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1973 Volkswagen Fastback Mint Original Condition. For Sale

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  • £22,000 Or near offer
  • 1973
  • Rhos On Sea
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Price £22,000 Or near offer
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Volkswagen
Model Type 3
  Type 3 1600 Fastback
Year 1973
Mileage 46,200 km
Country UK
Region Wales
Town Rhos On Sea
Telephone 01634 215047
Seller's phone number is protected behind a forwarding service
Status Private
Date 17-May-2020
Ref C1213886
1973 Volkswagen Type 3 1600 Fastback LHD from a Private Collection

A rare opportunity to acquire an exceptionally original, unmolested & very desirable 1973 Volkswagen Type 3 1600 Fastback in mint condition from a private collection.

Collectors Piece! One to be cherished.

The Volkswagen Type 3 Fastback is a compact car that was manufactured by Volkswagen from 1961 to 1973. Introduced at the 1961 Frankfurt Motor show, the Type 3 was marketed as the Volkswagen 1500 and later as the Volkswagen 1600, Fastback. In 1968, the Type 3 'E' became the first German automobile in series production with electronic fuel injection (Bosch D-Jetronic) as standard equipment.

First registered for the road on 27th June 1973, with only 46,200,Kilometres with one previous owner from new, This is by far the very best example of a Volkswagen Type 3 1600 Fastback in existence to our knowledge. And being manufactured near the end of the vehicles production.

Unique in such original condition this example was supplied new to a Mr Vincent Dodd from the Department of Agriculture in Dublin Ireland. The vehicle remained in his ownership until recently when it became part of a private collection with little use until it was recommissioned recently.

Retaining all of its original paintwork, panels and original interior. A very rare find indeed and one unlikely ever to be repeated - truly remarkable!

To find an unmolested example has become very hard, but to find one that has, had just 1 careful owner, only covered 46,200 kilometres, retains all of its original panels, its original chassis, engine, gearbox, and even all of its original factory interior and accessories well that’s unheard of…………..

One of the best original engine bays we have seen on a Type 3, extremely clean with original stickers still in place.
The factory fitted engine busts into life on the turn of the key. It is apparent that this is a vehicle that has been maintained and it runs as quiet and smooth as you would expect for such an exceptional vehicle.

A joy to drive and such fun, the vehicle ill be supplied with a 12-month MOT with no advisories.


On offer is an unmolested and original Volkswagen Type 3 Fastback in amazing original condition. All the numbers match - the chassis numbers on the plates are the same as on the log book registration document and that stamped on the chassis itself. The engine number also matches that recorded on the logbook. All other original service history and documentation is present and too be kept with the vehicle.

You will have to go a long way to find a better vehicle in its outstanding original condition very close to the day it left the factory.

If you are an investor you will already know the growing importance of original un -messed with condition for classic cars. If you are an enthusiast then you will not be disappointed with this vehicle as it is perfect in almost ever detail and is exactly as it left the factory 47 years ago.

This is a very honest 47-year-old Volkswagen and would make a welcome addition to any collection.


Low mileage, condition, and originality will contribute greatly to the value of any classic car. Anybody can restore a Volkswagen Type 3 Fastback to a certain standard however you can’t make anymore-original, low ownership vehicles and so for that reason these vehicles are becoming increasingly harder to find and so any opportunity to buy one shouldn’t be missed.

For further information call Oliver
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