The Volkswagen Beetle was produced from 1938 until 2003. With over 21 million manufactured in an air-cooled, rear-engined, rear-wheel drive configuration, it is the longest-running and most-manufactured car of a single design platform anywhere in the world. During the 1950’s, the car was modified progressively; the most obvious visual changes being the rear windows. Towards the end of 1964, the height of the side windows and windscreen grew slightly, giving the cabin a less pinched look which coincided with the introduction of a very slightly curved ‘panoramic’ windscreen. The same body appeared throughout 1966, with a 1300cc engine in place of the 1200cc engine; it was only in the 1973 model Super Beetle that it displayed an obviously curved windscreen. It has been regarded as something of a ‘cult’ car since its 1960’s association with the hippie movement and surf culture. The Beetle has made numerous appearances in Hollywood films; most notably Disney’s ‘The Love Bug’ comedy series from 1968 to 2005, starring as a pearl-white, 1963 Beetle – racing number 53 – called ‘Herbie’.
This stunning 1972 Volkswagen Beetle 1300 is presented in really nice original condition. Offered from the estate of a significant private collector of many cars, motorcycles and military vehicles, unlike many others this Beetle has clearly not been modified or customised, rather kept in factory specification and maintained. Finished in silver with a black leatherette interior, this is a great starter classic and we are sure will be huge fun to drive and own.