Lot 228 - 1966 Volkswagen Beetle
|Odometer reading||36,987 miles|
|Estimate||£18,000 - £22,000|
|Result||Sold - £20,160|
The Beetle needs little introduction, occupying as it does, a significant position in the minds and hearts of a mobile global audience from as far back as 1938 with over 21 million manufactured. Indeed 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. Part of the cult status is attributed to it being one of a few cars with an air-cooled, horizontally opposed engine design and the consequent ease of repair and modification, instead of the more conventional and technically complex water-cooled engine design.
Presented in the elegant colour combination of Sea Sand, this charming righthand drive 1300cc example was built at the Wolfsberg Factory in Germany in late January 1966. It was then shipped to the UK and registered with its first owner on March 1st, 1966. There have been only two owners of this vehicle which remains in 'as new' condition having covered only 37,000 miles. The history file is comprehensive and, given the unusually low mileage, this Beetle is a something of a rarity.
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