1974 Volkswagen Beetle 1303 Karmann Cabriolet


  • Highly desirable Karmann Cabriolet model
  • Original and in very good overall condition for its age
  • Front and rear shock absorbers recently replaced with reconditioned parts
  • Registered in Italy and has a valid MOT

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Among the most desirable models of the classic Beetle are those cleverly converted into convertibles by the legendary German coachbuilder Karmann. This modification made the popular 'people's car' more fun and exclusive, and the high quality of the work meant that they were among the most usable and reliable convertibles of their era.

This Beetle 1303 Karmann Cabriolet from 1974 is particularly beautiful and pleasingly original. Its canvas roof appears to be in excellent condition and the seller shows us that it still folds properly. This car has also recently received suspension work, with the installation of new, reconditioned shock absorbers and the seller informs us that it works properly and drives well.

This car is registered in Italy and complete with overhaul. Import would be very easy for buyers throughout Europe.

History and Documentation

  • Based on a 1974 Volkswagen 1303, converted by Karmann at the time
  • 68,000 km indicated on odometer
  • Offer with valid overhaul
  • Registered in Italy


  • The sunroof is in very good condition for its age
  • Very presentable bodywork, painted black
  • No corrosion, wear or damage to note
  • Equipped with a front spoiler to counteract the typical Beetle tendency to lift the front end
  • Original steel wheels with VW chrome wheel covers
  • Interior presents well with minor imperfections on the sides of the front seats
  • Fitted with the sought-after VDO dashboard clock
  • Fitted with large fog lights on the front spoiler and rear fog light


  • Air-cooled 1.300 boxer engine
  • Four-speed manual gearbox
  • The seller informs us that the mechanics are in good condition
  • Front and rear shock absorbers were recently replaced with reconditioned parts


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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1974
  • Make Volkswagen
  • Model Beetle
  • Colour Black
  • Odometer 68,000 Kilometres
  • Engine size 1300
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Provincia di Viterbo
  • Country Italy
Bidding history
16 bids
  • Lu•••• €12,807 24/04/24
  • fr•••• €12,557 24/04/24
  • Lu•••• €12,307 24/04/24
  • fr•••• €12,300 24/04/24
  • Lu•••• €12,050 24/04/24
  • fr•••• €11,800 24/04/24
  • na•••• €11,700 24/04/24
  • fr•••• €11,000 24/04/24
  • lo•••• €10,500 22/04/24
  • la•••• €10,000 22/04/24
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