1953 Volkswagen Beetle Oval Window

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Type: Used
Year: 1953
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Beetle Oval Window
Body: 2 Door Sedan
Engine Size: 1131cc 25hp 4-cylinder
Trans: 4 speed manual
Mileage: 0
VIN: 10571636
Stock: 71636
Ext Color: Beige/Tan
Int Color: Red

West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional and beautifully restored and rust free example of this 1953 Volkswagen Beetle, extremely rare 1st year of the Oval window design.


Lowest production model year of the Oval window Beetle as it was only produced for a few months as a true oval, earlier 1953 models (Zwitters) shared many features with the previous split window models.

It is powered by a 1131cc 25hp 4-cylinder engine with a split-case 4-speed transaxle. Engine correctly adorned with Solex 1-barrel carburetor, strap-over air-filter assembly, 6V system big nut generator, round regulator, and flat-top distributor. 

Engine # 1-691134 lines up perfectly for a Late November build which corresponds to the chassis number of this car #10571636.

It was professionally restored to show quality with stunning details and focus on using correct OEM parts. All glass has 'Sekurit' logo and is optioned with Pop out Quarter windows.

Additional features of this model include Euro bumpers with short guards, semaphore turn signals, heart taillights, rear Hella stop lamp accessory, locking engine cover, rear H-pattern apron with no exhaust cutouts, big-mouth flat-top fuel tank and five two-tone original rims with OEM caps and wide white tires, including spare.

The interior has factory correct seating with Red reproduction upholstery and tan square-weave carpet, correct early oval dash and components, on-and-off ignition switch, push-button start, speedometer, batwing steering wheel, under-dash dome, gauge lamp switch, chrome pull ashtray door, under-dash cigar lighter assembly, accessory dash clock and a Blaupunkt push-button radio. Radio does not currently work but is hooked up with new speaker.

Certainly one of the finest examples available anywhere.

The car must be seen and driven to be fully appreciated - the engine is extremely strong and responsive and sounds absolutely magnificent, the 4 speed transmission shifts smoothly through the gears, it brakes great and the engine temperature always remains cool!


This must be one of the finest existing example's available anywhere of this extraordinarily collectible and highly desirable 1953 Volkswagen Beetle Oval Window 2 Door Sedan - a lovely Arizona state example in rare turn-key ready daily appreciating, daily driving and daily head-turning condition of an all time classic and legendary VW Beetle!

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