Lot 316 - 1971 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

Lot 316 - 1971 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

Lot 316 - 1971 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

Lot Number 316
Registration FVG45J
Chassis Number 1512860314
Engine Number AB636334
Odometer reading 76,514 km
Estimate £10,000 - £12,000
Result Sold - £9,184

The Volkswagen Beetle or 'Bug', was produced from 1938 until 2003. With over 21 million manufactured in an air-cooled, rear-engined, rear-wheel drive configuration, the Beetle is the longest-running and most-manufactured car of a single design platform anywhere in the world. During the 1950's, the car was modified progressively; the obvious visual changes mostly concerned the rear windows. In March 1953, the small oval two-piece rear window was replaced by a slightly larger single-piece window. More dramatically, in August 1957, a much larger full width rear window replaced the oval one. Towards the end of 1964, the height of the side windows and windscreen grew slightly, giving the cabin a less pinched look; this coincided with the introduction of a very slightly curved ('panoramic') windscreen, although the curve was barely noticeable. The original flat-four boxer design had fewer than 200 moving parts and has made numerous appearances in Hollywood films, most notably Disney's 'The Love Bug' comedy series from 1968 to 2005, starring as a pearl-white, 1963 Beetle-racing number 53, 'Herbie'.

This lefthand drive Beetle convertible was first registered in Germany and was imported into the UK in 1985. The original German service book is included with the documents. The current vendor has been the custodian of this delightful machine since May 2006 and has enjoyed her immensely, completing a number of long summer excursions. Finished in green with two-tone interior and a black hood, this Volkswagen is supplied with a good history file, V5 registration document and a current MoT test certificate. We are advised FVG 45J drives with no known faults and with summer just around the corner, this is an opportunity to purchase an extremely pretty classic in good order throughout.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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