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VW Beetle Convertible, Ex show car,cover car, 1971, stunning, barn find, kitcar

Sale price: £3,700.00 make an offer
Last update: 02.03.2014

Car location: Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Aston Martin
Model: Beetle
Year: 1971
Type: Sports/Convertible
Doors: 2
Color: Red
Seats: 4
Engine: 1,771
Transmission: Manual
Fuel: Petrol
Drive side: Right-hand drive
In-Car Audio: AM/FM Stereo, Cassette Player
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VW Beetle Convertible, Ex show car,cover car, 1971, stunning, barn find, kitcar for sale

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  • VW Beetle Convertible, Ex show car,cover car, 1971, stunning, barn find, kitcar
  • VW Beetle Convertible, Ex show car,cover car, 1971, stunning, barn find, kitcar
  • VW Beetle Convertible, Ex show car,cover car, 1971, stunning, barn find, kitcar
  • VW Beetle Convertible, Ex show car,cover car, 1971, stunning, barn find, kitcar
  • VW Beetle Convertible, Ex show car,cover car, 1971, stunning, barn find, kitcar
  • VW Beetle Convertible, Ex show car,cover car, 1971, stunning, barn find, kitcar
  • VW Beetle Convertible, Ex show car,cover car, 1971, stunning, barn find, kitcar
  • VW Beetle Convertible, Ex show car,cover car, 1971, stunning, barn find, kitcar
  • VW Beetle Convertible, Ex show car,cover car, 1971, stunning, barn find, kitcar
  • VW Beetle Convertible, Ex show car,cover car, 1971, stunning, barn find, kitcar
  • VW Beetle Convertible, Ex show car,cover car, 1971, stunning, barn find, kitcar



Welcome to my auction!!!!!!


YOUR CHANCE TO OWN A LEGEND !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Very very easy project to finish!!!! Ready for the summer


Not your average 4 seater beetle convertible…… This is a stunning head turner as you can see and  TAX exempt !!!!!!


Now this is a very rare opportunity to own a bit of VW history and I mean rare!!!!!!!!!!!


(Peter Cheesemans of Wizard Roadster's UK's promo / Demonstrator and show car)  past show car. cover car. and heavily photographed back in the day 95-99 even Volksworld borrowed it to do Run to the Sun in !!!!!! magazines to prove !!!!


So the story so far


Way back in the day I was heavily into the VW scene (95 to 99) and I had the pleasure to own a 66 resto cal that was stunning and was built by me and my family. At that time the internet wasn't a huge thing so the main source of parts were through local VW shops and luckily 5 minutes down the road in Slough trading estate was Wizard Roadster shop owned by Peter Cheeseman (UK distributer for wizard roadsters in the UK) and also back then it was a place to hang out with other VW enthusiasts and a great source of parts and advice!!.  When hanging out at Wizard the local eye candy was a red and white 4 seater  1771cc wizard done within the resto cal style and it was totally gorgeous (had to be as it was their promo car) you name it . it had it I must admit I loved my 66 but was so jealous of that car !!!!!!!! Any way it popped up in magazines on covers of books and where ever it was there were people photographing it!!! But then disaster struck……….  Wizard roadster closed in the trading estate and relocated to Eton but it was short lived and I came out the scene sold my 66 to fund a flat and never saw that Beetle again!!! :@(.

Anyway many many years on (roughly 16 years)  I take a route to work and as many people do I get stuck in traffic on the same road every day but I started to notice  a car under a ripped cover at the back of someone's drive way and over the forthcoming weeks the cover started coming off and guess what !!!!!! it came to me that this was that stunning car from the past. I passed it day after day but just could not get it out my head so I had to knock on the door and ask the question!!!! When I was there I was allowed to have a look over it and I could of cried. The car was laid up in 2006 and hadn't moved since. The roof wasn't on and it was totally unloved. I COULD NOT LEAVE THIS CAR TO DIE OR GET SCRAPPED  so I needed to save it. After a lot of toing and froing I managed  buy it and get it on a low loader and was just handed  the ignition key no history or anything. But it was worth it. and now its being cared for and brought back to life.


What's been done so far


RUNS DRIVES AND STOPS


Fuel tank drained cleaned and Carb fuel lines replaced1771cc Engine and twin weber carbs stripped cleaned and runs as sweet as a nutBrakes unseized  and stops both on hand brake and footbrake box and clutch work. goes into gear easy and changes gear fineFloor checked 2 patch small welds done and the rest is solid and all under sealed New TMI interior kit fitted New Bug Rug  carpet fitted New chrome hub caps and light chromes All bumpers and chromes cut back and polished Body cut back and polished All electrics checked and working. stereo. lights etc All Dials work including petrol sender Sounds great Disc brake conversionHood coverno end float


What needs to be done


MOTIf you want to make it show condition again repaint the Red as it has weathered over the years bur still looks good2 air filters for the twin carbs 11. 99 on ebay New hood or repair (I have the old one and frame could be repaired as it has only 2 rips and the rear screen is clear and good) Door lock keys missing easy enough to get one cut !!!! Any other Anal things you want to do to make it mint!!! To be gone over and checked by a mechanic as this has not been on the road since 2006 so brakes. bushes. gators etc to be checked ready for the MOT


So many parts fitted

Twin weber 1771cc chrome enginefull pre 66 panelsSloping Headlightsside fitted arialCustom centre consul (made by Beatle Juice)Kadron quiet pack exhaustUs spec bumpers back and front (not cheap repro's)Chrome anti roll barKenwood stereo and speakers Wood and chrome vintage steering wheel and accessoriesBillet Rocker coversFull chrome engine tin wareNo body rust (as its Fiberglass)Chrome Dish wheels (back ones are deeper then the front) 1 could do with a refurb in futureFull dash dials . rev counter. volt meter. oil pressure

Reason for selling

Believe me I don't want to sell as I have always wanted this car!!!!! I love the VW scene but I never intended to purchase another but could not resist this.

 am also into the TVR scene and own a show 400SE and I also have a 10 month old baby so the wife says either the TVR goes or the beetle as I can only store 1 weekend car :@(

So the V5 is in my name the car is still beautiful. stunning and I would love someone to love and cherish this and take it round the shows again!!! THIS CAR TURNS HEADS. I HAVE HAD PEOPLE WALK DOWN MY DRIVE JUST TO PHOTOGRAPH IT AND ADMIRE IT !!!!!!


I'm not letting this go for pennies because its not your normal homemade shoddy wizard / beetle convertible and has got real history behind it !!!

Very easy quick stunning project  ready for the summer !!!!!!

I have tried to  cover everything on this bad boy but I'm not a mechanic. I have done this just for the love of these cars and there are so many mods on this car I must have missed loads.   Also. as specified this is a vintage classic car so not in new condition and is a project !!!!!!

Please please  view the car prior to bidding

Cash on collection £200 deposit to be paid at end of auction!!! you are bidding to buy. not to haggle !!!!

Happy bidding




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Comments and questions to the seller:

from gianni marongiu, dated 25 april 2014
Hallo,
I didn't receive any answer at my last mail, I just wish to know if the car is still availabe.
Yours sincerely Gianni Marongiu


from gianni marongiu, dated 19 april 2014
Hello.

I am interestend on your car.
I would like to know if it is still available and if you can eventually organize an appointment to see it.

Many thanks
Gianni Marongiu


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