Germany is a country with a great love of the automobile. When many people think of the Volkswagen Beetle, they think of the flower power generation, of bright groovy colors, and the 1960’s, but the basic design dates back to the 1930’s. If you consider Doctor Ferdinand Porsche was inspired by other manufacturers of rear engine rear wheel drive cars of that time, then we begin to fathom the deep history behind people’s car.
This early example of the Beetle shows the humble beginnings Volkswagen truly had at the end of WWII. For some people this would be THE Beetle to own due to its age and wonderful condition.
There is really nothing quite like a good split Beetle.
The reactions you get with a split are so much stronger than that of any other model, it is truly the icon that started it all, and the simplicity and beauty of the design is a major reason that these are highly sought after.
The rarity factor as well is a big part of it…the older cars were built in far smaller numbers than during the later years.
This example is about as iconic as you can get… a 52 Deluxe with the crotch cooler vents. The crotch coolers are a short production item, from 51-2 and on Deluxe models.
They work quite well actually too…getting a little breeze in the lower part of the interior on a hot day is nice!
This car was tastefully restored in Finland a few years back with a great eye for detail, it is an extremely clean car inside and out.
The interior is very nice on this car as well, beautiful colours. You only have to look at the photos to see the detail that has gone into this car.
Such a great looking Volkswagen Beetle 1952 Deluxe Split Screen!
The “Popes Nose” license plate light, the small glass taillights and the grooved chrome bumpers.
Nice fit and finish to the car overall, paint looks great, body is nice and smooth.
Grooved semaphores are functional.
Wheels are the correct 16″ steel wheels with excellent bias ply tires.
These 16″ wheels are really tough to find these days and are getting quite expensive…
finding a split with them on it is a big bonus, may have been swapped over the years to 15″ wheels as tires are much easier and cheaper to find than the 16’s
Under the front hood is clean and tidy just like the rest of the car, it is housing the correct flat fuel tank with the large diameter fuel cap.
The engine room is no exception and looks very clean and proper, engine has the correct early carburetor and seamed fan shroud. The cyclone air cleaner is also era correct as is the flat top distributor cap.
The underneath is very clean and looks like new.
Everything works on this car as it should, it is also very enjoyable to drive.
Please have a look at the many detailed photos in the link below, if you require anymore just let me know.
This Volkswagen Beetle 1952 Deluxe Split Screen is in Finland and can be shipped worldwide, please ask for a price.
Please know that I will help you in every way possible with the purchase. I have good contacts for shipping the vehicle all over the world. If you would like to come and view the vehicle before purchasing that would be great but if it isn’t possible to come and view I will do my best to give you as much information and as many photos as you require. I myself buy a lot from foreign countries so I know exactly the situation you are in.