1950 VW Deluxe Splitscreen Beetle

1950 VW Deluxe Splitscreen Beetle

For Sale 1950 VW Deluxe Splitscreen Beetle

Buy Classic Volks – Volkswagen Deluxe Split Window Beetle for sale West Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Year construction 1950, black color on Excellent condition. Volksworld March 2010 Cover Car, Multiple Show Winner, Volksworld, VW Northwest (best resto cal; 2010, 20112, best cal look and best paint), VW Festival (top 10 placing 2009, 2013), Northern Classic (best engine, best in show, best beetle 2011, best in show, best beetle 2013). These are the only shows its ever entered.

“As Good as it Gets. World Class 1950 Resto Cal Beetle” – not my words but those of Mike Pye from Volksworld when he wrote the article for Volksworld Magazine

Volkswagen Type 1
Year 1950
Type Type 1
Model Beetle Deluxe Split Screen
Color Black
Engine 1914cc
Made in Germany
Condition Excellent


This is simply one of the best, if not the best Resto Cal Splitscreen Beetle around

Originally bought by Keith Seume (ex Volksworld editor) and then sold to Andy Parrott (builder of “trophy trap” in 80’s) in 1995, who undertook the most extensive restoration of the body you could imagine. All repair panels were either, NOS, supplied by WolfParts or manufactured to factory specification. All welds are mm perfect to factory standards.

I bought the car from Andy in 2007 and continued his work. Purchasing at the same time, a large quantity of NOS parts and as new parts to complete the work.

Work was entrusted to 2 well known UK restoration companies, Java and VDub Bodyshop who completed the restoration over 18 months. A link with pictures will be updated shortly which will show pre, during and more of it post restoration

The build was no expense spared, for example.
Interior and ragtop fabric from Himmel Service (Germany)
1914cc engine from Jason Luffer (VW Paradise)
Luggage from VW Museum
Porsche pre 356a steering wheel (restored)
Original Porsche Fuchs (detailed)
Wiring Loom (Zarwerks)
Rear Pop outs – Smooth (split only) (Split Parts Unlimited – Argentina)

Overview of Restoration:
Body, pan, doors, boot lid, wings and engine lid all acid stripped and zinc ecoated
Stainless nuts and bolts used throughout
3 fold roof grafted and leaded in from a ’51 split. Not filled or bondo)
NOS – rear wings, passenger door, bumpers & overriders, fuel tank, clock and speedo pods, headlight lenses with correct VW logo, ribbed trim, including long bonnet trim, plus many small parts
Original Speedo and clock. Speedo was restored and reset to 0 miles. Clock and speedo retain their original faces – nice patina Wheels – Original Porsche Fuchs 4.5 x 15″ front, 6 x 15″ rears. Pirelli P6 tyres; front, and Firestones; Rear
Custom 4″ narrowed beam with adjustable koni shocks all round.
Brakes are machine 7 cross drilled disks and callipers at the front, 1966 beetle drums and spacers for Fuchs at the rear
Professionally converted to RHD taking advantage of the original pressings in the body shell.
Engine & Gearbox
1914cc (built by Jason Luffer VW Paradise). AS-41 case, full flowed with counterweighted 69mm polished crank, Eagle 110 cam, Stock, balanced rods, web racing lifters, Scat 1:25 rockers, chromly pushrods, 040 DP heads, CB Performance 1.5qt deep sump and external cooler, dual twin dellortos.
Custom gearbox from KCR, super beetle main shaft, hardened keys, aluminium side plate, new steel shift forks, new pinion and diff bearingsm chromoly pinion retainer, new super diff Ceramic muffler and header

I’m sure I will have missed something

You may think the asking price for this car is high, but consider how few of these gems are left and how much it would cost you to source all these parts and and then have it built professionally

If the asking price is paid, then will include:
4 date stamped 16″ wheels
Passenger door original to car (needs small repair to hinge)
Matching numbers crash gearbox and axles
Front and rear brakes drums and shoes

Open to a deal without the current engine, gearbox, axles and hubs and discs

This is the best Resto Cal Look Beetle available, don’t miss this opportunity. If you want to take it back to original, it could be simply done.

Happy to help with shipping from Hull (UK) to any where in the world at buyers expense. Vehicle will only be shipped once funds are clear in my bank account

Any inspection welcome. It really is as good as it looks in the pictures. It is always garaged and kept in a Carcoon bubble (www.carcoon.com)

All paperwork is in place to confirm that I have the title to the bug along which also confirms the numbers match to the body, body tag and floor plan

My only reason for selling is I have just bought a 23 window samba for restoration and whilst having the Samba and this would be the perfect garage, I can’t justify having both

I have loads of pictures from before right through the restoration for genuine buyers