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1973 VW Super Beetle Cabriolet LHD
1973 VW Super Beetle Cabriolet LHD
IMG_8875 1973 VW Super Beetle Cabriolet LHD IMG_8872 1973 VW Super Beetle Cabriolet LHD IMG_8873 1973 VW Super Beetle Cabriolet LHD IMG_8876 1973 VW Super Beetle Cabriolet LHD IMG_8877 1973 VW Super Beetle Cabriolet LHD IMG_8878 1973 VW Super Beetle Cabriolet LHD IMG_8879 1973 VW Super Beetle Cabriolet LHD IMG_8880 1973 VW Super Beetle Cabriolet LHD IMG_8881 1973 VW Super Beetle Cabriolet LHD IMG_8882 1973 VW Super Beetle Cabriolet LHD


Lot Number: 427
Result inc Premium: £5,400
  • V5 Present
  • MoT Exempt
  • Chassis number: 1532910529
Tempting as it is to believe that Volkswagen Beetles remained the same throughout the model's very long life, VW continuously improved the cars ‑ just not so that it was necessarily that noticeable from the outside. The 1303 Super was arguably the high point of the Type 1's development, with McPherson strut front suspension, a larger, panoramic windscreen, chunky 'elephant foot' tail‑lamps and a modernised, more safety‑conscious dashboard. They also sported a more powerful 1584cc engine.

It is believed this left‑hand drive example, manufactured in June 1973, originally went to the United States, although there's no paperwork confirming this. At that point it was black. It came to the UK in 1983. Within the few years, it has received a considerable amount of work, to transform it into the stylish blue and white convertible it is now. The smart black and white 14in alloy wheels were refurbished in 2015 at a cost of £422. During 2017 and 2018, the Beetle was extensively rebuilt at a cost of several thousands when, presumably, it was given its current metallic blue and white two‑tone colour scheme. The bills from this period include a 1641cc engine upgrade (£1300), Weber dual carburettor kit (£499), gearbox rebuild, alternator upgrade, front disc brake upgrade, new steering box, fresh carpets and trim (£530) and re‑upholstered seats.

Still comparatively fresh from such a lot of work, the Beetle is in very good condition inside and out.
Tempting as it is to believe that Volkswagen Beetles remained the same throughout the model's very long life, VW continuously improved the cars - just not so that it was necessarily that noticeable from the outside. The 1303 Super was arguably the high point of the Type 1's development, with McPherson strut front suspension, a larger, panoramic windscreen, chunky 'elephant foot' tail-lamps and a modernised, more safety-conscious dashboard. They also sported a more powerful 1584cc engine. It is believed this left-hand drive example, manufactured in June 1973, originally went to the United States, although there's no paperwork confirming this. At that point it was black. It came to the UK in 1983. Within the few years, it has received a considerable amount of work, to transform it into the stylish blue and white convertible it is now. The smart black and white 14in alloy wheels were refurbished in 2015 at a cost of £422. During 2017 and 2018, the Beetle was extensively rebuilt at a cost of several thousands when, presumably, it was given its current metallic blue and white two-tone colour scheme. The bills from this period include a 1641cc engine upgrade (£1300), Weber dual carburettor kit (£499), gearbox rebuild, alternator upgrade, front disc brake upgrade, new steering box, fresh carpets and trim (£530) and re-upholstered seats. Still comparatively fresh from such a lot of work, the Beetle is in very good condition inside and out.
  • V5 Present
  • Chassis number: 1532910529
Result inc Premium: £5,400

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