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Imperial War Museum Duxford


1971 Volkswagen 1600E Variant

Estimated at £12,000 - £14,000

Lot details

Registration No: GMY 195J
Chassis No: 3412236987
MOT: November 2021

  • Previously part of the famous Dr James Hull collections and subsequently owned by Jaguar Land Rover Ltd from 2014 to 2019
  • A rare sunroof model presented in white with contrasting black interior
  • Subject to photographically documented restoration in the 90s

The Volkswagen Type 3 was introduced at the 1961 Frankfurt Motor Show and available in two-door notchback, fastback and station wagon variants. The Type 3 diversified Volkswagen’s product range beyond the existing models — the Type 1 (Beetle), Type 14 Karmann Ghia, Type 2 — while retaining their engineering principles, notably the air-cooled engine and the rear-engine, rear-wheel drive layout. A three-door estate (known as the ‘Variant’) was unveiled the following February, with the two-door ‘Fastback’ (or TL) going on sale by 1965 – with the Type 3’s engine being uprated to 1584cc and twin carburettors at the same time.

GMY 195 was previously part of the famous Dr James Hull collection, and so was subsequently purchased by Jaguar Land Rover LTD in 2014 and in their ownership for some 5 years. Presented in white with contrasting black interior and featuring a rare sunroof, this vehicle was restored in the 90s with photographic history. The vendor rates the condition of the paintwork as ‘Average’, the bodywork, engine, electrical equipment and transmission as ‘Good’, and the interior trim as ‘Excellent’. GMY 195 is offered with a collection of invoices, previous MOTs and the v5 document which shows 7 former keepers.

For more information, please contact:
Andreas Hicks


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