Evaluation: Good older paint with a handful of chips and scratches. Sound but old chrome. Tidy restored engine bay and underbody. Even gaps. Cracks in the steering wheel but mostly very good interior. Restored a while ago to perfectly good standards for a Beetle but, then again, the phrase “for a Beetle” is starting to seem dated given the prices they’ve been bringing lately.
Bottom Line: This car was a $24,000 no-sale here last year. The seller got the hint and, rather than send it on the Mecum tour accumulating fees to chase an extra couple of bids, wisely decided to take this modest but fair offer.