Lot 354 - 1966 Volkswagen Beetle 1300
|Odometer reading||17,830 miles|
|Result||Sold - £7,840|
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 original, matching numbers righthand drive, 1300cc 1966 Volkswagen Beetle was supplied new to South Africa. It was imported to the UK in 2016 after having only two owners. In good original condition throughout this Volkswagen Beetle has had the engine rebuilt before coming to the UK. Finished in pale blue with two tone blue leatherette interior, this Beetle is supplied with a V5C registration document and an MoT test certificate which expires in February 2019. This lovely example is ready to be used and enjoyed at classic car shows, events or taking to the pub on Sundays; the perfect entry to classic car ownership.
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