Lot 319 - 1978 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible *WITHDRAWN*

Lot 319 - 1978 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible *WITHDRAWN*

Lot 319 - 1978 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible *WITHDRAWN*

Lot Number 319
Chassis Number 1582017469
Estimate £6,000 - £8,000

The Volkswagen 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. It certainly was, as it was aptly named 'The People's Car',and becamethe longest-running and most manufactured car of a single design platform anywhere in the world.

We are pleased to offer this genuine 1978 left-hand drive Convertible which has recently arrived from Italy and, in fact, is still Italian registered. Since arriving into the UK, this 1200cc model has undergone some re-commissioning works and we are advised that it will arrive at the sale with a fresh MoT test certificate.

The coachwork, resplendent in black with contrasting red and black interior, is a combination that is certainly striking. It has purposely not been registered in the UK as of yet, allowing a new owner the option if they wish to take the Cabriolet out of the UK again. As it is a European registered motor car, it may be easily registered in the UK if one so wishes.

Complete with its Italian documentation, this little Beetle Cabriolet offers charming open air motoring and presented, we believe, with a very reasonable estimate.


Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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