Lot 122 - 1978 Volkswagen Beetle Karmann Convertible

Lot 122 - 1978 Volkswagen Beetle Karmann Convertible

Lot 122 - 1978 Volkswagen Beetle Karmann Convertible

Lot Number 122
Registration DGH 973S
Chassis Number 1582067215
Engine Number A5605627
Odometer reading 40,700 miles
Estimate £13,000 - £17,000
Result Sold - £19,040
  • In very good order throughout
  • Desirable colour combination
  • Sizeable history file

The VW Beetle has seduced many a first-time buyer, collector and classic car enthusiast. And for obvious reasons; the parts network is huge and inexpensive, the ability to convert the base model into many different variants was always available and the cost of the car itself presented a gateway into classic car ownership. In fact, Wilhelm Karmann first applied himself into converting his own Beetle into the four-seat convertible we all know and love today.

This wonderful Beetle Karmann convertible was imported into the UK in 1989 and is offered in the desirable European specification. Stored in a dehumidified heated garage for many years until 2012 at which time it was extensively restored and professionally converted to right hand drive. Also completed was a comprehensive repaint to the coachwork in an eye-catching Florida blue. It sits on a set of beautiful 15-inch Fuchs alloy wheels and comes complete with a brand new mohair hood. In the last 12 months it has had an extensive service costing over £1,800 and is supplied with a valid MoT test certificate, various sundry invoices and the UK V5C registration document. This is a very well presented example and we are sure it will be huge amounts of fun for the new custodian in the coming summer months.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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