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VW Volkswagen Classic GT Beetle 1972 1600 Tomato Red 1303S Tax Exempt

Sale price: £2,350.01 make an offer

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Date: 2018-10-07
Carl FULLERTON offered 2000 usd
Car location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Talbot
Model: Beetle
Year: 1972
Doors: 2
Color: Tomato Red
Engine: 1,600
Transmission: Manual
Fuel: Petrol
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VW Volkswagen Classic GT Beetle 1972 1600 Tomato Red 1303S Tax Exempt for sale

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VW Volkswagen Classic GT Beetle 1972 1600 Tomato Red 1303S Tax Exempt Photo
  • VW Volkswagen Classic GT Beetle 1972 1600 Tomato Red 1303S Tax Exempt
  • VW Volkswagen Classic GT Beetle 1972 1600 Tomato Red 1303S Tax Exempt
  • VW Volkswagen Classic GT Beetle 1972 1600 Tomato Red 1303S Tax Exempt
  • VW Volkswagen Classic GT Beetle 1972 1600 Tomato Red 1303S Tax Exempt
  • VW Volkswagen Classic GT Beetle 1972 1600 Tomato Red 1303S Tax Exempt
  • VW Volkswagen Classic GT Beetle 1972 1600 Tomato Red 1303S Tax Exempt
  • VW Volkswagen Classic GT Beetle 1972 1600 Tomato Red 1303S Tax Exempt
  • VW Volkswagen Classic GT Beetle 1972 1600 Tomato Red 1303S Tax Exempt

For Sale RARE GT Beetle in Tomato Red 1600. **She is number 440 of 2500 built**

TAX EXEMPT FROM MARCH THIS YEAR. MOT UNTIL MARCH 2015.

Original spec was a European 1300 S based model with 1584cc engine. 3. 875:1 differential. GT wheels. Tomato Red (L15M) paint. black wing beading. front disc brakes. cloth upholstery and interior panels in beige. padded dashboard. 1303 style rear wings and tail-lights.

With the 1584cc engine and revised differential the top speed is 85mph with 70mph available in 3rd gear and 45 in second. As the GT is around 100lbs lighter it was faster in a straight line than the 1302 S Super Beetle.

2. 00 were produced to celebrate 300. 00 UK imported units. Of these 2. 00 cars 50% were Lemon Yellow. 40% Tomato Red and 10% Apple Green. The only Beetle to be officially badged a 'Beetle'.

*****There are currently only 65 of these GT Beetles on the road (taxed) in the UK - 

http://www. howmanyleft. co. uk/?utf8=&q=GT+beetle *****





Her restoration has been extensive yet sympathetic – she had been rested up in a garage for the best part of a decade before being resurrected and ready for sale today.

Many hours have been spent restoring her to a roadworthy condition. while keeping her as original as possible. She is in daily use and extremely reliable while being incredibly enjoyable to drive. she attracts attention wherever she goes.


Work has included:

·      New reconditioned 1600 engine. which runs on unleaded - done approx. 2000 miles

·      New floor

·      Strip down of body

·      New brake system (discs. pads. brake lines

·      Stone chip underside

·      4 High quality fibreglass replacement wings

·      Original wheels

·      4 New tyres

·      New Carpets

·      New 12v washer jet

·      New battery (2 months old) 

·      New starter motor

·      New front ball joints

 ·     New rear light lenses

·      New bulbs

·      Painted in Tomato Red (2k paint)

If you would like to come and see her prior to bidding. you are more than welcome and encouraged to do so. Please contact me through eBay. Please do remember she is a 40+ year old vehicle. she is not straight out of the showroom. She is an honest. original. solid. roadworthy. clean shiny car.

I have not got around to replacing the seat covers. they look 40 years old and could do with replacing. These are widely available on eBay around £140.

While this is an auction I am open to sensible offers. No time wasters or tyre kickers please.

 If your offer is accepted or you are the winning bidder please bear in mind you are entering into a formal agreement. You will be asked to pay a non-refundable £200 paypal deposit on the day of winning the auction - if you fail to do this the car will be relisted. The balance is then payable by Bank Transfer upon collection. Please do not pay the full balance by paypal.


Please note the registration shown in the photos is not included in the sale. An age related registration is on its way from DVLA. Black pressed number plates for the new registration are included in the sale.


She is advertised elsewhere. so I reserve the right to end the auction early.


Thanks for looking.

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