1302 S Beetle - uncompleted project
First registered August 1971
Sadly I have decided it is time to part with Rosie. She has been an ongoing project for too many years for various long and complex reasons (nothing to do with the Beetle itself). I don’t have the skills to complete her myself but she should be a relatively easy project for someone who does, and will be a beautiful car when finished. I am very sad not to see her finished and be able to drive her, but practicality dictates that I should put the funds elsewhere.
All work to date has been carried out by a Classic VW specialist (details can be provided if required) and is detailed below.
She is currently a rolling shell, but to my knowledge everything is present (boxed) to complete her (although you may choose to replace some items!)
The only things I am aware that are missing are the front seats and the rear windscreen glass, but they should still be at the garage who was looking after her and I will just need to arrange for them to be located and collected.
She also comes with new (boxed) running boards and a complete set of new rubber window seals.
Price reflects the investment that has gone into her to date.
UK-registered cars and motorbikes on Car & Classic are run through an online HPI check. On the HPI report, this vehicle shows no insurance database markers for damage or theft and has no finance owing.
V5 present in my name.
Replacement of the following (including all necessary welding):
Frame head bottom plate
Rear quarter reinforcement panel (left and right)
Bumper bracket support LHS
Wings, bonnet and boot lid
She is currently painted in a 2 pack paint (the lovely custard yellow colour shown in the pictures). She was originally white when I purchased her. The V5 has her recorded as “beige”.
She looks a little dirty in the pictures. Sadly the garage stored her outside for a period of time after the restoration work was completed, so much of what can be seen in the pictures is muck that would wash off, or surface grime. There are hints of rust showing on some of the seams (and the corner / bottom of one door, as these have only been painted in primer) but to my knowledge she is still solid and should need relatively little preparation work to get her ready for her top coat, which was meant to be the next stage of her restoration.
As a project, the interior is currently non existent, although everything that was removed has been boxed.
Rear seats are pretty shabby and would benefit from being recovered.
There is also a brand new boxed radio which was going to be fitted when she was completed which I am happy to include if wanted.
The engine is present although it has not been run for many years (this has always been dry stored).