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Lot 102: Volkswagen Beetle

Carfest North Pride & Joy Auction, Silverstone Auctions (4 August 2013)

The brief behind the Beetle was to produce a cheap, economical and reliable car for the working classes after the war. Adolf Hitler and Ferdinand Porsche were the two main characters behind the birth of the VW Beetle.What was it that made the Beetle such a success? It's impossible to pinpoint one thing, but rather it was a combination of things such as: its legendary reliability, its unique shape, and an air-cooled engine with a one off sound, but whatever it was it went on to earn itself the status of a motoring icon the world over. Resplendent in its original white colour scheme, this superb example is the recipient of a full body off restoration with all work being completed to a very high standard. We are informed by the vendor that there is photographic documentation of this restoration and it will be included in the sale of this car. The quality has remained and still today the car presents incredibly well, appearing as a freshly restored car. Incredibly we are told this particular Beetle also comes with its original service book from new which is fully stamped up with VW stamps from front to back, testament to just how much care has been lavished on this car over the years. Mechanically we are told the flat four engine is in superb order and drives perfectly in all gears, likewise all the braking, suspension and steering components are in equally good order and all make for a most enjoyable driving experience in this superb little Beetle. Sold with current V5C registration certificate, this wonderful 67' Beetle has an MoT test certificate till July 2014 and, subject only to insurance, could be driven away and either pressed into immediate service or used as a Sunday afternoon car, either way its guaranteed to make you smile.

Lot Details
Auction Carfest North Pride & Joy Auction
Silverstone Auctions, Oulton Park, Cheshire
TypeCar
Lot Number102
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)£6210
Year1967
Condition rating2
Registration numberGTC 378F
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