Lot 109 - 2003 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet (1.6 litre)
|Odometer reading||21,086 miles|
|Estimate||£5,000 - £7,000|
|Result||Sold - £6,720|
The classic Volkswagen Beetle is probably one of the most recognised cars in the world; however, in 1994, Volkswagen produced a design to bring the Beetle into the modern era. A retro themed concept was first shown at the North American Auto Show in 1994 and a further developed car appeared at the Tokyo Motor Show in 1995. The concept was so well received that Volkswagen developed the car for production and released the car in 1997 based on the Volkswagen Golf platform.
Faithfully remodelled, the Beetle's famously bulbous panels adapted beautifully to the modern interpretation. With original Beetles highly sought after by collectors, this model presents astonishing value for a thoroughly practical modern driving car with immense character. If ever there was one to cherish while prices remain attractive, this is it. Purchased new as a birthday present for the first and only owner, the mileage reading is still only just over 21,000. The original VW dealer folder is brimming with paperwork starting with the original order and purchase invoice, stamped service book, MOT's, invoices and past tax discs etc. A letter from the owner is also included confirming that this Beetle has never been repaired or painted and that the mileage is genuine.
This five speed manual model has the desirable electric hood option, as opposed to the manual version that was also offered. Power steering, an in-built CD player and the original dashboard flower also feature. As to be expected, the totally original silver paintwork and charcoal fleck interior is lovely, the black electric folding roof works well whilst the protective cover remains in pristine condition. This low mileage Volkswagen Beetle is in exceptional condition and offered with a very attractive estimate.
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