1974 Stripper - Dune Buggy 1.6L – 1974

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  • Comes with USA title and European import documentation - all duties and VAT have been paid
  • Complete maintenance records and invoices for $8,700 present
  • Engine reportedly rebuilt recently
  • Unique "two cars in one" design

The Appeal

It's a simple idea - but a brilliant one. Take the ubiquitous Volkswagen Beetle, throw away the bodywork and replace it with a lightweight, fibreglass cockpit and you've got yourself one seriously fun machine. 

This 1974 example takes the beach buggy formula one step further with a unique 'fastback' design and oversized wheels. To all intents and purposes, it's like a Tamiya RC car come to life!

But wait there's more...

This beach buggy is two cars in one: Remove the outer bodywork and you've got a sturdy, tubular-framed dune rail - perfect for more serious sand driving.

This example comes with a comprehensive maintenance history and recent invoices totalling $8,700, ensuring that it has been well cared for. We're informed that the 1.6-litre VW engine has been recently overhauled, making it ready for immediate use.

With its striking yellow paint and neat interior, this buggy is sure to turn heads, and the 54 hp engine provides ample power for off-road adventures.

History and Paperwork

  • Year of production: 1974
  • Comes with USA title and European import documentation
  • All duties and VAT have been paid
  • Complete maintenance records and invoices for $8,700 present
  • Odometer reading: 30,460 miles
  • VIN: CA960217

The Condition

  • Striking yellow paint with just minor imperfections
  • Innovative removable bodywork
  • Interior in very smart order
  • Leather seats and leather steering wheel add a touch of oppulence
  • Chromed exhaust tip(s)
  • Three keys included

The Mechanics

  • Based upon the mechanicals of a 1974 Volkswagen Beetle
  • 1.6-litre (1,584CC) four-cylinder boxer
  • Four-speed manual gearbox
  • Recently overhauled engine
  • The vendor states that it starts immediately, shifts smoothly, idles nicely, and brakes well

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Auction Details
  • Year 1974
  • Make Volkswagen
  • Model Buggy
  • Colour Yellow
  • Mileage 30,460 Miles
  • Engine size 1548
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Schiedam
  • Country Netherlands
  • Auction ends
Bidding history
14 Bids from 6 bidders
  • scenicl•••• €8,600 14/07/24
  • merak.s•••• €8,400 14/07/24
  • jean-ma•••• €8,000 08/07/24
  • Ange20 €6,000 08/07/24
  • matthew•••• €5,000 08/07/24
  • Ange20 €4,200 08/07/24
  • matthew•••• €4,000 08/07/24
  • Ange20 €3,200 07/07/24
  • matthew•••• €3,000 07/07/24
  • Ange20 €1,500 07/07/24

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