1951 VW Devin 1957 race Car

1951 volkswagen deluxe race for sale in Tucson, Arizona, United States

Item location: Tucson, Arizona, United States
Make: volkswagen
Model: deluxe
SubModel: convertable
Type: Convertible
Trim: race
Year: 1951
VIN: 1-0194 639
Color: raw fiberglass
Engine size: 4 cylinder
Number of cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: none
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for volkswagen deluxe 1951

This Devin is believed to be an early prototype built on a Volkswagen pan and equipped with a VW 1,100cc flat-four and 4-speed manual transaxle. This example was acquired by the seller approximately four years ago and is titled as a 1951 Volkswagen Deluxe. The car has been sitting for some time, and included photographs in the gallery capture the overall condition. This non-running Devin project is now offered for sale at no reserve on a bill of sale in Tucson, Arizona with literature and registration documents from the 1950s and '60s.
Founded by former racing driver Bill Devin, Devin Enterprises was primarily known for its fiberglass body-kit conversions that were manufactured from 1955 to 1964. This example is reportedly an early prototype built on a Volkswagen chassis that accordingto below chart from the Samba was built in 1950. Deluxewhich had hydraulicbrakes I was told
Apr1-0162 4481-0196 053174 872171 274170 759111 331
The interior has been stripped with the exception of a pair of seat frames, a steering wheel, and a shiftierfor the 4-speed manual trans-axle. Photos show the floors, tubular steel framework, and transmission tunnel.The rear-mounted 1,100cc flat-four and 4-speed manual trans axlewere reportedly sourced from a 1956 Volkswagen. It is unknown how recently the vehicle was operational.Documentation includes a bill of sale from 1959 and an Illinois ID card from 1968, both in the name of a man who reportedly recounted his ownership of the car in a 2011 email that can be viewed at Redline service web site. Also included in the sale and shown in the gallery below are three 1958 issues ofSports Cars Illustratedthat feature a three-part series on how to install a Devin body on a Volkswagen Beetle chassis.

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