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Old New Volkswagen Beetle

Fancy a very old nearly new Volkswagen Beetle?

By Stephen Turvil
Aug 29, 2012
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Fancy a very old nearly new Volkswagen Beetle? If so, check-out the Historics at Brooklands Autumn Auction on September 1st 2012. Why? Because a 1979 Bug that has a recorded mileage of four-hundred and twenty-nine is going under the hammer. And this is no ordinary VW Beetle. It is a rare Limited Edition Triple White. Here is its story. In the late seventies, Volkswagen offered each of its US dealerships the opportunity to purchase “one” Triple White or Triple Black VW Beetle. These last of the line convertibles have matching paint, interiors, roofs, and air-con. Our example was bought new from Chris Motors in 1979, then later by the Road Scholars Automotive Group. At this point it had covered eight miles. It changed hands again in 2006 - and is now likely to sell for between £24,000 and £27,000.

That deals with the past but what about the present? The all-new Volkswagen Beetle is now available. As such, tomorrow's much loved classic could take the form of the Beetle Turbo Black trim. Why? Because it has a 2.0-litre 200PS petrol engine. This, when bolted to either six-speed manual or six-speed auto transmission, propels this Bug to sixty-two mile per- hour in only 7.5 seconds. It has other virtues too. These include four-link rear suspension for sharp handling, twin-chromed exhaust pipes, red brake callipers, a body coloured rear diffuser, and Turbo stickers. These race along the side of the car. I cannot wait to see a low mileage Turbo for sale at auction in thirty years. Wonder many many “groats” it will sell for?

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By Stephen Turvil
Aug 29, 2012