Purchased at Bonhams Museum Quality 1,192cc OHV Flat 4-cylinder engine Single Solex Carburetor 40bhp at 3,600rpm 4-speed manual transmission 4-wheel Independent suspension 4-wheel drum brakes *Elegant color scheme *Recent restoration *Full length fabric sun roof *Charming example of the iconic Beetle THE VOLKSWAGEN TYPE 1 "BEETLE" The Volkswagen's layout was the essence of practicality. The platform backbone frame was simple to build and adaptable, the rear mounted engine left the entire volume between the wheels free of obstructions and mated directly to the transaxle which eliminated the driveshaft. Porsche's favored trailing arm independent front suspension with transverse torsion bar springs imposed little upon the internal volume and the swing axle rear suspension coped with the typically rough roads of the day. Porsche preferred an air cooled engine because it eliminated the whole water cooling system of pumps, pipes, hoses and radiators as well as eliminating the risk of freezing in cold northern winters. From the late Fifties through the early Seventies, Volkswagens sold in hundreds of thousands in the United States, peaking at 572,573 in 1970. In 1973 the Beetle surpassed the Model T's 21 million unit total production and has continued to add to its margin for a further quarter century. THE MOTORCAR OFFERED This charming Sun Roof bug has spent the majority of its life in Europe, where it was the recipient of a recent restoration. The body is finished is an elegant Alpine White which is beautifully complimented by a two tone white and grey interior. Inside, the inviting cockpit houses the original Blaupunkt radio and a Ra-Bambus bamboo shelf. Both the engine bay and under-hood areas are very clean and present well. Few cars on the road today are as instantly recognizable as the iconic Beetle. These wonderful classics provide a fantastic way to enjoy classic motoring and all that accompanies this great hobby. This nicely restored Sun Roof bug is ready to provide its next owner with years of enjoyment. Ok
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