Originally a cheap alternative to the automobile for post-war Europe, the VW Beetle has become a cult icon thanks to several decade on the market and a characterful charm.
This particular model, recently resprayed in stylish pale green paint has just come out of a full off-body restoration. With several new pieces including chrome attachments, mechanical and chassis elements and interior accessories, it is in fantastic condition.
Thanks to the addition of earlier-model parts such as the front wings and light covers, this car features a unique look that very few other Beetles can boast. Furthermore, a quad-pipe Empi exhaust ensures a tuneful hum always bellow from the air-cooled boxer engine. Providing a thrill of driving and the ability to turn heads, this 1972 VW Beetle is surely a VW enthusiast’s perfect purchase for the upcoming summer weather.
History and Paperwork
First registered in May 1972
Six owners from new
21,000 miles believed to be genuine by the owner
Purchased by current owners in 2018
Parked until 2023
Body-off restoration completed in April of 2023
Plenty of invoices concerning the restoration
Clean interior cabin overall
Gorgeous mint green exterior paint colour dashboard
Black door cards look to be in good shape
New carpets in reportedly excellent condition
Radio delete cubby and twin-USB 12v port fitted
New D-ring horn push and gear knob
New floor pan welded on to the chassis during restoration
Original seats showing some signs of use
No headlining present in the car
Everything in the car works as it should
Brand new spare wheel found in the front boot
Beetle shape looks great
Body panels all look to be in good condition
Pale green paint work fits the car well
Early-1950s front wings and bonnet fitted
Californian style rear lights and T1 headlights
Absence of chrome bumpers makes for a sporty look
All chrome pieces and accessories are new, bar chrome headlight surrounds, according to the owner
Underside is very clean according to the owner following the body-off restoration and protection
Wheels in excellent condition, new full set of tyres fitted
New heater channel, offside rear inner arch and floor pan all welded during the restoration
Clearcoat features some slight orange peel, but some wet sanding should smooth this out
Small blemish to the paint work on the drivers’ side front wheel arch
1285cc air-cooled four-cylindre boxer engine
Original four-speed manual transmission
Engine bay resprayed during restoration
Extremely precise gear changes
Thoroughly overhauled mechanics
Full brake system replaced including lines, pads, shoes, hoses, reservoir and a rebuilt master cylinder
Rebuilt carburettor with Autochoke
New shock absorbers and front beam with adjustable ride height
Signs of performance modifications completed in the past
Quad-pipe Empi exhaust fitted, “the car is an absolute dream to listen to”
The car does not have its original engine but this has been replaced with an identical unit (AB533612 on logbook AB053279 in car)
Minor leak at the rocker covers
Brand new gasket fitted
Wonderful machine to drive
Following a very recent full, body-off restoration, this 1972 VW Beetle is in very good condition. The owner mentions how well it drives and the attention it never ceases to attract. A wonderful example of the iconic “people’s car,” this model is surely perfect for many miles under the summer sun with the chirping soundtrack of the air-cooled boxer engine.
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