Classic Beetle from Daniel Schmitt & Co.


The Beetle, officially known as the Volkswagen Type 1, was originally constructed to be the German transportation for the masses vehicle, the same way Ford’s Model T was for America in the early 20th century. Designed by Ferdinand Porsche, the “Volks-wagen” or “People’s Car” had to meet four requirements laid out by the German Government: to be fuel efficient, carry two adults and two children comfortably, be capable of reaching 60mph and feature an air-cooled rear engine. Porsche and his staff tried various combinations with the aerodynamic “beetle” shape and ultimately it was the designated Type 38, with split rear windows that became the Type 60 or “KdF-Wagen” (translated as the “Strength through Joy Car”).

After World War II the now British-controlled VW Factory was rebuilt and the model slowly entered mass production. The Type 1’s unconventional appeal in the traditional large car market of the United States eventually brought in strong sales figures and resulted in Volkswagen producing more Beetle derivatives, such as the Type 2 Microbus, Karmann Ghia, the Thing and the Type 3 platform of air-cooled flat-4 engine vehicles. Eventually the sales trend of the imported Volkswagens caught the eye of American Auto Makers and resulted in the “Big Three” producing their own compact cars. This would do little to change the fact that the American Public had become smitten by the “Bug.”

1968 was the first model year that the Beetle received what many Volkswagen historians refer to as a facelift. New features were evident everywhere from new steel bumper design, to modern headlights and a more refined interior. Being more of a transitional model year, the 1968 Beetle boasts several one-year-only features such as a uniquely styled speedometer and specifically styled seats. This was the first time beetle seats featured a headrest. The longevity of the Beetle and the uniqueness of the 1968 model ensured the desirability of this marque for years to come.

See more of this stunning 1968 VW Beetle for sale from Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery St. Louis.


Who is Daniel Schmitt & Co.?

A family tradition for over 50 years selling the world’s finest classic cars, Daniel Schmitt & Co. provides sophisticated collectors, investors and enthusiasts throughout the world with high quality classic motorcars. We are one of the most trusted marketplaces for classic and collector vehicles and we are proud to say that we have 100% favorable reviews as an eBay classic car seller.
In our 
classic car inventory, you can find some of the most sought-after models of classic Cadillac, Packard, Auburn, Chrysler, Excalibur, Ford, Pontiac and more, under American Miscellaneous. We sell vintage Volkswagen, Alfa Romeo, Austin-Healey, Intermeccanica and more, under Import Miscellaneous. We also offer investment grade Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Rolls-Royce motorcars, Porsche, Maserati and other prestigious marques!
Are you thinking about 
selling your classic or collector car? We offer the highest cash prices in the industry and can arrange convenient pick-up anywhere in the continental United States.
At Daniel Schmitt & Co. we know that discovering your dream luxury car at an attractive price is enticing, therefore we also offer you 
Classic Car Financing. Fill out the form online or give us a call. We will be happy to help you!
Our classic car gallery is located in historic St. Louis, Missouri, just minutes away from the Lambert International Airport, with a dealership spanning on an elegant 4-acre campus, boasting two recently renovated, luxurious showrooms, a state-of-the-art service department and a world-class restoration facility.
We have been one of the most reliable classic and luxury car galleries for over 50 years and an A+ Better Business Bureau accredited business since 2005. Our goal is to provide you with exemplary customer service and to ensure that your purchase is completed as efficiently and in as timely a manner as possible.

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