1977 VW Beetle

Karmann Beetle Cabriolet

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1977
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Techno Classica Essen
Essen
Germany
Saturday 2 April 2011
Motor Cars 15:00
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Estimate: €20,000 - €25,000
Registration Number: UK Registered
Chassis Number: 1582020504
Introduced in 1949, the Karmann-built Beetle Cabriolets were an extraordinarily long-lived model and the last example left the Osnabruck factory in January 1980. During the ‘70s they benefited from many improvements, notably the fitting of McPherson front struts and a larger bonnet, allowing the deletion of the front torsion bar suspension and also significantly improving luggage capacity.
They also received disc brakes, a steering rack and a fiercely efficient heater; curved windscreens and larger rear lights distinguish the exterior from earlier models. Of course, as with all VW machinery, all components, especially electrical, were built to last. The multi-layered soft top (including heated glass rear window), with superb open/close operation, is second to none. Th