Thursday, 30 August 2018

Lot 2
A Volkswagen Beetle (Type 1, Bug, Käfer, People's Car)
Offered for auction in our Antique and Interiors Sale Wednesday 5th September

The Volkswagen Beetle is a two-door rear engine economy car. Officially the Volkswagen Type 1, know in Germany as the Käfer (literally "beetle"), and in parts of the English-speaking world the Bug, as well as many other nicknames worldwide, the car was intended for five passengers and was manufactured and marketed by German automaker Volkswagen (VW) from 1938 until 2003.
Although designed in the 1930s, significant production of the Beetle only started in 1945 (non-military mass production had been put on hold during the Second World War), when the model was internally designated the Volkswagen Type 1, and marketed simply as the Volkswagen (or "People's Car").

We are so excited to offer to auction this fantastic example of the Volkswagen Beetle. With a matt black finish and orange highlights the Bug oozes style, with a little love and elbow grease this car will be a fantastic edition to a collection of classics or the perfect car to take that road trip you keep promising yourself...

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