1952 Hebmueller Beetle

 

Our Solid Cherry writing desk in the eaxct profile of the 1952 Hebmueller Beetle.

 

About the car: the Volkswagen Hebmueller Type 14A Cabriolet is ultra-rare—one of just 696 produced in model years 1949 through 1953. In January of 1949, Heinz Nordoff was appointed Managing Director of Volkswagen. One of his first directives was to have Cabriolet versions of the Volkswagen Beetle constructed for production consideration. Hebmüller was assigned the task of building a two-seater “Roadster” version:  Hebmüller was a small coachbuilding firm located in Wuppertal, Germany. They commenced immediately with developing a 2+2 Roadster Cabriolet with two front bucket seats and an occasional fold down/fold up seat in the rear compartment. However, the body was modified with an elongated rear deck lid—mimicking the shape to the front deck lid (however not interchangeable)and had a reshaped rear cowl with cooling air vents.

 

Sadly, in the aftermath of a factory fire, production ceased in 1953. Today, surviving originals fetch well into six figures.

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