Lot 220 - 1964 Volkswagen Beetle
|Odometer reading||86,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £7,952|
The Volkswagen Beetle was produced from 1938 until 2003. With over 21 million manufactured in an air-cooled, rear-engine and rearwheel drive configuration, it is the longest-running and most manufactured car of a single design platform anywhere in the world. During the 1950's, it was modified progressively; the most obvious visual changes being the rear windows. Towards the end of 1964, the height of the side windows and windscreen grew slightly giving the cabin a less pinched look which coincided with the introduction of a very slightly curved 'panoramic' windscreen. The same body appeared throughout 1966 with a 1300cc engine in place of the 1200cc engine; it was only in the 1973 model Super Beetle that it displayed an obviously curved windscreen. It has been regarded as something of a 'cult' car since its 1960's association with the hippie movement and surf culture.
This desirable teardrop rear window 1964 Beetle is presented in light blue with re-trimmed cream interior complimented by new carpets and offset rear wheels. Having been subject to an older restoration before recently being re-commissioned and refreshed, hence its fabulous condition today, this Volkswagen is offered with a valid MoT test certificate valid until September 2015, V5C Registration document, receipts and documentation from the recent paint and interior work coupled with recent service papers. This motor car really looks the part and would be a great addition to anyone with thoughts of summer motoring in 2015!
Guide Pride; £6,000 - £8,000
Previous lotLot 219 - 1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SL Roadster
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