- This item has been sold
- Year (Vintage): 1974
- Mileage (miles): 80000
- Transmission: Manual
- Fuel Type: Petrol
- Registration: Irish
- Full Name: Graham Shimmons
- Phone: 0877446050
- County / State: Westmeath
- Country: Ireland
- Subscriber to Irish Vintage Scene or Retro Classics magazines?: No
- Listed: September 10, 2018 8:31 pm
- Expires: 14 days, 15 hours
For sale, my 1.3 Twin Port Beetle which was first registered in February 1974, and is an Irish built car. I’m the third registered owner and have owned the car for the past 8 years and in that time have covered just over 10,000 miles. The car has been very well looked after, and very reliable, and anything that needed to be replaced during that time was done. I’ve tried to keep the car original, although there have been some subtle upgrades to make it a very useable classic. Details of the car include:
New floor pans fitted
Heater channels replaced (so the car is actually warm in winter!).
Resprayed (he was originally blue)
(Photographs of floors being fitted, and of respray)
Re-upholstered (with matching piping to the bodywork)
Seatbelts fitted front and rear
Adjustable pushrod tubes
Front disc brakes
New starter motor
Replacement front wheel bearings
Radio/CD/MP3 player fitted
Receipts for all work/materials/parts
Original Brown log book
Both engine and chassis numbers match log book. Mileage is showing at almost 80,000 miles (and I have no reason to believe this to be incorrect – the car sat in a VW dealer showroom for a number of years after being traded in by the original owner).
Other bits’n’pieces …. although not very fast of the line it will sit comfortably at 50mph (well, that’s as fast as I drive him!), and delivers approximately 30mpg. Also, there is a smaller Mountney steering wheel fitted (as seen in the photos) but the car will come with the original wheel as well.
If you have any questions, or would like to arrange to view the car, just get in touch. If you come to have look there will be no hard sales pitch – if you can give him a good home, and it’s the car for you, I’m sure we’ll settle on a deal, and if it’s not for you, that’s fine!
I’m looking for €5750ono.
Thanks for looking.