• Bright orange exterior paint
  • Interior fully restored by a professional saddler
  • Copy with matching chassis numbers
  • French registration

The Appeal

As iconic as the hippie era, its "Peace & Love" symbol and flower petals, the Beetle was designed to be simple and economical, contributing to its mass adoption by new generations of drivers in the 1960s. Since then, the Beetle has become more than a classic; it's a pop culture legend.

This Beetle is distinguished by its bright orange paintwork and its interior, which has been fully restored by a professional saddler and all the floors changed (with invoices available). This car has been given a new lease of life and is simply waiting for its new owner.

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The History and Paperwork

  • First registration in 1973
  • The vehicle has no current MOT
  • The odometer shows 72,418 kilometres
  • A file of invoices is available with the car

The Condition

  • Bodywork in very good condition
  • Chromes contrast well and are always sparkling
  • The "flying saucer" type rims have retained their original chrome
  • The floorboards have been replaced (invoice available)
  • Interior restored by a professional upholsterer (front seats, rear bench seats, headliner, carpet, door panels, dashboard cap, carpet and insulation)
  • No accidents to report

The Mechanics

  • 1300cc H4 engine
  • 4-speed manual transmission
  • Vehicle runs perfectly
  • However, the seller says that the carburettor needs adjusting

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1973
  • Make Volkswagen
  • Model Beetle
  • Colour Orange
  • Odometer 72,432 Kilometres
  • Engine size 1300
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
  • Country France
Bidding history
3 bids
  • harriso•••• €6,000 19/06/24
  • wmevius €5,000 16/06/24
  • jose-vi•••• €3,000 16/06/24
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