Lot 111 - 1969 Volkswagen Beetle
|Odometer reading||10,144 miles|
|Result||Sold - £7,924|
- Restored example
- Offered without reserve
The Volkswagen Beetle was produced from 1938 until 2003. With over 21 million manufactured in an air-cooled, rear-engined, rear-wheel drive configuration, the Beetle is the longest-running and most-manufactured car of a single design platform anywhere in the world. During the 1950's, the car was modified progressively; the obvious visual changes mostly concerned the rear windows. Towards the end of 1964, the height of the side windows and windscreen grew slightly, giving the cabin a less pinched look; this coincided with the introduction of a very slightly curved 'panoramic' windscreen. The same body appeared throughout 1966, with a 1300cc engine in place of the 1200cc engine; it was only in the 1973 model Super Beetle that it displayed an obviously curved windscreen. It has been regarded as something of a 'cult' car since its 1960's association with the hippie movement and surf culture.
Following a full body restoration this iconic Volkswagen presents well in beige paintwork with a contrasting caramel interior. The carpets have been replaced and the door cards reupholstered in caramel. Fitted with early style front and rear wings with sloping Porsche 356 design headlights and period grille covers, the look is completed with Porsche 914 chromed alloy wheels. The impressive overall look is complemented by a good service history, the file for this Beetle contains various bills, receipts a V5C registration document and a fresh MoT test certificate. Offered without reserve, this Volkswagen would make an ideal investment or start in the world of classic car ownership.
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