Lot 231 - 1978 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet

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ESTIMATE £7,000 - £9,000-

Auction Blenheim Palace July 2015
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Lot Number 231
Reg. Number Italian Registered
Chassis Number 1582017469
Year 1978

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Introduced in 1949, the Karmann-built Beetle Cabriolet was an extraordinarily long-lived model, with the last example leaving the Osnabruck factory in January 1980. During the 1970s they benefited from many improvements, notably the fitting of McPherson front struts and a larger bonnet, allowing the removal of the front torsion bar suspension and also, significantly, improved luggage capacity.

They also received disc brakes, a steering rack and a fiercely efficient heater; curved windscreens and larger rear lights distinguish the exterior from earlier models.

Of course, as with all VW machinery, every component, especially those electrical, was built to last. The multi-layered soft top (including heated glass rear window), with superb open/close operation, is second to none. These cars date from the days when German car makers earned their reputation for exceptional quality.

The cabriolet that we are offering today is in black colour body and a red roof cloth; the interior is in red and black. It is equipped with a 1,192cc engine. A good opportunity to acquire one of the most iconic cars of all time.

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