The Volkswagen Beetle is truly a motoring icon. Launched in 1938 as the ‘People’s Car’ it was designed to bring mobility to those of fairly modest means; the price brief to its designer, Dr Porsche, was that car had to be able to be sold for 100 Reichmarks. It remained in production in various guises all over the world for close to sixty years, and during its production life the basic concept remained unaltered – although it underwent over 70,000 identifiable modifications.
This stunning original Germany delivered example was delivered in late 1961 to the Volkswagen dealer Karl Mohr based in Kölner Düren in Germany. The Beetle has been fully restored in recent times and finished in Turquoise Green with a contrasting period-correct grey vinyl interior. The chrome work is fabulous, in fact the whole appearance of the car is very appealing. The car is said to drive very well with the more powerful 1500cc motor.
Supplied with original books, invoices and service vouchers, this is a truly delightful little early Beetle which we feel will provide a huge amount of pleasure for its lucky next owner.