Engine Number: AD443485
Build Date: 08/1972
Odometer Reading: 73575 Miles Showing
Here’s a very clean and tidy example of the iconic VW Beetle.
Comes in aqua blue with black trim, automatic, period chrome roof rack and striking good looks…you can’t go wrong.
A very useable investment, club car.
We’ve had a lot of Beetles through the door but not in this condition.
Designed by Dr. Ferdinand Porsche as mass transportation for a heavily industrialised nation in the mid-1930s, the Volkswagen entered production in 1939 but it wasn’t until 1945 that Beetles began rolling off the line at Wolfsburg in large numbers. By 1975, the Beetle had surpassed the Model T’s incredible total of 15 million cars and ultimately remained in production until very recently – testimony to the qualities inherent in Dr. Porsche’s original design. Development of the Beetle was continuous, the original 1100cc model giving way to 1300 and 1500 versions in the mid-1960s with the extra power matched by an all-synchro gearbox. Big news in 1970 was the radical – for Volkswagen at any rate – move away from the torsion bar front suspension found on earlier models to McPherson struts, along with the standardisation of a double-jointed back axle. These ‘Super Beetle’ 1302/1302S models (with 44bhp 1300cc and 50bhp 1500cc engines respectively) had vastly improved handling whilst retaining the traditional Beetle virtues of reliability, excellent build quality and fuel economy. Front disc brakes became an option on the 1302 (they were standard on the 1302S) but the rest of the Beetle remained largely unchanged.
To protect your investment vehicle bidders should consider at a minimum replacement of fuel, oil, fluids, filters and thorough brake inspection as vehicles may have been stationary for some time. Vehicles are sold as is off the floor – unregistered. No warranty expressed or implied, sold with all or any faults, and where applicable sold with Australian Government Import Approval.