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Mini brief delivered in greece on jul '53, 100% restored, has also the authenticity certificate(stiftung automuseum volkswagen). chassis is well the engine(1953) and the split case gear box(1953) are authentic... ...the most important of all is the color....vw equipped its cabrio kaefer vehicles with ...


A 1956 VW Beetle - Oval is for sale with all parts, Hungarian registraion documents, original engine, and an extra engine. Chassis work has been cleaned, primed, and painted. For additional info and pictures please contact via email/tel.


Hard decision to make but I'm selling my '72 marathon edition beetle, it's quite unique and has a huge build list. I've owned the car for around 15 years but times and needs have changed so she now needs a new home. Brief run down below, if your serious contact me for more info. Volksworld show car winner and front cover ...


Beetle 1303 convertible 1977 15AS11/ 1600cc Car in perfect condition, matching numbers, no rust, Original 1600cc, disc brakes, fully services. Original european car, Black color(original), beige hood, beige interior. In the last two years: New floors, new paint, new hood, new interior, brakes renewed, four new wings, ...


Here we have my beautiful VW Beetle for sale. She is a 1971 1300cc in excellent condition. Finished in Gentien Blue with a cream interior. ( quite a rare colour) She was bought and owned for many years by an old Lady in Edinburgh who drove her every day for years. The original bill of sale is included along with the service ...


This VW beetle based ‘Dune buggy’ a style inspired by Californian surf culture vehicles was built on a GB Ultra Californian kit produced in the uk by John Cullen of Birmingham. Approximately 50 copies of the kit were produced between 1969-1977, a much smaller number than the American Meyers Manx and its many imitators, ...


1966 Volkswagen Beetle in Yellow with Black Interior, Cassette Player, 4 Speed Manual Transmission, Interior and Headliner Like New, In 2014 a New 1600cc Long Block Single Port Engine Was Installed and Has Only Been Drive 2,000 Miles. Extensive Service Records, Original Two Owner Black Plate California Car. Showing 57,724 ...

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VW Beetle | Convertible | Restored | 1973 Highlights: • Extensively restored • Serviced for 20 years by the same garage • Black soft top Extensively restored VW Beetle Cabriolet This Beetle comes from a true enthusiast who has always treated the car with great care. This classic car has been extensively ...


1969 Vw Beetle 1500 deluxe, mechanically sound and rust free, 12 months MOT (even though its exempt) front lowered on drop spindles with standard ball joint disk brake front beam, underside stone guarded and inside soundproofing, seats in good condition, new door cards fitted but no headliner. Engine refreshed 2 years ...


For Sale 1972 Beetle Marathon steel wheels with original hub Caps. These are all refurbished and painted inside and out with original VW silver. These wheels were specifically fitted to the Marathon Beetle extremely rare and original. All 4 Hub caps are in good condition. Buyer must collect NN6 7AS

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A brief history of the Volkswagen Beetle

The Volkswagen Beetle, officially known as the Type 1, was produced from 1938-2003 by Volkswagen. The need for a ‘People’s Car’ was part of Adolf Hitler’s plan for Germany, he wanted a cheap, mass-produced vehicle.

In April of 1934, Hitler requested Ferdinand Porsche develop the ‘Volkswagen’, literally translating to People’s Car. The car had to be able to sustain cruising on Germany’s Autobahn and be simple to maintain and easy to produce.

Pre-WWII Production:

Before the outbreak of war in Europe the KDF wagon began production. Kraft Durch Freude the official leisure activity department of the Nazi party was abbreviated for the model, the abbreviation means Strength Through Joy.

Around 210 KdF-Wagens were built before civilian production was halted and the Type 1 production line was converted for military production.

Wartime Production:

During WWII a handful of KdF-wagen models were produced, mainly for the Nazi elite. The first convertible model being delivered to Adolf Hitler himself. The majority of production during the war, however, was focused on military vehicles including the Kommandeurswagen, a four-wheel-drive version of the Type 1.

Post War:

Thanks to British Army Officer – Major Ivan Hirst, Type 1 production began again and by 1946 the factory, now in the renamed Wolfsburg, was producing 1000 cars per month. The First 1785 Volkswagen Beetles were built in 1945.

50s Models:

Several changes were made to the beetle during the 1950s, the rear window of the original cars evolved from a split oval to a full oval window, an increase in engine displacement that increased power from 30bhp to 36bhp.

By 1956 the Beetle received its now-iconic twin-chrome tailpipes and models destined for North America were fitted with taller bumpers and tubular over-rider bars.

60s Models:

1960s models received a front anti-roll bar to improve handling along with a hydraulic steering damper. Power increased to 40bhp and in 1962 for the first time, the Beetle was available with a fuel level gauge.

In 1965 the biggest change to date was made to the Beetle. Most of the body pressing tools were received which allowed for significantly larger windows. The result was an airier, modern appearing car.

By 1967 you could buy a Volkswagen Beetle with a 1500cc engine and over 50hp, redesigned rear suspension and a 12-volt electrical system.

70s Models:

The 1970s brought more development for the humble Volkswagen beetle, the Super beetle 1302/1302S allowed for the fitment of MacPherson strut front suspension and even more refinements to the experience of owning and driving a beetle.

Production Around The World:

The beetle was hit around the world, and production took place in Mexico, Brazil, South Africa and Australia to name just a few places. The longest-standing being Mexico, where the production of the Type 1 Beetle ended in 2003.

By the end of production, the beetle was available with fuel-injected electronically controlled engines and still continues to be used every day thanks to their reliability and dependability.

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