1958 Volkswagen Beach Buggy

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Highlights

  • Comprehensively rebuilt with new body and components
  • Unique Blue Metalflake finish in the gelcoat
  • Interior in like-new condition
  • All running gear and braking system replaced
  • Chassis stripped and reinforced with Raptor coating and Sicoflex sealer

The Appeal

If the Volkswagen Beetle is a symbol of bringing the world to the road en masse, it's fair to say that the Beetle-based beach buggy is a symbol of bringing the world to the dunes. Lightweight, capable and effortlessly fun, these buggies continue to be highly desirable for anybody who fancies a bit of sunny sand-bound action. 

This Beach Buggy has been meticulously rebuilt, with a new body and components ensuring it not only looks fantastic but also performs reliably. The chassis has been stripped and reinforced, and all running gear and the braking system have been replaced, and as a result it's running beautifully - complete with a brand new interior.



History and Paperwork

  • Based upon a 1958 Volkswagen Beetle
  • However, the vendor expects that only the chassis is original to this car
  • The DVLA records 8 previous keepers
  • In current ownership since 2017
  • Rebuilt with a new body while in current ownership
  • Odometer reading of 47,260 miles (not believed to be accurate)
  • Service history rated as fair, with attached paperwork detailing the restoration work



The Condition

  • New Predator body in blue holographic gel coat, produced by East Coast Buggies
  • Removable short roof in metal flake blue with gas ram lifters
  • New front lights with built in indicators
  • New Porsche 356 rear lights
  • Original Wolfrace slot mags refurbished and polished
  • New BF Goodrich tyres
  • New steel roll bar by Flatlands 
  • New Windscreen by Flatlands
  • Steel Meyers engine cage by Old Skool
  • New Cobra Classic front seats
  • New rear seats upholstered to match 
  • Everything is in excellent order
  • Little signs of use throughout the buggy



The Mechanics

  • Engine capacity of 1,641cc
  • Manual transmission with 4 gears 
  • Chassis stripped and reinforced with Raptor coating and Sicoflex sealer
  • All running gear and braking system replaced
  • Front torsion tube assembly and rear torsion suspension replaced
  • Engine replaced
  • New parts include: 
    • 40 IDF carburettors
    • Engine/gearbox mounts
    • Starter motor and solenoid
    • Gear change coupling 
    • Throttle pedal assembly 
    • throttle cable
    • Washable fuel filter
    • Fuel non-return valve
    • Seal Master Spring loaded pushrod tubes
    • Stainless steel rocker covers
    • Ramflow Air Filters
    • Bosch 034 SVDA distributor with electronic ignition
    • Clutch and clutch cable (inner and outer)
    • Gear change coupling
  • We understand everything to be in fine running order, however the vendor advises that the tracking will require correction



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Auction Details
  • Year 1958
  • Make Volkswagen
  • Model Buggy
  • Colour Blue
  • Mileage 47,260 Miles
  • Engine size 1641
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Reading
  • County Berkshire
  • Country United Kingdom
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Bidding history
5 Bids from 3 bidders
  • leonard•••• £7,000 19/07/24
  • alastai•••• £6,666 18/07/24
  • leonard•••• £6,000 18/07/24
  • alastai•••• £5,750 18/07/24
  • brad-ho•••• £5,000 18/07/24

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