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Lot 455: 1975 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet

Fine Motor Cars and the Jaguar Legend, Coys (14 July 2007)

The VW Beetle was initially designed to provide cheap transport for the hard working German masses. Built in very small numbers before and during World War II, the Beetle literally rose from the ashes of its bombed-out Wolfsburg factory. The Beetle was an instant success in Europe, Britain, America and virtually every other country in the world. The model evolved through various face lifts and running gear changes and provided a platform for other models including commercial and sporting derivatives (Karmann-Ghia). As production raced past the 15,000,000 mark, the Beetle went on to be crowned as the best selling car of all time. Production of German Beetles finished in the late 1970's but the car refused to die and has been built in Mexico until very recently, evolving into the "New Beetle" in the late 1990's.Originally supplied to its German home market, this lovely and ever popular fun car has had a mere two owners in the past 30 years and has remained in good condition throughout, having been garaged thorughout its life. Recently rebuilt and uprated engine overhaul with extended warranty has just been completed along with a new MOT certificate. Now ready for the summer and open-top motoring with full four seat capacity makes this ideal . Finished in original metallic green with original tan interior and beige hood.

Lot Details
Auction Fine Motor Cars and the Jaguar Legend
Coys, Blenheim Palace, UK
TypeCar
Lot Number455
Estimate£4500-£6000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£6705
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1975
Condition rating
Registration numberEU registered
Mileage-
Chassis number1562058711
Engine number
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors