1972 VW Beetle 1302S


  • Full VW service history stamps
  • One owner from 1998 until the vendor purchased the car this year
  • Recent mechanical work means its ready to drive and enjoy
  • Vehicle comes with original chrome hub caps and original wheels 

The Appeal

The Volkswagen was originally designed to provide an affordable car for a nation and evolved into one of the most successful and iconic cars of all time. With an instantly recognizable shape and styling and a distinctive sound the 1600 provides both the looks and a great driving experience that any true petrolhead can appreciate. 

This Beetle is perfect for anyone looking for an easy restoration project that will result in a timeless classic. Well maintained with full VW main dealer services up to 86,000 miles this is a great opportunity to acquire one of these iconic cars.

The History and Paperwork

  • Original service book with VW stamps for all services
  • Previous MOT’s documenting mileage
  • A significant amount of invoices documenting previous work
  • An original fuel rationing book
  • MOT Exempt - the vendor has put it through an MOT that expires in June

The Interior

  • Highly original interior
  • Dashboard, door cards and rear seats are all in very good condition
  • Headlining is sound but would benefit from cleaning
  • Drivers seat has a significant tear in the middle as shown in the images

The interior of a VW Beetle is a place that will bring back fond memories for generations of people and this one benefits from being highly original including the radio, which is often replaced. Whilst there might be a tear in the driver's seat, this in no way diminishes the comfort and overall driving experience offered by this Beetle, comfortable and easy going classic motoring at its finest.

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The Exterior

  • Brightwork generally in good condition
  • Some small areas of bubbling on the paint as shown in the images
  • Wheels are in good condition with one centre cap missing

The VW Beetle is perhaps the most instantly recognisable car the world over. With such a distinctive shape they have become iconic classics in their own right. Finished in white this Beetle has the classic looks, but would benefit from some restoration. The paintwork is generally in good condition with a few areas requiring some attention as shown in the images. All of the trim and brightwork is present and correct and as with the paint would benefit from a little attention.

The Mechanics

  • Starts easily and runs well
  • Sounds smooth with no unwanted noises
  • The owner reports that it drives as it should
  • New front callipers
  • New distributor cap
  • All fluids changed
  • Carb rebuild
  • New fuel pump

The vendor has had the work listed above carried out to make this Beetle ready for its new owner, as such it's ready to drive away and enjoy. As can be seen in the images the underside appears to be in good condition and looking under the carpets didn’t reveal any surprises. 


This Beetle is ready for a new owner to enjoy the relaxed, easy going classic car experience that the Beetle’s are so good at. With the recent mechanical work carried out by the vendor only minor restoration is required to bring it up to a good standard and that’s the kind of classic we like; ready to enjoy and easy to work on! 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1972
  • Make Volkswagen
  • Model Beetle 1302S
  • Colour White
  • Odometer 95,286 Miles
  • Engine size 1584
  • Town Portishead
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Location Gloucestershire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
17 bids
  • eseries•••• £4,750 15/05/22
  • v8estat•••• £4,500 15/05/22
  • silvis £3,200 15/05/22
  • eseries•••• £3,100 15/05/22
  • cassie £2,850 15/05/22
  • andy405•••• £2,750 14/05/22
  • glen-ch•••• £2,650 12/05/22
  • cassie £2,500 12/05/22
  • garyvon•••• £2,200 11/05/22
  • andy405•••• £2,100 11/05/22

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