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1978 Volkswagen Beetle 1303 Convertible by Karmann

Sale price: £9,000.00 make an offer

Car location: Weybridge, United Kingdom
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Alvis
Model: Beetle 1303 Convertible by Karmann
Year: 1978
Type: Standard Car
Transmission: Manual
Drive side: Left-hand drive
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1978 Volkswagen Beetle 1303 Convertible by Karmann for sale

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  • 1978 Volkswagen Beetle 1303 Convertible by Karmann
  • 1978 Volkswagen Beetle 1303 Convertible by Karmann
  • 1978 Volkswagen Beetle 1303 Convertible by Karmann
  • 1978 Volkswagen Beetle 1303 Convertible by Karmann
  • 1978 Volkswagen Beetle 1303 Convertible by Karmann
  • 1978 Volkswagen Beetle 1303 Convertible by Karmann
  • 1978 Volkswagen Beetle 1303 Convertible by Karmann
  • 1978 Volkswagen Beetle 1303 Convertible by Karmann

For sale by auction on Saturday 12 March 2016 with Historics at Brooklands. Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit. Weybridge. Surrey. Call 01753 639170
In 1948. Wilhelm Karmann bought a standard Beetle and converted
it into a four-seater convertible. After successfully presenting it
at VW in Wolfsburg. Karmann began production of the Volkswagen
Beetle Cabriolet in 1949. After a number of stylistic and technical
alterations made to it. the last of 331. 47 cabriolets came off the
conveyor belt on 10th January 1980. bringing with it the end of an
era. In 1971. alongside continued production of the standard
Beetle. a variant which featured Macpherson strut front suspension
and a re-designed front end was introduced which was officially
known and marketed in Europe as the 'VW 1302' from 1971 to 1972. br/>and 'VW 1303' from 1973 onwards.

This fully restored Karmann convertible finished in black and red
and complemented by a new hood is in fantastic condition
throughout; certainly a credit to its current owner and restorer.
The restoration consisted of a full bare metal re-spray and the car
was found out be in outstanding condition during this process. a
full re-trim and carpets were fitted along with new chrome work. an
engine tune up along with new wheel refurbishment and tyres.
The car is offered with an MoT test certificate valid until
December 2016. numerous bills and old MoT certificates to ascertain
the correct mileage post and pre-new speedometer. This collectable
example presents as new and is accompanied by a reassuring history
documenting the restoration process. 

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