VW Beetle


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Volkswagen 'Beetle' 1303 LS Cabriolet
Coachwork by Karmann
Registration no. not UK registered
Chassis no. 1582044252

Finished in Diamond Silver with black interior, hood, and tonneau cover, this superb Beetle Cabriolet was delivered new in May 1978 via Parkhouse VW, Newbury to its first owner, Mr Donald Wheeler, who kept it in his heated garage. It is one of very few factory-built right-hand drive Beetle Cabriolets, and benefits from all the late-model improvements. The car is original and un-restored, the radio and alarm being the only non-standard additions.

In 1995, this Beetle featured in VolksWorld magazine (September edition, copy on file), its 'as new' appearance and circa 4,000 miles from new being confirmed by the editor. In 1996 (at 4,490 miles) Mr Wheeler sold the car, which passed via Wykehams Ltd of Fulham to its next owner, Mr Graham Williams, who had added a further 4,500 miles to the total by 2010 when he offered it for sale at a UK auction. The current vendor purchased the Beetle at that sale. Presented in generally excellent condition, this beautiful and highly desirable car comes complete with its original instruction book, service booklet and two sets of keys, and is offered with a comprehensive history file containing numerous bills, a V5C Registration Certificate, and a substantial quantity of MoTs (most recent expired 2010).