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1968 Volkswagen Doon Beach Buggy


  • Assembled by a VW technician
  • High-quality Doon Buggy shell, the fifth off the production line
  • Comprehensive recent service, including a new recon 1776cc engine
  • Custom-made heavy-duty roll cage
  • Metallic purple paintwork

The Appeal

Volkswagen Beetles have always offered a fantastic prospect for modification and kit cars, and work particularly well for beach buggies and dune-crossing off-roaders. This particular example is a fine one - the shell was brand new, the fifth off the production line, and using a 1968 example - which sat around 77,700 miles - came together to make a simply excellent dune buggy.

The result is a buggy made to a high standard covering only 10 miles since assembly. The car is painted in a metallic purple, and features a custom-made heavy-duty roll cage. The car is equipped with a Bluetooth amplifier for music, and the flooring is made of coconut matting. It's an enviable spec - and should prove very popular.

History and Paperwork

  • Donor Beetle constructed in 1968
  • The shell was brand new and the fifth off the production line
  • Built by Volksmagic
  • Purchased as a rolling shell with a van full of new parts
  • It took a year for a Volkswagen technician to assemble the car
  • The car was serviced 10 miles ago
  • The mileage on the speedometer is from a donor beetle and does not reflect the true 10 miles the car has covered

The Condition

  • The Doon Buggy shell is made of high-quality, thick glass fibre
  • The buggy shell was fitted to the floor using extra thick plate metal strips
  • The floorpans and spine have been powder coated
  • The vehicle features black leather seats in the front and rear
  • The flooring is made of coconut matting
  • The car is equipped with a Bluetooth amplifier for music, with speaker wires in the front and back, but no speakers
  • The car has a custom-made heavy-duty roll cage
  • The car is painted in a metallic purple

The Mechanics

  • Manual transmission with 4 gears
  • The car features:
    • New adjustable front beam
    • New wheels and tyres
    • New brake drums
    • New stainless exhausts
    • New stainless engine cage
    • New stainless steel front bumper
    • New clutch
    • New shocks
    • New brake shoes
    • New brake pistons
    • New brake master cylinder
    • New brake pipes
    • New LED lights
    • New electric fuel pump
    • New steering wheel and boss
    • New electronic ignition distributor
    • New battery and coil
    • New fusebox
    • New genuine VW Solex carb
    • New mirrors
    • And new wheel bearings
  • The car has not been driven at top speed or hard because the engine isn't run in yet

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1968
  • Make Volkswagen
  • Model Buggy
  • Colour Purple
  • Odometer 77,719 Miles
  • Engine size 1776
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Rotherham
  • Location Yorkshire
  • Country United Kingdom

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