1974 VW Beetle

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1974
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    1542725711
  • Engine number 
    A5140861
  • Lot number 
    340
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Black
  • Interior brand colour 
    Cream
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Black
  • Gearbox 
    Manual

Description

The story of the Beetle is well known; it was initially designed to provide cheap transport for the hard working German masses. 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. The model evolved through various facelifts and numerous mechanical changes - there were more than 70,000 identifiable modifications - and it provided a platform for other models, including commercial vehicles and sporting derivatives such as those by Karmann-Ghia. It was this constant development and attention to detail which allowed the Beetle to maintain its position, and as production raced past the 15,000,000 mark, the Beetle went on to be crowned 'The Best Selling' car of all time.

This charming Volkswagen Beetle Convertible has been owned by our vendor since 1991. The car was restored by a respected VW specialist in 1992 and was then sympathetically driven for 8 years. Between 2000 and 2016, the car has been in storage and it now requires restoration. Offered without reserve, this Beetle features a very rare semi-automatic gearbox, immobiliser and the engine is reported to turn over.

Presented in black with cream interior, we feel this right-hand drive convertible would make an ideal project for the VW enthusiast, as a blank canvas for their dream Beetle. We encourage all prospective bidders to come and inspect the car in the flesh at the auction. Buyers should be aware that the number plate 64MRR is included with the sale of this vehicle and the car is sold strictly as seen.

 

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