The Million Dollar Beetle
1964 Volkswagen Beetle

Volkswagen announced recently that they will end production of the Beetle in 2019, 80 years after its birth. The iconic car was set to be a small and affordable car, but a vintage 1964 is listed on sale for US$ 1,000,000.

The seller claims it could be “the most original Beetle on the planet.”  Brought brand new in 1964 by Rudy Zvarich as a backup to his 1957 Beetle, this black Beetle was never put into service. It ran for only 22 miles before it was left undisturbed inside the garage from 1966 to 2016, with all the fluids drained and a sheet covering it to keep it away from the dust. Zvarich passed away and his nephew inherited it in 2014.

The odometer only clicked over from 22 miles to 23 only when it was pulled out of storage. The car was brought up to running condition carefully without ruining its originality. The overall condition of the Beetle now is still not far from when it left the factory 50 odd years ago. For example, the windshield wipers and hubcaps have yet to be attached to car and still in their original packages; the exterior has never been washed so it looks a bit dusty; the red interior and the dealer window sticker are still how them were in 1964. Check out the listing on Hemmings to view this million dollar bug.

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