Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1973
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Lot No: 316
1973 Volkswagen Beetle 1300
Registration no. TBC
Chassis no. 1132838769
Engine no. AB926138
One of the 20th Century's truly great automobiles, the Volkswagen 'Beetle' lived down its origin as Hitler's 'people's car' to become an all-time best-seller and cult classic. Designed by Dr. Ferdinand Porsche as a means of providing mass transportation, it wasn't until 1945 that Beetle production began in full swing. By the time European production ceased in 1974 a staggering 21,000,000-plus Beetles of all types had been made and they continued rolling off the line in countries like Mexico until recently. The Beetle was continuously up-dated from the time post-war production commenced, under British military supervision, in 1945, acquiring subtly altered coachwork, improved running gear and larger engines, but fundamentally remained the same car for the next 30 years or more.
The original 1100cc version gave way to a 1300 then 1500s by the mid 1960s, gaining more power , 12-volt ele