• Year of manufacture 
    1978
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Silver
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - True Greats
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1
Tuesday 7 December 2010
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. These cars date from the days when German car makers earned their reputation for exceptional quality.
This 1978


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Contact Person Kontaktperson
Title 
Mr
First name 
Nick
Last name 
Wiles

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