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Timewarp Beetle heads to auction

Published 18 May 2016

A 42-year-old Volkswagen Beetle that has covered just 90km is going under the hammer at Silverstone Auctions’ Classic Race Aarhus Auction in Denmark on 28-29 May.

The highly-original one-owner 1974 Volkswagen was sold to an Italian man who didn’t use it very much and by 1978 had stored it in a barn – where it sat for nearly the next four decades.

Rediscovered, has been lightly recommissioned and will now be offered at auction. For sale for only the second time in its life, it will head to auction with an estimate of €35,000 to €40,000 (£27,000-£31,000).

Nick Whale, managing director of Silverstone Auctions, said, ‘The Volkswagen Beetle is one of the most successful and loved cars worldwide, and we’re no strangers to them at Silverstone Auctions, but this one is a very special example and something we rarely see. With such an incredibly low mileage it is in virtually new condition, 42 years after it was first bought.’

1974 Volkswagen Beetle Interior HR

Finished in blue with a black leather interior and all its original features, this left-hand drive, manual example still holds the original oil in the engine and is shod with its first set of tyres. The original books and invoice, along with its unwrapped tool kit, are also supplied with the car.

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