1957 Volkswagen Beetle Type 1 - Motortopia
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Owner: Gary Bell


  • Air-cooled pancake opposed four-cylinder engine
  • Okrasa dual-port cylinder heads
  • Solex 32PBIC carburetors
  • Abarth quad-tip mufflers


  • Semaphore turn signals
  • Euro bumpers
  • Sliding ragtop sunroof
  • Period-correct performance upgrades

Interior: by Sutton Konceptz in Desert Hot Springs, CA

  • Wolfsburg West seat upholstery

1957 Volkswagen Beetle interior image

This stunning 1957 didn’t come together by accident, because Gary Bell drew from the rich Volkswagen history to perfect this model.