collector Rudy Zvarich in Washington in 1964 as a back-up to a 1957 example he already owned, although this black example was never used. Zvarich died in 2014 at the age of 87 and his vehicle collection – including the Beetle – became his nephew’s property.

This ‘time capsule’ has its original “Leatherette Red” interior that looks as fresh as the day it was made, while the hubcaps, sole wing mirror and windscreen wipers never fitted to the car come in from-dealership boxes. It’s even offered with the original and unused battery supplied with the car – Zvarich drove the Beetle away and into storage using his own battery.

Front view of pristine 1964 Beetle

The Volkswagen Beetle is no rare car, having been in production in its original form from 1938 up to 2003, but this particular example may well be the most pristine available today, so don’t be surprised to see that asking price of $1,000,000 (circa £766,000) met.

Volkswagen announced last month that production of the Beetle would end in July 2019 with no successor. It hasn’t ruled out a return, though. Hinrich Woebcken, chief executive of Volkswagen Group of America, said:

“I would say ‘never say never.’”
 

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