1974 Volkswagen Beetle 1300


  • In same ownership since 1992
  • Only three owners from new
  • MOT’d and ready to drive

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 1300 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 only three owners from new and a long MOT this Beetle is ready to enjoy.

The History and Paperwork

  • V5 present
  • MOT until June 2023
  • Extensive selection of previous MOTs

The Interior

  • Good overall condition
  • Minor signs of wear to the seats with one small rip as shown in the images
  • Headlining, carpets, door cards and dashboard all in very good condition
  • HIghly original 
  • Everything works as it should with the exception of the cassette

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. Whilst there might be a small 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. Overall the interior presents very well for the mileage.

The Exterior

  • Wheels are solid but would benefit from cosmetic restoration
  • Trim, windows and light lenses all in good condition
  • Front and rear bumpers would benefit from attention
  • Paintwork in good overall condition with some small areas of surface rust around the edges of the wheel arches 

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 beige this Beetle has the classic looks and presents well overall. The paintwork is generally in good condition with a few areas requiring some attention as shown in the images. The trim, light lenses and windows are all in very good condition and the bumpers have some small dents.

The Mechanics

  • Starts easily and runs well
  • Sounds smooth with no unwanted noises
  • The owner reports that it drives as it should
  • Right hand main beam replaced in 2014
  • New carburettor in 2017

The car has been in the ownership of the same family since 1982 and with the owner since 1992, and has been meticulously maintained during this time. The engine bay presents very well and the underside is clean and in good condition. The car comes with MOT until June 2023 and the owner reports that it starts, idles and drives very well with no unwanted noises. 


The Beetle is an iconic car, recognised the world over. This particular Beetle is ready for a new owner to enjoy, well maintained and with a long MOT it’s ready for the road.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1973
  • Make Volkswagen
  • Model Beetle 1300
  • Colour Beige
  • Odometer 160,000 Miles
  • Engine size 1285
  • Town Langport
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Location Somerset
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
30 bids
  • Po•••• £5,733 28/06/22
  • Fa•••• £5,633 28/06/22
  • Po•••• £5,533 28/06/22
  • Fa•••• £5,433 28/06/22
  • Po•••• £5,333 28/06/22
  • Fa•••• £5,233 28/06/22
  • Po•••• £5,133 28/06/22
  • Fa•••• £5,033 28/06/22
  • Po•••• £4,933 28/06/22
  • Fa•••• £4,833 28/06/22

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