ago16 days ago
This lovely car really has to be seen to be appreciated.
It was originally registered in Buckinghamshire on 13th September 1962 and retains its original registration number. DVLA records show six subsequent keepers, details of whom are set out in a search report included in the extensive history file.
In 2009/10 a sympathetic restoration of the car's structure was undertaken in which the original colour, and the original suspension and braking systems were retained. In early 2012 it passed to another enthusiast owner who continued the restoration process over the next few years and brought the car to the condition it's in today. Whilst continuing to keep the basic originality of the car ( ride height, track, and brakes are all still as standard ) many improvements have been made to it's appearance and driveability. These included a complete new interior,12v conversion still charged by dynamo, LED dipping headlamps, period front and rear fog lights and reversing light, additional instrumentation, new recoil front and static lap rear seat belts, and a skilfully installed DAB radio/Cd/MP3 player tucked away in the glove box. All the new electrical equipment works as it should and the changes were made with skill and due regard to the car's originality, using high quality components throughout.
The engine was replaced with a reconditioned 1192cc unit and the gearbox was fully reconditioned.
The history file is substantial and includes invoices for many thousands of pounds from reputable suppliers of quality parts.
This car is a beautiful example of an early Beetle which always draws favourable attention wherever it goes but is also an extremely practical and useable vehicle, indeed the history shows that it has covered some 12000 miles in the last four years. It is truly a credit to the enthusiastic owners who completed the restoration.
The current MOT runs until 26th August 2017and has no advisories.
ago3 days ago