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VW Beetle Classic 1967 1500cc 4 previous owners re-commission project full MOT




….Its time to sell my unwashed beetle, unwashed but not unloved!! Lack of time and space forces the sad sale of my collection of classics 🙁 Over the past 12 months the body was removed and new heavy duty floors fitted, new heater channels and other front end panels have been fitted without loosing the original aged paintwork and dirt! The pedal box was then rebuilt along with a new braking system with new steel lines and hoses, the engine was fully serviced with new oils, plug, points, cap, leads and finally the carb was rebuilt. The body was then refitted with a new seal, battery, exhaust, J tubes, carpets, door cards and finally under the arches and the heater channels were given a large dose of waxoil. Being a 1967 its a one year only car with a good number of special parts including the side door hinge mirror, the push button door handles, sadly over the years a later speedometer has been fitted along with a later steering column. Being the 1500cc it also has the 4 stud wheels and disc brakes at the front. The engine always starts on the first turn of the key and runs beautifully, there is no excess end float and it pulls really well, the brakes work well as do all the electrics, some of the functions are controlled by switches under the dashboard as previously mentioned an early steering column would ideally be required to go back to standard. The tyres all hold air and have done for months, they are not the best and quite old. I have not bought new as Im guessing the new owner may want to go wider and lower!! There are some spare wheels to come with the car and a few bits of tinware and some other bits and bobs I have not got round to fitting. So overall, its not a mint show and shine car, I like the fact its not been washed for 20 years and this does attract lots of attention, it has a current MOT with 11.5 months left. It does have rust as you can see but the wings are solid, the bottom of the doors are not the best but they do keep the wind and rain out when your driving along! Please done expect a perfect example its 51 years old and I love that it shows it!! Please contact me with any questions and I will do my best to answer! Viewings and collection from near Worcester, cleared funds before collection.

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1969 VW Beetle 1500




….1969 VW Beetle 1500 After a long and leisurely restoration I am not looking for my next project so this beautiful period Sea Blue and Cream Beetle is needing a new home. Its had many previous owners but became known to me in 2009 when a friend of mine in the VW club scene replaced the heater channels and done a light restoration on it. A couple of thousand miles were put on the car attending shows, but in May 2010 a stuck carburettor float resulted in an engine fire. Thankfully no one was hurt and other than a warped engine bay lid and smoke damage to the interior all was well. As a show car it was very well insured! But Hiscox did give it a Cat D at the time. I took the Beetle on sourced an engine from VW Heritage and set about restoring the car (body off) In the end between 2011 and now the car has been total stripped, every rubber component replaced, together with all breaking components, wiring loom… Stainless steel bolts used throughout so any future restoration will be east easy. Extensive rust protection and prevention added. There is no rust at all on this car. the list is extensive of work done. I have a file of paperwork receipts etc So it’s a April 1969 Reg Its Tax and MOT exempt (though just passed an MOT today (1st June) to be sure it was up to standard) Long Nose and Tail (pre 1967 look) Disc brakes to the front (drums rear) slightly lowered for a tighter look, brand new continental tyres all round on immaculate Emi 8 rims. Its running on an electronic distributor and starts first time. New engine as noted above new exhaust heat exchangers etc etc Interior is lovely, all but new, though I was never happy with the headlining or door card fit, and certainly I would re do these for this year’s shows scene if I was keeping it. Please get in touch with questions, and to arrange to view, I’ll be sad to move it on, but I am looking or my next project and space is a premium.

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