“Build-A-BuG” Vintage 1958 Beetle Sedan Body off Restoration

Added January 9, 2014 by Chris Vallone

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Who wants to sign onto this “Build-A-BuG” project?  This car has gone through a complete body off painted restoration.   All new floor pans, heater channels, wheel wells, front nose clip, and much more was needed (metal wise) on this car, but you would never know it.  My painter Benny did a SICK job of welding this ’58 beetle Sedan back to show quality condition.

All we have to do, is put her together.  We are looking for the next person to sign onto this car and be the next show piece from our shop.  This car would move much faster for you in our lineup since all the heavy metal work is done.  We have a period correct 1958 36hp motor ready to go into this car.  You pick the cosmetic details like interior, tires, chrome, garnishings, etc.  She is waiting for you! =o)  Car was painted an original VW color from the late 50s called Atlas Blue, it is awesome.

Take a LOOK at the SlideShow GALLERY HERE.

This will give you an idea of the extensive work that went into this car.

Benny knows Metal Work!  He did an incredible job of bringing this car back to life, so glad he is the guy painting our bugs.

If anyone would like to chat about this car or if you are interested to jump on board, please call 845.290.9900


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9 comments
KevinKrieger
KevinKrieger

that is an absolutely beautiful car

I am at the painting stage of my restoration and would love to know the paint code and name of that '58 beetle is its not to much trouble

thanks

Kevin

Jorge1959
Jorge1959

I have a 59 Bug with a 36 hp engine with a ten years restoration.  It`s my pride and joy!  However, I would like to go back in time with an oval or split window.  Do you have any available at this time?  Also, I would like to know what is the outstanding balance on the 58 Atlas Blue ( Bennys Bug).  If is reasonable, I would like to pick up the tab and continue with the restoration.  I know it all depend on the exterior and interior details.  I like to keep it period correct!  No modifications.   Thanks for all the beautiful work and for the passion to classic VWs.


Jorge


Drbagginz
Drbagginz

I have a 58 project I just started. I noticed the VIN#'s on the body and front end match; however, the motor seems to be from a different year. I am wondering if my motor might still be original to the bug if the numbers are 1 year off. I am having a hard time accepting it's not the original motor because the car is so straight. Is there someone who can steer me in the right direction with this? Motor VIN# is 3245019 and the body VIN# is 1985282

Rod_j_c
Rod_j_c

Hello I'm Juan from Cali.

I'm in the hunt for a project beetle, as I was doing research for thise new project I came across your web pg.

I like your work and now I'm thinking on getting something completed and high quality.

My question is how much I'm looking to spend (out the door all fees included) for one of your amazing BEETLES.

classicvwbugs
classicvwbugs moderator

@Jorge1959 We have an oval 1954 Project that you can sign onto, or we also have that 1955 Oval UltraMaroon VW for sale right now that is all done ready to go. You can see that in my "Bugs 4 Sale Section."  Benny's bug would be about a 45k restoration, it was a complete body off rotisserie resto, it is a museum piece.  Call me and we can discuss options.  Also have a 1956 Black Oval bug with red interior for sale too.


Let me know,


Chris

classicvwbugs
classicvwbugs moderator

@Drbagginz It is a period correct motor in there, just that the motor is a 1960 motor and the car is a 1958. 

classicvwbugs
classicvwbugs moderator

@Rod_j_c Hey Juan, all depends what year and model you want.  Museum Level or Driver? 

Drbagginz
Drbagginz

Oh good to know. Sounds like it would be a lot of work to find a correct block to bring it to a 1958 year. This is something that might bug me in the future Ty for the info sir.