Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1958
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    2161968
  • Engine number 
    AB139074
  • Lot number 
    601
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Flint Grey
  • Interior brand colour 
    Red Leather
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

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- UK-supplied on the 28th November 1958 in right-hand drive and now presenting superbly
- Restored by Beetle specialists Type-2 Detectives for Channel 4's "For the Love of Cars" in 2015
- Bought by our vendor Asif Ansari who has generously donated cars bought from the TV show in the past
- Subject to a body-off restoration, diamond quilted interior and finished in VW Flint Grey 
- Further works by Type-2 Detectives include a new 1.6ltr petrol engine and new front disc brakes
- All sale proceeds, including premium, to the Brain Tumour Research Trust, Birmingham.
This very special Beetle was first registered on the 28th November 1958 and the car was to lead an unremarkable life until it was discovered by classic car restorer and TV presenter, Ant Anstead. for the acclaimed Channel 4 series "For the Love of Cars" in 2014. Subjected to a full bare metal restoration, the Beetle, like other cars on the TV show, were put up for auction on the 10th January. Our vendor Asif Ansari was to purchase three cars that day; an Aston Martin DBS, a Saab, which he gave to Silverstone Auctions to sell in July 2017 with proceeds to charity and the Beetle. The car was to have a further £15,000 worth of work at marque specialist' Type 2 Detectives' which included the fitting of standard suspension, a new 1.6-litre petrol engine, and front disc brakes.The Beetle caught the attention of Asif during the 2015 sale as it reminded him of his late brother, Abid, a photograph of Abid sitting on the family's yellow Beetle can be seen in the gallery of images to the right. Abid was to sadly pass away due to a brain tumour in 2003 and in memory of his brother, Asif will donate the whole proceeds, and we, our buyer's premium, to the Brain Tumour Research Centre, Birmingham.