Lot 185 - 1975 Volkswagen Beetle
|Odometer reading||6,228 miles|
|Estimate||£9,000 - £11,000|
- One owner from new
- Substantial history file
- Original instruction manuals
There are few cars as iconic as the Volkswagen Beetle. It is a car that occupies a significant position in motoring history. The Beetle holds a record that any car company would be proud of, it is the longest running and most manufactured car of a single design platform anywhere in the world. Quite an automotive feat for this air cooled, rear engine and rear wheel driven car.
This attractive one owner Beetle is presented in Marathon Blue with a grey cloth interior. The vendor has expressed to us the excitement of buying his first brand new car. He would have been surprised in 1975 to know that the car, his pride and joy, would still be in his possession 43 years later! Accompanying the car is a substantial history file containing receipts for all expenditure on this Beetle, it also contains the two original instruction manuals and a V5C registration certificate. The vendor informs us that the odometer stopped working in 1988 at 42,531 miles, as evidenced on the MoT test certificates. A new odometer was fitted by Brooks Restoration and Coachworks during a back to metal respray in 1991 and during the three year gap the vendor estimates 10,000 miles of use. As a practical classic the new owner could use this Beetle on a regular basis or for showing at club meetings.
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