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Lot 104 - 1979 Volkswagen Beetle Karmann Cabriolet

ESTIMATE £9,000- £11,000

Auction Fontwell House Goodwood Sep 2017

Lot Details

Lot Number 104
Reg. Number UK Registered
Chassis Number 159001279
Year 1979
Make Volkswagen
Model Beetle Karmann Cabriolet

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Description

One of the 20th Century’s truly great automobiles, the Volkswagen ‘Beetle’ spawned a host of derivatives, the longest enduring being the Cabriolet. A single prototype was built pre-war, but it was not until 1949 that production commenced, the bulk of which was entrusted to Karmann of Osnabruck whose four-seater Cabriolet appeared soon after the two-seater Hebmuller-built version.

Only Karmann’s would stand the test of time, outliving the saloon and remaining ever fashionable, an instantly recognisable motoring icon to this day. Mechanical changes to the Cabriolet kept pace with those of the saloon until the latter’s production began to wind down in the early 1970s.

Finished in light Brown with a beige interior and convertible hood, this beautiful VW Karman convertible in the most elegant of colour combinations showing 24,000 miles on the clock is described by the owner to be in good all-round working order, the car is offered with past mot certificates a current UK registration document and a new Mot.      

Every collection should include an iconic Beetle; this is a good example of a very desirable variant, and we are sure will provide its new owner with the true “Beetle experience”.


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