Lot 394

1972 Volkswagen Beetle

Sold for £8,550

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: CEG 835K
Chassis No: 1122042863
MOT: August 2024

  • UK-supplied car presented in the lovely shade of Marina Blue with contrasting Black interior
  • Subject to extensive works over the last 2 years, including a 1600cc upgrade
  • Showing 59,720 miles on the odometer ATOC

Along with the Ford Model T, Citroen 2CV, and original Mini, the Volkswagen Beetle is generally recognised as being one of the elite pack of pop motoring icons. Conceived in the small Stuttgart design office of Dr. Ferdinand Porsche, the air-cooled, rear-engined 'People's Wagon', sponsored by the new German Chancellor, one Adolf Hitler before the outbreak of War, and resurrected by the British Army Major Ivan Hirst as part of the Allies post-war rebuilding of bombed-out German industry, went on to clock up a 21 million world record production milestone. The 1302 and 1303 'Super Beetles' saw the final development of the Beetle, and in many ways, they were the best. To the casual observer, the 1970 Beetle looked similar to previous models, the 1302 and 1303 ‘Super’ Beetles were the most radical reworks of the car during its long life. MacPherson strut front suspension was adopted, which allowed more front boot space and improved handling. The struts also allowed space for front disc brakes to be fitted from the factory.

This rather charming UK-supplied Volkswagen Beetle was first registered on November 1st 1971, and is presented in beautiful VW Marina Blue with a contrasting Black interior. Little is known of the car’s early history, but this well looked after car has been subject to extensive works over the last two years.

In August 2021, the car was sent to specialists Superstar Industries for an electric washer system, new blade bumpers, the heated rear screen wired-in, a new bamboo storage shelf fitted and a new stereo and speaker system fitted with ‘minimal disturbance to existing vehicle body’. In December that year, the car would return to Superstar for the existing 1200cc engine to be upgraded to a 1600cc unit. Various tinware was painted to match, replacement heat exchangers and a new rear exhaust section were fitted, the distributor overhauled, the engine serviced and replacement spark plugs were fitted along with new HT leads, distributor cap, points and condenser, rotor arm, oil filter, fuel hoses and fluids. The carburettor was then removed, stripped and cleaned, the tappets adjusted, a replacement polished alloy crank pulley and chromed alternator pulley fitted, the alternator replaced and the vehicle Waxoyled.

In 2022 the car would return to Superstar. In February, the engine was cleaned, the upper engine disassembled, replacement oil cooler and new seals and the timing checked. In March, a replacement carburettor and tuning and in May the rear main oil seal was replaced which entailed the engine, flywheel and clutch being removed, the components de-greased, oil-seal being installed and everything re-fitted.

With a ‘no advisories’ MOT valid until 28th August 2024 and now showing 59,720 miles on the odometer, included with the vehicle is a history file containing a large collection of invoices dating back to 2011. Also present, is a large collection of previous MOT certificates, a ‘Getting to Know Your VW’ flyer and the current V5C document.

For more information, please contact:
Andreas Hicks


All successful bids must be paid in full by midday the day after the auction at the latest.

You can collect your new pride and joy from our venue until 1pm the day following the sale or our partners are on hand to help arrange safe transportation:


Auction: 30th Anniversary Sale at The Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire, 20th Sep, 2023

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Tuesday 19th September 2023 from 1pm to 8pm
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