VW Beetle 1303 LS cabriolet, 1973 | € 17.900,--
Volkswagen Beetle 1303 LS cabriolet, year 1973. Coloujr dark grey metallic with a black leatherette interior and black carpet. Black convertible-hood. This VW ‘Beetle’ was sold new in the Netherlands. The car is in good driver condition and it is being sold on behalf of the current owner. The automobile was re-painted in the past and on some parts of the floor metal repairs were executed. The interior is fully original and still in beautiful condition. This VW ‘Beetle’ is ‘turn-key’ ready to enjoy and comes with a valid Dutch MOT. The enthusiast would certainly bring the car to a higher quality standard by repairing some corrosion on the left rear side, replacing the side steps and by fitting some upholstery in the boot. Improvements which this VW Beetle really deserves! Over the last three years the car was given a replacement engine and the hood was renewed. This VW Beetle is fitted with beautiful light alloy wheels. This is an original Karmann built VW ‘Beetle’, an all-time classic in a beautiful colour combination. The car is ready to be enjoyed by a family on beautiful days!
This Volkswagen is for sale at Smiths-Veglia.
Price: Euro 17.900, --.
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.
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.