1975 Volkswagen 1303 Beetle

Highlights

  • Full bare metal restoration in 2015
  • Garaged since restoration with only 500 miles covered
  • Impressive history file with receipts and photos
  • Brand new interior and full respray

The Appeal


The most iconic car to ever roll out of Germany, the Beetle's enduring appeal is the stuff of legend. These mechanically simple, curvy and cute little cars have become synonymous with generations of free-spirited living - and a good example is still highly clamoured for. 

This Beetle has been meticulously restored, with a full bare metal restoration completed in 2015 by a professional garage, costing over £20,000. The car has been garaged and has only covered 500 miles since, ensuring it remains in very good condition.

The two-tone blue and cream colour scheme suits the car down to the ground, with a charming retro milieu that's sure to appeal to any enthusiast. Additionally, the car features a few modern bits and bobs to keep it as practical as a classic can be - including a front brake disc conversion and the fitting of USB sockets to the interior.



History and Paperwork

  • Registered in 1975
  • MOTs from 2012 to 2018 (MOT expired and car has not been out of storage since 2018)
  • Purchased in 2014 and underwent a full bare metal restoration in 2015
  • Receipts and photos for full restoration in 2015
  • Work completed by a professional garage/bodyshop with over £20,000 spent on work and new parts
  • Has been garaged since the restoration and has only completed 500 miles
  • Currently indicates 20,909 miles



The Condition

  • Full respray by professional bodyshop in 2015
  • Full refurbishment means there is no rust, lovely interior, and beautiful two-tone paint
  • Small dent to front offside wheel arch (damaged in storage)
  • Glasswork and lenses look in sound order
  • Underside is solid
  • Brand new upholstery
  • Some modifications including a retro-style radio and USB sockets
  • Dashboard is clean and very well-kept
  • We understand all instruments are in good order
  • Complete with drinks holder



The Mechanics

  • 1,600cc H4 powerplant
  • Manual transmission with 4 gears
  • Engine rebuilt in 2015 and has only covered 500 miles since then
  • Restoration included front disc brake conversion
  • We're not aware of any mechanical issues throughout the car



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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1975
  • Make Volkswagen
  • Model Beetle
  • Colour Multicolour
  • Odometer 20,909 Miles
  • Engine size 1600
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town West Malling
  • Location Kent
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
7 bids from 5 bidders
  • d-murph•••• £4,000 20/06/24
  • The Dan•••• £3,200 19/06/24
  • bevsis £3,000 19/06/24
  • MrBAH1 £2,500 19/06/24
  • bevsis £2,000 19/06/24
  • MrBAH1 £1,250 19/06/24
  • dhiraj-•••• £1,100 19/06/24

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