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Karl's 1955 Oval

I bought the Beetle when he was almost completely restored. It's an Oval window born in the summer of 1955. The car was sleeping in an shelter from 1973 until 2002. The previous owner bought the car in 1999 and restored him to personal style over 2-3 years.

The whole car was 'stripped' and had a professional painting. The engine is built by Leo de rijck, it's a Type 4 2000cc Bus-engine. The whole engine was revised and a few options were added. Porsche cooling systems, Weber 40 IDF carb's, Bas exhaust, etc. The engine was built up to 136 HP. I've added new rocker shafts,new rocker arms, and new Remmele valve covers. A bigger clutch was also needed. With a Type 4 engine it was advised to mount a IRS transmission from a 1303 Beetle.

Brake system is from a Porsche 911, as are the Porsche Fuch wheels. 15'' X 8.5'' in the back and in the 7" wide in the front. The interior was replaced with Sparco seats and steering wheel. Auto-meter equipment was installed to read the engine oil temp, oil pressure and RPM. A Gene Berg shifter gears the Bug up and down !

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