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Volkswagen Beetle

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Variant name:1300 ,Derivative:MK1 (TYPE 1) ,Variant: 1300 Please Read Our Comments. This Could Be The Best Left In Existence. - Former multiple concours award winner- A truly exceptional example. The story of the Volkswagen Beetle is like no other. Sixty-six years of production, over 21 million examples manufactured, production on five continents etc. In 1933, Ferdinand Porsche designed and developed a 'volkswagen' (people's car). It needed to be a basic, affordable vehicle capable of transporting two adults and up to three children at up to 100kph (62 mph). It finally entered production in 1938 and, while it inevitably evolved over the years, the basic concept was never altered - as enduring a tribute to the genius of Dr Porsche as he could have wished for. 'WET 914K' was sold new in 1972 by the Listerdale Motor Company (part of the Gilder Group) to Raymond Clarke of Wickersley, Rotherham. Apparently his 32-year custodianship was spent improving and conserving the Beetle, whilst never deviating from the original factory specification - he reportedly took it upon himself to strip various parts of the car and reassemble them to finer tolerances and, according to his family, used to clean inside the wheel arches after every journey!
The Gilder Group purchased the Bug back from Mr Clarke's estate in 2004 in order to use it for promotional purposes in and around its 19 showrooms. This two-owner 1300 could just be 'the best and most original example still in existence'. It is certainly a multiple concours winner (numerous rosettes come with the car) and totally belies the 66,900 miles it has travelled to date - and is as 'a remarkable testament to Mr Clarke's love of his car'. The Beetle sports eye-catching Orange paintwork teamed with a Black vinyl interior and rides on smart, black-centred wheels. An unrepeatable opportunity. This car exudes charm and will provide great fun and pleasure to the next luck owner for many years.

key Facts

  • Ad ID
    301168
  • Ad type
    For sale
  • Category
    Volkswagen > Beetle
  • Vehicle sub type
    Saloon
  • Colour
    Orange
  • Registration no.
    WET914K
  • Fuel type
    Petrol
  • Gear type
    Manual
  • Year
    1972
  • Mileage
    66000 mi
  • First Reg. Date
    Apr 1972
  • Owners
    1
  • Doors
    2
  • Engine Size
    1.3
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