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Sold for: £11,475
Built in very small numbers before and during World War II, the Beetle literally rose from the ashes of Volkswagen's bombed-out Wolfsburg factory to become an instant success in Europe, Britain, America and virtually every other country in the world. Like its contemporaries, the Mini, Citroën 2CV, Renault 4, and the Fiat 500, the Beetle has long outlasted predictions of its lifespan. It has come to be regarded as something of a 'cult' car since its 1960's association with the hippie movement and 'surf culture', and the obvious attributes of its unique and quirky design along with its low price. Part of the Type 1's popularity is attributed to it being one of a few cars with an accessible, air-cooled, horizontally opposed engine, and the consequent ease of repair and modification, as opposed to more complex water-cooled engines. The original flat-four had fewer than 200 moving parts making it very easy to maintain. This fine right-hand drive Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet was purchased by our vendor as a gift for his wife two years ago. The Baby Blue paintwork is in excellent condition throughout displaying no signs of rust on any of the bodywork panels. The interior has been re-trimmed with half Brown / half Stone Porsche Boxter seats to give some extra comfort and the mohair roof looks as new. The cool look is completed by a set of five-blade Porsche Fuchs alloy wheels. We understand that the car has always been stored in a warm dry garage whilst in our vendor's possession which might go some of the way to explaining its splendid condition. The quality of this Beetle's paintwork and general finish suggest that it has been the subject of a lot of capable attention in the past and we would imagine that it's had some fresh paint in the past 37 years but, it's a Beetle, with nothing to hide and nowhere to hide it and looks fabulous. Supplied with an MOT until 8th July 2017 and a UK V5c, this cheeky little car provides excellent classic car ownership at an affordable level. This is the perfect car to take to next year's 'BugJam' at Santapod!