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VW GT Beetle 1973 Genuine GT, matching No.s, runs and drives restoration project

Almost FULL service history!!!

….The rarest Beetle of the them all, and the only Beetle with the word ‘Beetle’ written on the car! Only 2500 were built in November 1972 to celebrate 300,000 Beetles sold in the UK. Available in Yellow (Lemon), Tomato Red and Apple Green. All were registered in the UK in January and February 1973 on an ‘L’ registration. Th car came with a few distinctive features, 50 hp 1600cc engine, front discs, centre consul, wooden gear knob and distinctive gear stick, and high ratio gearbox, and ‘GT Beetle’ badge, which unfortunately is missing from this vehicle. The car has had only 3 owners, has it’s original engine still fitted (as per number written in service book on 27th January 1973, whether this was ever rebuilt I don’t know), was in daily use until 2012. It had the heater channels and floors done in 2008, the receipt is in the file, the body is rough, but doors, bonnet and boot look pretty good, the 4 wings are past it, there is a hole in the spare wheel tray (can’t get the bonnet up as the cable is working the catch) and the rest doesn’t look too bad, just corrosion in all the places you would expect. But be prepared for full restoration! It has a stamped service book, which was last stamped on 1/6/2012 at 164,032. Lots of old receipts and MOTs. A good battery is fitted, and the car starts first time, sounds good, good oil pressure working on the principal of how long the oil light takes to come on when engine is stopped or off when engine is started. All gears and syncromesh are good, gearbox is quite, reverse works and doesn’t jump out. Foot brake is inoperative, but hand brake works. All electrics work. This car is a total restoration project, but it will be well worth it. The GT Beetle registry have 138 of the original 2500 listed. This one is already on there. Last picture is of the V5C and shows all numbers, and most importantly the model shows it as ‘GT Beetle’. The pop rivet in the left hand corner near the (pictured) windscreen is still in place. This was to show the workers at the factory that this car required extras. This is a 10 day auction, with NO buy it now and no reserve. Highest bidder buys. If you are concerned about the condition, please come and view. No parts are available separately. The car will need to trailered away. I recommend viewing, call on 01905 620127 to arrange this. Viewing in office hours Monday to Friday. Car is situated in Holt Heath, Worcestershire, WR6 6NH. Payment can be by cash on collection, debit card, credit card (2.5% surcharge) or bank transfer. An exert from the fantastic GT Beetle website: Welcome to the GT Beetle website, the aim of the site is to tell people about the history of this special edition beetle and have a register of all know GT’s left. Only 2500 were made in three colours, lemon yellow, apple green and tomato red. The GT’s colours were divided up as 50% lemon yellow (L15M), 10% apple green (L64M), 40% tomato red (L30M) The car was based on a european 1300s with the unique colours, it had it’s own interior cloth material, gearstick , tunnel tray, padded dashboard, large rear light cluster and 4.5J steel wheels. It had a 1600 engine and upgraded gearbox which allowed the car to reach 80mph which was fast back in the day. It also had front disc brakes and was lighter than the standard model. Been a deluxe model there was also chrome trim around the windows. When buying the car it came with a 1300S badge, the customer then had the option of changing the badge to either a matt black or chrome GT badge. Apparently this increased the car insurance.

This VW Beetle GT is available from eBay UK, the price at time of listing was £10.50, this VW Beetle GT may have already sold, please check eBay for further details

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