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1952 | VW Beetle (Zwitter)

After 26 years spent chasing this rare beauty and offering to buy this Zwitter, Mr. R finally caught it. A hardware engineer working for a tech giant, he wasn’t fully aware of exactly what he had until he had it – though he did realize the fenders it came with were 1968’s. Purists, you may want to shield your eyes for the duration of this build. It’s going to be customized within an inch of its life. But don’t worry, while we’re going to drop it low, we’ve saved the original chassis for the client. Should he ever decide to sell her (yeah, right), he can offer up the numbers-matching chassis to go with it.

Oh, and he’s planning to drive the living daylights out of this ride.

The juicy details:

  • CoolRydes Customs Suspension
  • LED lights
  • Kustom wiring harness
  • 3-spoke steering wheel (produced from 1948-1945)
  • Semaphore turn signals
  • Crotch cooler vents
  • 3-fold ragtop
  • 2-tone kustom paint
  • Aussie trim

And what is a Zwitter?

This 1952 VW Beetle Zwitter is undergoing a full restoration.
Everything about it is custom-built to knock our client's socks off.

Spook specially designed the speaker box as a one-off we've never seen before. He took an antique 7-Up cooler and restored and transformed it into the perfect hideaway for the Zwitter's speakers. While there's so much on this car that flies under the radar, when you see it, you see it. From semaphores to crotch coolers, adding a ragtop and countless unique modifications, this is the car that gives purists nightmares and makes passerby gawk. And the interior? Words cannot describe how gorgeous it will be when it's finished.

The client waited 26 years to get his hands on this Zwitter. We wish him many decades of pleasure and pride in driving it wherever he wishes. His patience paid off.


Not every Dub is “worth” saving, just because it’s not always economically feasible to replace all the rusty bits. But this one? A 1952 VW Beetle Zwitter? A no-brainer. Kept under a tarp for decades, home to feral cats, and stalked by our client (who didn’t really know what he was looking at – he just loved it), this rare Beetle is finally getting the restoration of a lifetime.

This “Zwitter” (German for hermaphrodite) is an extremely low production Beetle bearing the distinctive combination of a split back window plus an Oval’s dash. Sarah also has semaphore turn signals, which we think are freaking kool.
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