1968 Volkswagen Baja Bug


  • Iconic Baja Bug recreation
  • Amazingly solid rot-free condition
  • Recommissioned with lots of new mechanical parts
  • Excellent condition throughout


As far as iconography goes, a Baja Bug is part of Volkswagen folklore. Built from a basic Beetle, the original Bajas were created to operate off-road, in open deserts, sand dunes and beaches.

Modified bugs have since become a huge part of the Volkswagen scene, with Baja evocations becoming very much a part of VW iconography.

This example has recently been created in the image of those original Bajas, built from a standard Beetle chassis but with several Baja-style modifications. 

It’s in wonderful condition, fitted with a freshy rebuilt 1,300cc engine and ready to use and enjoy.


  • MOT, tax and ULEZ exempt
  • Some bills and invoices for work recently completed


  • Leather racing seats 
  • TRS racing harnesses
  • Superb order throughout
  • Excellent carpets, door cards and headlining
  • Three-spoke sports racing steering wheel
  • Gold dashboard highlights


  • Front bonnet pins 
  • Fully repainted in a 2k satin black finish 
  • Custom printed vinyl graphics which are clearcoat protected so will not fade in the sunlight 
  • Front bonnet is on gas struts 
  • Custom off-road side brush bars  
  • Equipped with the obligatory buggy whip 5ft flag so you’re not lost in the dunes also has a magnet mount should you wish to mount it on the roof 
  • LED front headlight conversion
  • Custom one-off LED light bar 
  • Front and rear tubular bumpers and engine cage 
  • Custom rally Lexan/Perspex front windows with sliding windows and locking tags


  • 1300cc engine has been completely rebuilt by vendor 
  • Brand new ignition system 
  • Brand new carburettor 
  • Alternator conversion
  • Billeted aluminium breather/oil filler 
  • Off-road EMPI “Bobcat” exhaust system - sounds incredible 
  • Four-speed transmission with quick shift conversion
  • EMPI front disc brake conversion, completely rebuilt
  • Custom raised off-road front beam
  • Koni adjustable coil over shocks front and rear. 
  • Suspension raised by 2.5 inches 
  • New BF Goodrich 255/60/15 rear tyres 
  • Insa Turbo Green Line off road front tyres 195/70/15
  • Tyres lift the bug a further three inches


This is a very expressive entry into the VW world – a fully specced Baja Bug ready to show and enjoy, or potentially enter into events for similar Baja-inspired Beetles.

Whichever path you choose, you can be assured it’s an achingly cool example of Volkswagen iconography. Personalised, interesting, different and very, very cool….

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1971
  • Make Volkswagen
  • Model Beetle Baja
  • Colour Matte Black
  • Odometer 62,481 Miles
  • Engine size 1300
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Royston
  • Location Hertfordshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
5 bids from 4 bidders
  • an•••• £6,900 31/05/23
  • se•••• £6,800 31/05/23
  • an•••• £6,600 31/05/23
  • Nf•••• £6,500 25/05/23
  • Dy•••• £4,500 25/05/23

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