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911 Forge Lane Moorlands Trading Estate Saltash Devon Cornwall

PL12 6LX

1973 VW Beetle 1303 S Karmann Cabriolet LHD For Sale

£21,995 As stated

Price £21,995As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Volkswagen
Model Beetle
Year 1973
Mileage 62,694 Miles
Country United Kingdom
Region Devon
Status Trade
Ref C1488226
US supplied in 1973, this 1303 S Karmann Cabriolet Beetle arrived in the UK from Texas in 1990. It has changed hands only once since then, in 2006.

There is a comprehensive photo album showing significant restoration work carried out by Coventry-based VW specialists, House of Haselock. There is no paperwork for this restoration, so the exact date is unknown, although it would appear it was soon after the Beetle’s arrival from the USA. The work included extensive fabrication, welding and new panels, removing areas of corrosion and weakness.

There are detailed invoices from Westside Motors VW specialists from early 2000 showing several thousands of pounds worth of maintenance. It seems they are also responsible for installing the reconditioned engine in June 2001, a VEGE unit (period correct 1, 600cc 50 bhp non-USA).

They refurbished the interior in beige vinyl and replaced the hood in a pale sandy colour. A wood-rimmed Moto-Lita steering wheel with EMPI horn push a gear knob finish the look and a modern JVC radio/ CD player has been fitted too.

Further paperwork documents ongoing maintenance until a private sale in August 2006.

Shortly afterwards, the Beetle received a new look, with a fresh coat of paint in soft white.

The new owners continued with the general upkeep. There are MOT certificates, invoices and tax discs, plus paperwork for plus some time declared SORN/ off-road.

Recently, the Beetle has enjoyed a refresh here in the Williams Crawford restoration department. Work included an engine service with new rear main seal, various new brake pipes and fuel lines, fuel tank flush, 4 new wheel bearings, new rear shock absorbers, new driveshaft CV boots and a new battery amongst other things. We also cleaned down the underside, rectified a couple of small areas of corrosion and applied new underseal. This was carried out in January 2022 at a cost of approximately £4, 500.

This classic air-cooled icon is all set for new adventures.

Please note: The odometer fitted is not the original.

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