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Volkswagen - Kafer - 1949

Lot reference 30556459

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Can be picked up in: Italy - with Italian registration - 3000 km - 3 - In good condition, visibile signs of wear and general age

Brand: Volkswagen (More lots)
Model Type: Kafer
Year: 1949
Located in: Italy
Body style: Sedan (More lots)
Mileage: 3000 km
Registration papers: with Italian registration
Condition: 3 - In good condition, visibile signs of wear and general age
Transmission: Manual
Fuel: Petrol
Colour: Lilac
Horse Power: 30
Cubic capacity: 1272

Volkswagen Beetle from 1949, a rarity both for its year and for its history, with rebuilt engine, it just covered 3000 km, overhauled brakes in good condition, not restored (paint polishing with touch ups in places) but preserved (all parts and accessories are original, except for the luggage rack and wheel cups) and with some small change in style.

Car deliberately left in its ‘originality’ because it has a lot of history, something very rare for such a car. It travelled around the world and then settled in Africa for several years (where it was a car for safari tourism, for this reason it has a mechanism that was used on Volkswagen war cars, see 1938 Kubelvagen). Then it went back to Germany, Berlin, in photos you can see some pages of its ‘travel journal’ history starting from Germany, travelling all over Europe, then arriving in Ethiopia, and finally in Italy, everything specified in its history. Also, it has an internal Zenith clock from the A. Cairelli factory in Rome, which was produced for the Air Force around 1941 (as you can see from the picture) and was used on the control panels of the Italian fighter and bomber aircraft of the Royal Air Force.

Perfectly working car in all its parts.
A.S.I. registration pending.

It needs to be registered.
With documents from the German DMV and invoice with all costs paid; it can be registered anywhere.
We advise you to check with a car registration agency specialising in the registration of vintage cars with foreign documents, in order to avoid registration problems in your country. The seller and Catawiki are not responsible for any bureaucratic problems regarding registration. All administrative and economic duties are the responsibility of the buyer.


Pick up on site is preferred.
Worldwide shipping upon agreement is available, all costs shall be borne by the buyer.

It Alberto1212  

Catawiki member since March 20, 2016, received 4 reviews in total (1 in last 12 months)

  • Rápidez en el envío, bien embalado, lote de acuerdo con las descripciones y fotografías. Comprador satisfecho. Top Seller

    JB1500 November 15, 2019

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