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Key Information

Lot number
63
Sale Price
£3,024
Make & Model
VOLKSWAGEN Beetle 1303
Registration
DTT298L
Year
1973
Colour
Engine Size
cc
Chassis No.
1332665479
Engine No.
AB873101
Documents
V5C, Workshop Manuals, Invoices.

Full Description

1973 Volkswagen Beetle 1303 Super

Comprehensive history of work done between 2014 and 2019; striking yellow colour scheme; driven to the sale; showing 25,000 miles, although unlikely that this has been the first time!


First registered in June 1973, this is a 1303 Super, a model updated with a taller windscreen and a revised front lid. The interior was improved or simplified too with new rocker switches and a slightly raised central speedo.  
Unfortunately, we have no knowledge of work done or ownership history in its early days, but it does appear to have had one registered keeper for a considerable time from 1996 until 2018, when our vendor acquired the car.  
The file of paperwork shows a considerable amount of work done to it from 2014 until 2018, costing nearly £2,000, which included new carpets, lots of new chrome, a complete front side panel, new front and rear aprons and countless seals, pipes and cables. Shortly after this work was done, it was taken for a ‘look over’ at a garage in Gloucester who were not that impressed with the work completed on the car, so they gave DTT 298L a little bit of birthday going over, and the previous garage concerned footed the bill!  
The oil was changed, the carb was cleaned out and engine tuned, all the bodywork was looked over and corrected where necessary, rear brake shoes were replaced, new wiper motor and blades were fitted, offside chassis bolts were re-fitted and the engine was removed so the clutch assembly could be correctly adjusted and fitted.  
Once the work above was all completed, it was enjoyed by its owners for a few years and is now offered at auction as a useable 1970s classic Beetle. Some attention could be made to the paintwork and maybe the interior if you are a stickler for details, but if you are after a bright yellow runabout that is always going to get you noticed, then get clicking, bid away and take her home…


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