1973 VW Beetle

1303

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1973
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Chassis number 
    1342000860
  • Lot number 
    51
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Original condition
  • Interior colour 
    Beige
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Green
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Registration : French papers

- Time-defying model
- Excellent unrestored condition
- Car delivered in French market, comes with full history

It is no longer necessary to present the Beetle. It was the first car made by Volkswagen, whose name means “people’s car”. Designed by the Austrian engineer Ferdinand Porsche, the model would be produced from 1938 until 2003. Her long career and world-wide distribution are unique in the statistics of car manufacturing. In 1972, with 21 529 464 cars sold worldwide, the Beetle broke the previous record for a single model, held by the Ford T. Originally fitted with a 985 cc engine with an output of 25 bhp, the Beetle would evolve with successive, always prudent, increases of engine capacity, finally reaching 1584 cc and 50 bhp in 1972.

The model which we are presenting is easily distinguishable from previous generations, in particular because of its wrap-around curved windscreen in place of the characteristic flat screen used until 1972. It is a 1303 version, first delivered to Madame Leprat in August 1973 by the VW concessionaire Unimotor in Bagneux. Initially subject to a leasing agreement, the car finally became Mme Leprat’s property in April 1977. The registration number was then changed to 4313 DG 92 and this is engraved on the windows and inscribed in the central register of marked cars. The history of this car is totally clear as it comes with all documents including the leasing contract and final purchase deed, still in their original envelopes, the certificate of provisional registration, the homologation certificate with its red band, as well as all the maintenance manuals and service records, stamped by the concessionaire Volkswagen Unimotor in Bagneux. Mme Leprat carefully kept all the maintenance invoices spanning 30 years and these appear to back up the current odometer reading of 45 894 km. One can tell at a glance that this car has always been carefully looked after. Everything is original. The moosmetallic paintwork is very well preserved and the interior is impeccable. Our extended road test confirmed that all aspects of the car function correctly. It is virtually impossible today to find one of these cars in such excellent, unmolested condition and with such a full history file.

This car will be sold during an auction sale organized by AGUTTES Auction House.
It will take place in Paris, at the Espace Champerret, France, on March the 17th, 2019.
The digital catalog is available on our website
https://www.aguttes.com/html/infos.jsp?id=96052&&setLng=en
Please contact us for any further details.
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