Lot 200 - 1972 Volkswagen Beach Buggy 1600 GT
|Odometer reading||48,149 miles|
|Result||Sold - £16,240|
The 1972 Volkswagen Beach Buggy 1600 GT is a fun and iconic vehicle that has become a classic in its own right. It was based on the Volkswagen Beetle chassis and featured a fiberglass body designed to look like a dune buggy. It was powered by a 1.6 litre, air-cooled, four-cylinder engine that produced 60 horsepower and 80 lb-ft of torque and had a four-speed manual transmission. The front suspension consisted of a torsion bar setup with trailing arms, while the rear used swing axles with spring plates and had four-wheel drum brakes.
This great example was painted with an epoxy basecoat primer and finished in Pearl Orange which is unblemished and presents beautifully and clear lacquer, it is fitted to a fully restored 1972 chassis (new floors also), blasted, painted and fully Waxoyled. Using swing arm rear suspension, original wide wheels and has drum brakes all round. All new suspension fully rebuilt, blasted and painted with all new German components and new wiring loom. Fully rebuilt steering system, including all joints and dampers. The gearbox was rebuilt, all linkages, new wheel bearings and rebuilt hubs all round. A standard cable operated speedo was fitted and aerospace specification switches for all electrics including Bosch 12volt generator and new Bosch coil and leads. An additional high intensity light is fitted to the dash to display fanbelt failure or generator failure. Its 1600cc twin port engine has recently been rebuilt and it is fitted with Dellorto carburettors. This fabulous Buggy was built to replicate the very earliest buggies in terms of simplicity. The history file contains many invoices with recent and historic papers of built parts and maintenance. With its open-air design, with no roof or doors and also featuring two bucket seats and a small dashboard with basic instrumentation it looks superb and is one of the best we have seen. It is fun to drive and perfect for cruising along the beach or on country roads. Its unique design and simple mechanicals make it a fun and affordable classic car to own and drive. Fantastic!
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