Lot 147 - 1973 Volkswagen Beetle 1303

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Auction Autosport, NEC January 2015
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Lot Number 147
Reg. Number ATM 197L
Chassis Number 1332502329
Year 1973

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One of the 20th Century’s truly great automobiles, the Volkswagen ‘Beetle’ lived down its origin as Hitler’s ‘people’s car’, going on to become an all-time best-seller and cult classic. The Beetle was continuously up-dated from the time post-war production commenced, under British military supervision, in 1945, acquiring subtly altered coachwork, improved running gear and larger engines. One of the most significant mechanical developments occurred in 1970 when MacPherson strut front suspension was adopted on the 1302 model in place of the original swing axles, and in 1972 a major styling development saw the introduction of a wrap-around windscreen and other cosmetic changes on the 1303. There were further minor improvements made during the car’s fifth decade, by which time the Beetle was selling as much on style as practicality, and today the car continues to attract an avid following of customizers, modifiers and tuners.

Finished in blue with beige leather interior, this delightful 73’ beetle was restored in 2012. Although its external appearance remains standard, this 1973 Beetle incorporates a host of desirable enhancing modifications beneath the skin. , including the fitment of a tracker and cobra alarm system, a reversing camera and many other features. Offered with a sensible reserve, this is not to be missed.


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