Show-stopping 1962 Volkswagen Beetle 1200 De Luxe up for auction

Silverstone Auctions will be offering what it calls possibly the world’s best classic Beetle for auction at its Silverstone Classic Sale on Saturday 27th July.

The 1962 Volkswagen Beetle 1200 De Luxe was recently restored at a cost of £55,000 and is estimated to go at between £30,000 to £35,000.

Nick Whale, managing director, Silverstone Auctions, said: “It would be hard to find a better example anywhere in the world. As classic Beetle’s go, you simply don’t get any better than this, the restored 1962 model.”

In 2012, the car won the acclaimed Meguiar’s NEC Classic Motorshow concours where it beat a restored Ferrari 250 SWB.

The car was rescued from disrepair in 2009 and the restoration process started down to every last nut and bolt.

The car is lowered for the true ‘Resto-Cal’ look. The 1192cc engine was increased to 1384cc and on the inside, Derby Grey cloth was sourced from Germany and fitted along with an Oatmeal-coloured wool.


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