Volkswagen Beetle 1303 Cabriolet, 1979
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Volkswagen Beetle 1303 Cabriolet, 1979 | € 26.500,--

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VW Beetle 1303 Cabriolet, year 1979. Chassis number 1592029676, engine number AJ140256, matching numbers and colours. Colour Diamond silver metallic (colour number L97A), combined with a black leatherette interior and black carpet. Black hood and hood cover. This super original VW Beetle was sold new in Torrance, California, U.S.A. The car still displays alle the factory original decals and comes with the original booklets, one showing the original delivery stamp! The original tool set and spare wheel are also present. In the year 1992 this fantastic VW Beetle was shipped to the Netherlands; the car has known only two Dutch owners over the last 32 years. This Beautiful Volkswagen Beetle 1303 cabriolet is in a very good original condition. The bodywork and chassis are completely sound and never welded on, the car was given a professional repaint in the past. The original vinyl interior is in a very good original condition, and it did not suffer from the Californian sun. The car must have been parked in the shade or in a garage during its American years. In the Netherlands the car was garaged perfectly by true enthusiasts. This is one of the last Karmann produced VW 1303 cabriolets fitted with disc brakes on the front wheels and petrol injection. The car features 15-inch chrome wheels, additional stainless steel spot lamps at the front, a baggage rack complete with suitcase, and a perfectly working period correct Blaupunkt auto radio. This wonderful VW Beetle 1303 cabriolet shows all the original details and is a great find for the enthusiast. A very desirable classic to enjoy and drive with a party of four!

This Volkswagen is for sale at Altena Classic Service.
Price: € 26.500, -.

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The Volkswagen "Beetle" as we know the car these days was designed and developed by Ferdinand Porsche. In prewar Germany the government asked Porsche to design a car which every German inhabitant could afford. The concept was named "Kraft Durch Freude Wagen".
Ferdinand Porsche finished the design in the year 1934 and the first limited production started in the year 1938.
The KDF car was a clever and simple design which should guarantee a reliable car. And it was; the pressed steel bodywork was fitted to a platform chassis equipped with all round torsion bar sprung suspension. The engine was fitted at the rear of the car and the luggage compartment at the front. The four cylinder engine was of the boxer type and it was air-cooled.
After world war two the production started again in Wolfsburg Germany and soon the Volkswagen was sold world wide. The people nicknamed the car "Beetle" because of it's looks. The car evolved over the years, mechanically it was improved in little steps and the engines grew from 1131 cc. up to 1600 cc. in the final European production run.
In the year 1948 a Volkswagen Beetle four passenger convertible was introduced which was built by Karmann in Osnabrück Germany. This convertible was built until the European production was ceased in the year 1980.
Between the years 1949 and 1953 another Volkswagen Beetle convertible was built by Hebmüller of Germany, this was a two seater convertible. This scarce two seater convertible was built 696 times.
The Volkswagen Beetle would become a cult car in the sixties and seventies of the ninetieth century (think back of the famous 'Herbie' movies in wich a VW Beetle named 'Herbie' was playing the leading role.)
The Volkswagen Beetle is still being produced in Mexico. The cars are only available on the south American market and are fitted with a modern liquid cooled Volkswagen engine.
From 1938 on over 20 million Volkswagen Beetle's have been produced; a world record in automobile production.

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Four cylinder boxer engine
cylinder capacity: 1584 cc.
capacity: 60 bhp. at 4000 rpm.
gearbox: 4- speed, manual
top-speed: 135 km/u. - 85 mph.
weight: 890 kg.

Seller: Altena Classic Service
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