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1973 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE
REGISTRATION NO: UPD 7M
First Registered: 1973
Registration No: UPD 7M
MOT: Not Required
Although designed in the 1930s, the Beetle was only produced in significant numbers from 1945 on, when the model, called the Volkswagen Type 1, and marketed simply as the Volkswagen. Later models were designated Volkswagen 1200, 1300, 1500, 1302 or 1303, the former three indicating engine displacement, the latter two derived from the type number. The model became widely known in its home country as the Käfer, German for "beetle", and was later marketed as such in Germany, and as the Volkswagen in other countries. It ultimately gave rise to variants, including the Karmann Ghia and Type 2. The Beetle marked a significant trend, led by Volkswagen, Fiat, and Renault, whereby the rear-engine, rear-wheel drive layout increased from 2.6 percent of continental Western Europe's car production in 1946 to 26.6 percent in 1956.
In the 1999 Car of the Century competition, to determine the world's most influential car in the 20th century, the Type 1 came fourth, after the Ford Model T, the Mini, and the Citroën DS.
This example is being sold from a deceased estate. The car has had 2 owners from new, the last owner for about 40 years and her husband was a VW/Audi retailer. The 40,700 mileage is believed to be correct (8,913 plus original speedo 31,787, included). The car comes with the original logbook, service book, handbooks, and V5. It also comes with what are thought to be the original keys, and a period wooden slatted roof rack. A cut off switch has been fitted inside the glovebox.
The car has not been driven since last MoT in 2010, and has been standing in a garage since. The vendor states that it would certainly need some attention to be roadworthy. The images were taken 9/10 years ago and the car has been stored and unmaintained since.
Offered without reserve.
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