READER AD: 1958 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

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  1. Poppy

    Are those ashtray and knob labels on the dash factory or some tongue-in-cheek stickers from the ’60s? “Das Schmoken Dunker” too funny

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    • Fred w

      I remember them well from the JC Whitney catalog!

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    • CCFisher

      Given Volkswagen’s whimsical, self-deprecating marketing of the day, it would not surprise me if they were both tongue-in-cheek AND factory.

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    • Dean

      My Javelin’s said “Ash Receiver”

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    • Art Pauly

      “Der Putter Sparken” is one I always liked.

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  2. Heather Beck

    Hey those cigarette butts have been in there for decades!!!

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    • Sparkbutt

      Maybe those cigarette butts are why there’s an estate sale today?

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  3. Bultaco

    Did VWs have gas gauges in ‘58?

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    • Luki

      58s did not have a gas gauge.
      That is a Dehne accessory aftermarket gas gauge.

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      • Bill the Engineer

        The ’58 had a foot lever on the floor that opened a valve to the reserve tank once you ran out of gas in the main tank (while driving.)

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  4. Bill the Engineer

    My late Dad had a blue ’58 back in the day.

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  5. Cj

    Drop in a Porsche 356 power plant and double the horsepower!

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  6. 38ChevyCoupeGuy

    Wasn’t 57 last year for the oval? ^^ Someone here will surely know.

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    • Lance

      Yes it was.

    • Little Cars

      Karmann convertibles kept the oval a while longer….a lot longer. I don’t think it went away on Cabriolets until the mid-60’s. Probably had everything to do with the way those tops were assembled… like Carson custom tops of the day for us ‘Muricans.

  7. Bob McK Member

    This will be worth a lot restored.

  8. DAVID6

    😲I HAD 53 1 OWNER, RUNNING, I GAVE
    $35,00 FOR IN 1966, BODY PERFECT
    EVAN THE SYMAPHORS? WORKED
    28 hp, I DROVE FROM LAWNDALE
    CA. 2 POMONA 4 1 YR. GOING UP
    KELLOGG HILL BYE THE TIME I GOT
    2 TOP, PEDAL 2 THE METAL 25mph
    DOWN THE BACK SIDE, TWISTED
    SPEEDO CABLE, NEVER FIXED THAT
    DROVE THE PISS OUT OF IT 4 THREE
    YRS, TRADED IT RUNNING 4 A 750
    HONDA, BAD MISTAKE, TICKET’S 120
    mph ON THE 10

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