1945 Typ 51 Volkswagen Beetle
Volkswagen made 21.5 million Beetles from 1938 to 2003, making it one of the best-selling cars of all time. Balking at a six-figure price for one is understandable until you know the history and then it makes a little more sense. This extremely rare Typ 51 Beetle was imported to Australia for evaluation by the Australian government in 1947 as part of Germany's reparations for WWII. It was built in 1945 while the VW factory was under control of the British, and is three inches higher and has an engine that was made in 1946. Completely restored using the original body panels, the car is painted the original flat black color and is in excellent running condition. Despite the massive production run, this early Beetle is a unique automotive icon.