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1973 Volkswagen Beetle 1300cc

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  • Comprehensive service in June 2023
  • Solid bodywork with recent underseal treatment
  • Equipped with wide 5 wheels and moon hubcaps
  • Genuine Volkswagen mudflaps and new window seals
  • Electronic ignition and new heat exchangers

The Appeal

The 'People's Car' - the Volkswagen Beetle 1300cc is the definition of a classic - a pop culture icon that's proven versatile, reliable and near-unbeatable for sheer social impact. Born from a dark time in Germany's history, the Beetle has become one of the world's best-loved cars.

This particular example has been well cared for, with recent underseal treatment to the solid bodywork and a comprehensive service in June 2023. With a pleasant red livery and much of the car's original; character intact, this newly-serviced classic is bound to become a beloved part of any enthusiast's fleet.

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History and Paperwork

  • Built in 1973
  • Originally painted white - repainted to current livery in 2000
  • The DVLA records 8 previous keepers
  • In current ownership since December 2022
  • Serviced in June 2023
  • MOT exempt 

The Condition

  • Solid bodywork with recent underseal treatment
  • No signs of any dents or dings
  • Red paintwork is still bright with minimal signs of wear
  • Equipped with wide 5 wheels with plenty of tread left on the tyres (around 6.5mm all round)
  • Carrying 'Moon' caps which really suit the car's character
  • New window seals
  • Cabin in good order with minimum signs of wear
  • Seats carry light sagging, but no rips or tears
  • Dashboard in good order
  • All features are in working order, including heaters, windscreen wash/wipers

The Mechanics

  • 1300cc H4 engine
  • 4-speed manual transmission
  • Electronic ignition
  • Brand new Car Tune taper exhaust tips
  • Volkswagen mudflaps
  • New heat exchangers
  • Recent service in June 2023 included:
    • New spark plugs and plug leads
    • Oil filter cleaning
    • Oil change
    • Transaxle oil change
    • Timing set
    • Mixture set
    • New air filter
    • New fuel line, filter and eve resto fuel filter mount fitted on the box
  • Car has always been kept in the garage, according to the vendor
  • We understand this to be a very reliable car
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1973
  • Make Volkswagen
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 73,000 Miles
  • Engine size 1285
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Location Derbyshire
  • Country United Kingdom

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