1974 Volkswagen Beetle 1303 S

Highlights

  • Restored and tastefully modified between 2019 and 2022
  • Now powered by a 1915 cc flat-four producing an apparent 120 horsepower
  • Beautifully presented and ready to enjoy

The Appeal

Ever since the first Beetles left the production line, professional and amateur engineers have been lavishing them with modifications. Cosmetic alterations and mechanical improvements are all easily possible thanks to a thriving enthusiast scene and a huge array of parts suppliers.
This stylish 1974 1303 falls somewhere between standard and modified. Its largely factory-original bodywork hides an uprated 1914cc engine producing a whopping 120 horsepower! Acquired by the vendor in 2019, they soon set about a comprehensive restoration process which was completed in 2022. 
Finished to a very high standard, this Beetle looks very purposeful on its wider anodised steel rims, a subtle hint to the performance and handling on offer. Restrained yet clearly capable, it is a practical classic whose keys give access to a superb owner network. 

 
 

The History and Paperwork

  • 1303 “Super Beetle” model with an extended wheelbase and wrap-around windscreen
  • Acquired by the vendor in 2019
  • Restored between 2019 and 2022
  • According to the vendor, only 100 kilometres have been covered since the rebuild was completed 
  • Originally fitted with a 1600 cc engine (as the ‘S’ variant)

 
 

The Condition

  • Professionally restored to a high standard with excellent red paintwork 
  • The vendor assures us that the car is totally corrosion-free
  • Lowered with great stance on wider anodised steel wheels 
  • New tyres fitted all-round
  • Original bumpers were replaced with earlier chrome versions which are in very good condition
  • Purposeful quartet of driving lamps - added during the restoration
  • Very clean car with no chips, marks or other signs of use
  • Underside in similar condition with good, even application of underseal
  • Smart side decals echo similar designs used on Porsches 
  • The running boards in good condition 
  • Glass and lighting are complete and in excellent condition 
  • Recovered rear seats with black and red colour scheme matching the exterior
  • New bucket racing seats in the front - original bench in the rear
  • Simple interior in excellent condition with unmarked dashboard and door cards
  • The centre console is in great condition with no noticeable marks
  • New black carpets
  • Original headling still in very good condition
  • The headlining appears to be original and shows some marks but is very presentable 
  • Very simple Beetle instrumentation with red speedometer highlight 

 
 

The Mechanics 

  • New, professionally built air-cooled 1915 cc flat-four that reportedly produces 120 horsepower
  • Four-speed manual gearbox - apparently working well
  • 1-2-3 electronic ignition system
  • The vendor reports that it is really fun to drive
  • There are no apparent faults and the Beetle is said to be ready to enjoy

 



Any questions?

BEFORE YOU BUY 
This sale is subject to the Car & Classic Terms and Conditions. By bidding and/or making an offer, you also agree to the following: 
The seller is registered as a private seller which means consumer rights stemming from EU consumer protection law do not come into effect. However, you are still covered by Car & Classic’s own Terms and Conditions.. 
We request that a non-refundable fee  be paid if you are the lucky winning bidder at auction or if your offer is accepted Please refer to our helpful FAQs and T&Cs for specific rates. 
This vehicle is “Sold As Seen”, on an “As Is Where Is’ basis and without warranty. Photos and descriptions are solely for guidance purposes and it's customary to carry out a full inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase for your own peace of mind. 
✓ VAT is included in the buyer's deposit. VAT may or may not be included in the final bid or offer price, as specified in the listing. 
We want a smooth transaction just as much as you do and as such we run all UK-registered cars and motorbikes for sale on Car & Classic through an online HPI check to verify that they show no insurance database markers for damage or theft, and have no finance owing, allowing you to bid with confidence. 
✓ We also check whether vehicles are recorded as being written off as part of an insurance total loss claim at the time an advert is placed on Car & Classic and we helpfully provide write-off category labels (Cat C/D/S/N) for your assistance. However, the presence or absence of a label does not guarantee the vehicle’s status and it is always worthwhile carrying out your own  full vehicle history check before making an offer on a vehicle. 
✓Buyers are responsible for vehicle collection 
or delivery. Importing vehicles may result in additional customs duties and import taxes so it’s worth checking beforehand.. If requested, we may refer you to a third-party shipping company who can help. For more details and to speak to the team, email [email protected] 

Please see our FAQs here and our Terms & Conditions here

Auction FAQs
Vehicle specification
  • Year 1974
  • Make Volkswagen
  • Model Beetle
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 17,561 Kilometres
  • Engine size 1915
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Country Sweden
Bidding history
2 bids
  • molesti•••• €2,000 17/06/24
  • Karmann•••• €100 17/06/24
Message C&C Auction Team

The Gallery

The safest way to buy a classic car online

Car & Classic's secure payment system protects buyers and sellers. At the end of the auction, the winning bidder transfers payment into a third-party escrow account. Once the transfer of the vehicle is complete, both parties confirm they are happy with the sale and the money is released to the seller. More about buying with us
Safe, secure payment process

About Max Bids

The max bid process allows you to bid without any hassle.

Enter your maximum bid and we will then bid on your behalf to ensure you're the highest bidder - just enough to keep you in the lead and only up until your maximum.

Anti-sniping

Car & Classic prevent auction snipers from bidding in the last seconds to win an auction.

Auctions are extended by 3 minutes if anyone bids within the last 2 minutes to allow other bidders to react and counter-bid.

Auto-bidding increments

  • If your maximum bid is equal to or below the reserve price, your maximum bid will be applied in full if you are the highest bidder.
  • If you are the highest bidder and place a maximum bid above the reserve, we will automatically put in the reserve as your first bid.
    • Once the reserve has been met, Car & Classic will make sure you are the highest bidder using only the bidding increments stated below.
    • We will keep you in the lead up until your maximum bid OR the increment closest to your maximum bid, providing your maximum bid is enough to cover the increment value.

Bid Amount Increment
€0 to €9,999 €100.00
€10,000 to €49,999 €250.00
€50,000 to €99,999 €500.00
€100,000 + €1,000.00

Automatically outbid immediately

When you place a max bid and are outbid immediately that means that another bidder has placed a max bid limit which is higher than yours.

You can bid again and we will use our automatic bid system to try and get you as the highest bidder.

Matching max bids

When there are two max bids of the same value, the one placed first remains the lead bidder.

Pre-authorisation

We may hold a pre-authorisation charge on your card until the end of the auction when the hold will be cancelled. If you win, we'll take a security deposit which counts towards the payment for the vehicle and isn't any extra cost to you.

What are pre-bids?

A pre-bid means you're able to place a bid before the official start of the auction.
You will be notified whether or not you are the highest bidder when the auction starts.

Problem with your bid

Bids are contractually binding. To help protect you, we have some rules in place if we think it's been mistyped. Please check and amend what you have entered.