Lot 233 - 2004 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet Custom
|Estimate||£9,000 - £12,000|
|Result||Sold - £14,560|
Released at the 1994 North American International Auto Show, Volkswagen unveiled the new Beetle as the Concept One, a retro-themed concept car with a resemblance to the original Volkswagen Beetle. Strong public reaction to the Concept convinced Volkswagen that it should develop a production version and the New Beetle was introduced in 1997. Carrying many design similarities with the original VW Beetle, separate wings, vestigial running boards, sloping headlamps and large round tail lights, as well as a high rounded roofline, the New Beetle however had its engine in the front driving the front wheels with luggage storage in the rear.
This 1.6 Litre, 2004 custom Beetle is truly a one off motorcar built from new at an astonishing cost of over £25,000 on top of the original VW price tag. Offered in metallic blue with cream leather interior, suede dash and a DVD stereo system including rear head rest screens to the inside and with a full wide bodied kit with deep dish alloy wheels to the exterior, this convertible also has adjustable air suspension to enable the driver to be as low to the ground when at shows or parked, but raise to a comfortable height to avoid any damage by sleeping policemen. As is custom with these modified VW's the door handles have been removed or 'shaved' which in conjunction with the full category one alarm, enables the owner to raise and lower every window from the key fob and gain access. Offered to sale very reasonably given the care and attention paid to this car, why not be the pride of any VW owners meet.
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