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Unrestored 1956 Volkswagen Type 1, From the John Moir “Alphabet Collection,” Heads to Auction

Posted September 29, 2014 10:00 AM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: Beetle classic auto Type 1 VW

John Moir has been described as a "towering figure in the AACA world," but the amiable New Hampshire collector is perhaps best known for his assemblage of automobiles representing each letter in the alphabet. Most are in pristine condition, but one model, a 1956 Volkswagen Type 1, is in a clear state of disrepair, covered in decades of barn dirt. When the John Moir collection crosses the stage next month in Hershey, Pennsylvania, other automobiles from his inventory will have greater historical significance (and higher selling prices), but few will have the sentimental value of the tired VW Beetle.

See this ancient beetle on Hemmings Daily.

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10/01/2014 12:32 PM

I had the split rear window and semaphore turn signals. no fuel gauge but a reserve valve to get you to the nearest gas station.

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