The Volkswagen Beetle's impact on popular culture is extraordinary - and it's little wonder that the unique German motor has continued to inspire so much dedication from passionate enthusiasts. Thanks to their simple mechanical nature, they remain exactly as they were intended - a people's car.
This particular example has undergone an exceptional resto-mod routine, bringing it up to top-quality fettle - with a distinctly sporty interior and a Street Pro gearbox adding a unique flair to one of the classic car world's all-time staples.
History and Paperwork
Built and first registered in 1968 in Germany for the UK market
Owned by a West Sussex husband and wife since 1989
This couple underwent an extensive restoration to a very high standard over 10 years
This has been very comprehensively catalogued and is included in the car's history file
The current owner then purchased the car in July 2023
In total, the DVLA records 7 previous keepers
Currently indicates 6,419 miles - a post-restoration mileage
MOT exempt, however the owner has had it tested for peace of mind
Valid MOT until August 2024 with zero advisories
Also included are some books, How to keep your Volkswagen Alive Manual, Haynes workshop Manual and The essential buyers guide book
Paperwork file includes:
Extensive photographic record of the restoration, with handwritten notes
A veritable stack of invoices
Painted in a beautiful red livery
Bodywork and underside in excellent condition
During restoration the car received:
New wings, bonnet, sills, heater channels, floor pan, doors
No signs of any dents, dings or unseemly gaps
Chromework and trims in excellent order
Car is sitting on EMPI wheels, shod in Firestones tyres
These have been professionally refurbished with anthracite centres, barrels and diamond cut rims
Interior has been fully restored with replacement seats, carpets and headlining
Added features include a centre console and additional instrumentation
The odometer was zeroed on completion of the restoration and the car has covered less than 7000 miles since
Fire extinguisher installed
Philips media player is in situ
High-back sports seats in excellent order with no rips or tears
Heated rear window
Carpets and headlining in excellent order
The car is totally rust free and drives exceptionally well, it's very lively with very good handling and brakes
The car was fitted with new a 1600cc H4 engine in 2022, which is in excellent order
Transmission equipped with a Transform (USA) Street Pro gearbox with highway gear ratios
Recently serviced with an electronic ignition installed
Brakes and discs replaced all-round with steel braided lines
Suspension poly bushed with heavy duty anti roll bars and new gas shock absorbers
Front ride height lowered by 1 and a half inches using dropped spindles, retaining original suspension geometry
Car is in excellent mechanical order with no faults to highlight
Ultimately, this appears to be a simply magnificent example
The VIN numbers all match, the vin plate and the number stamped into the transmission tunnel
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✓ This vehicle is “Sold As Seen”, on an “As Is, Where Is’ basis and without warranty. A full inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase and bidding is highly recommended. Photos and descriptions are for guidance purposes only.
✓ VAT is included in the buyer's deposit. VAT may or may not be included in the final bid or offer price, as specified in the listing.
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1968 Volkswagen Beetle 1600
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