1968 Volkswagen Beetle 1600

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  • Newly fitted 1600 CC Factory specification engine
  • Transform (USA) Street Pro gearbox
  • Extensively restored and recently serviced
  • Valid MOT until August 2024

The Appeal

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.
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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:
    • V5c document
    • Extensive photographic record of the restoration, with handwritten notes
    • MOT certificates
    • A veritable stack of invoices

The Condition

  • 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 Mechanics

  • 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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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1968
  • Make Volkswagen
  • Model Beetle
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 6,419 Miles
  • Engine size 1600
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Winford
  • Location City of Bristol
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
34 bids
  • LI•••• £18,750 23/11/23
  • as•••• £18,500 23/11/23
  • LI•••• £18,250 23/11/23
  • as•••• £18,000 23/11/23
  • LI•••• £17,750 23/11/23
  • as•••• £17,500 23/11/23
  • LI•••• £17,250 23/11/23
  • as•••• £17,000 23/11/23
  • LI•••• £16,750 23/11/23
  • as•••• £16,500 23/11/23
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