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Lot No. 107 - 1971 Volkswagen Beetle

Sold for: £5,600

With just two same-family owner's, this staggeringly original VW shows exceptionally low mileage equating to just 625 miles per year...
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With over 21 million units sold, the Volkswagen Beetle needs little or no introduction. This particular vehicle however, a standard 1971 model with the air-cooled 1285cc engine, is certainly worthy of rather more than just a cursory glance. The car, named ‘Betsy' by the original owner, was originally purchased to travel from London to a family wedding in Wiltshire - even now this remains the longest single trip the car has ever made! Thereafter, it was used more or less exclusively to take the owner to a local cemetery to visit a family grave. This accounts for the genuine and verified low mileage of only 25,626 miles. The car has been garaged all its life and was always dried thoroughly if ever used in the rain. It has had only two ‘same-family' owners from new, only changing in 2001 to the second keeper, who is the grandson of the first owner. The car is offered with the genuine spare tyre, jack and tool kit and even comes with the oilcan that was a gift to the original owner from the retail garage. Offered with both the original keys and a very detailed service history, it is clear to anyone viewing this vehicle that it has enjoyed a luxurious low-mileage life and has been looked after like a king. The vendor assures us that the rear seats have been seldom sat in and the original condition of the vehicle throughout is testament to the incredible low use of ‘Betsy' thus far in her life. Whilst other vehicles may have had concours restorations, here is an irreplaceable ‘original' car with a full 12 month MoT test certificate. Complimented by what equates to only 625 miles per year, this Beetle has the golden combination of original condition, very low mileage and is offered today ‘Without Reserve'. Despite the 21 million beetles produced, there can only be a handful remaining in such pristine condition and low mileage and as such, this represents a rare opportunity to buy. Remember this is the first time ‘Betsy' has been offered for sale in over four decades. Don't miss your chance now...  

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KBY 714K
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