1971 Volkswagen Speedster 1600

Highlights

  • Recently restored
  • Air-cooled engine of 1600cm³
  • Registered for 5 seats
  • Excellent cosmetic and mechanical condition
  • A rare and impressive speedster

The Attractions

Ferdinand Porsche was the first to realise the Beetle's potential as a sports car. It is a theme that this newly restored car addresses with great personality, drawing inspiration from the styling of the Porsche 356 Speedster but offering a more practical five-seater configuration.
Finished in a classic and striking combination of racing red paint and cream-coloured interior, it is in excellent condition. We have been informed that the mechanics are on a par with the looks, and the seller describes it as 'perfect', with good clutch, gearbox and brakes.
This Beetle is as versatile as it is unusual and is sure to attract a lot of attention.

History and Documentation

  • Recently imported to Italy from Germany
  • Registered in Italy
  • Unfortunately, we don't have much information on its previous history
  • The seller informs us that it is homologated for five seats
  • The seller informed us that it has recently been restored

Condition

  • Recently restored with Speedster bodywork and red paintwork
  • Paintwork and bodywork well maintained and in good condition
  • Steel 'deep dish' wheels with chrome trim in good condition
  • Efficient and well-lined black vinyl roof
  • Four auxiliary lights give it a particularly sporty look
  • Quite a practical car with a good-sized boot and five-seater passenger compartment
  • Interior upholstered in cream-coloured vinyl in good shape and reupholstered seats
  • Black carpets and well-kept door panels

Mechanics

  • Air-cooled 1600cm³ engine
  • 4-speed manual gearbox
  • We have been informed that the clutch, gearbox and brakes are in very good shape
  • The seller reports that there are no electrical problems
  • We have been informed that the car needs no further work and is 'mechanically perfect'



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Auction Details
  • Year 1971
  • Make Volkswagen
  • Model Speedster
  • Colour Red
  • Mileage 93,170 Kilometres
  • Engine size 1600
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Cremona
  • Country Italy
  • Auction ends
Bidding history
6 Bids from 4 bidders
  • claudio•••• €6,700 18/07/24
  • Campbel•••• €6,500 18/07/24
  • claudio•••• €6,100 16/07/24
  • alexand•••• €6,000 14/07/24
  • claudio•••• €5,900 14/07/24
  • luigi.l•••• €5,001 14/07/24

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