Lot 236 - 1974 Volkswagen Beetle 1300
|Estimate||£8,000 - £10,000|
|Result||Sold - £5,264|
The VW Beetle is a true icon of 20th Century motoring and occupies a significant position in the minds and hearts of drivers and enthusiasts across the globe. The Beetle is the longest-running and most-manufactured car of a single design platform anywhere in the world with over 21 million cars produced between 1938 and 2003. The '1300' model was launched in 1966 and provided the biggest one-time jump in power output - by a whopping 25% to 50bhp. The 1960's brought great strides in motorway development and VW's competitors were building ever faster cars to cover the tarmac. The '1300' was fundamental in ensuring that the Beetle was able to keep up with the modern pace. With tighter gearing and having been tuned also for higher rpm, the nimble acceleration of the '1300' was also more than a match for the later models in the form of the 1500 & 1600 and these characteristics have made the '1300' one of the most nostalgic and desired classic Beetle incarnations. Criticised for oversteering characteristics, VW deployed a double jointed rear axle from 1969 which all but eliminated the problem making the '1300' a truly well balanced and highly capable machine.
Finished in silver with a black trim, this Volkswagen Beetle is fitted with the 1285cc engine. The bodywork is in good order showing no signs of corrosion and the interior is very tidy, particularly in view of being over 40 years old. We are advised WYR 213N drives well and is a very versatile car that can be used every day for work or occasionally to exhibit at club meetings. The car is supplied with a V5C registration form and a current MoT test certificate valid until 26th July 2016.
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