Lot 349 - 1963 Volkswagen Beetle 1500
|Odometer reading||16,909 miles|
|Estimate||£5,000 - £6,500|
|Result||Sold - £5,600|
The Volkswagen Beetle 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. 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. 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 fine-looking example is presented today in blue/green with a contrasting white leather (ette) interior. The paintwork appears refreshed and the seats and door cards have been restored to a good condition throughout. It benefits from a 1500cc engine which ran well on our test drive. Accompanying this charming example is a full one year MoT test certificate and small history file.
Previous lotLot 348 - 1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SL Roadster
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