Lot 166 - 1968 Volkswagen Beetle
|Estimate||£8,000 - £10,000|
|Result||Sold - £7,000|
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. It 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.
This Volkswagen Beetle is fitted with a 1300cc engine and is a very solid and sound example.The fastidious vendor has ensured any work carried out has been to the highest standard, even the heater works on this Beetle. The list of new parts fitted recently is comprehensive and include a new clutch, shock absorbers, ball joints, drive shaft boots and ignition system. A very comprehensive history file accompanies PRX 796F and she is supplied with a V5C registration document together with an MoT test certificate valid until 4th April 2017. Finished in black with red trim, this Beetle could easily be used as everyday transport if required.
Previous lotLot 165 - 1993 Mini Italian Job Edition
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