Volkswagen Karmann Ghia

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A multiple Concours d’Elegance winning UK RHD Volkswagen Karmann Ghia.

EQUIPMENT
Chrome bumpers, bumper rails, chrome driver’s door mirror, chrome waist strip, horn pad with Wolfsburg crest, interior light, padded dash, headlight flasher, fresh air ventilators, heater, electric clock, ashtray, door pockets, twin sun visors, acoustical soundproofing.  Optional extras; Seat belts, chrome cheese grater tailpipe trim.

EXTERIOR
The astonishingly beautiful creation by Italian designer Carrozzeria Ghia and German coachbuilding house Karmann, the iconic Karmann Ghia was launched in 1955.  This 1966 example, finished in stunning Ruby Red, (Code L456), from factory Manila Yellow, is a multiple Concours d’Elegance winner having undergone a full body-off restoration in the mid 1990’s in the hands of air-cooled restoration experts, Bughaus of Nottingham.  Two boxes full of winning trophies hint towards just how special this car is, and physical inspection reveals just how stunning the paintwork, panel fit and overall finish is with just one miniscule ding to the nearside front wing.  All pristine chrome work has been subject to expensive professional refurbishment by Marque Restore.  All glass is factory fitment with number plate etching to each pane still present.  Meticulous attention to detail has been applied to every curve, line and feature of this car to include, trim, rubbers and the beautifully ornate Karmann Ghia badging.  In this case, a restoration costing far in excess of the cars value can only be undertaken for the true love of the car.

INTERIOR
The Black permeable leatherette upholstery has been recreated with no expense spared by leading interior expert Bernard Newbury, a name synonymous with quality and perfection within the world of VW upholstery.  The dash trim, which is unique to 1966 model year cars only, remains fitted to this example and as with the rest of the interior is in pristine order.  The styling attributes of this car seem endless and thankfully remain just as VW intended, even down to the fully operational VDO gauges and working clock to the ornate steering wheel with horn ring and Wolfsburg Crest which is slightly crazed with age.  Immaculate grey cord carpets are perfectly fitted and the perforated headlining is pristine.  A proven award-winning interior.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
An air-cooled 1600cc twin-port engine upgrade has been carried out to an exceptional standard both mechanically and aesthetically.  Lift the engine lid and it is easy to see why top marks for cleanliness have been awarded in the Concours d’Elegance categories.  No expense has been spared and there has been absolutely no compromise on the quality of parts fitted, as can been seen with the eye-wateringly huge collection of invoices in the history file.  The 4-speed gearbox performs exactly as intended and familiarisation is easy.

WHEELS, TYRES, BRAKES & SUSPENSION
Pristine black painted steel wheels retain the standard look with immaculate stainless-steel wheel covers and chrome hubcaps.  Tyres are matching quality brand Vredstein Sprint Classic 155 SR15 including the spare which is stored in the pristine luggage area alongside the original jack, wheel brace and tool roll.  Dual circuit braking system with drums all round offer steady straight-line braking.

HISTORY FILE
This desirable 1966 model year Volkswagen Karmann Ghia was manufactured on 17th January 1966 as a RHD car and delivered to the supplying dealer in Ramsgate, England on the 20th January 1966, as confirmed by the official Birth Certificate issued by Volkswagen Classic Parts in Wolfsburg, Deutschland.  First registration was on 21st March 1966.  Referred as a Type 1 Karmann Ghia and internally is the Type 14, this example has undergone and full body-off restoration in the mid 1990’s.  A huge full documentation file for the restoration has been kept as well as literally hundreds of photographs in an album to leave in no doubt just how meticulous the work undertaken has been.  Evidence of work and parts supply from the leading names within the classic VW scene are contained within the colossal history folders and photo albums, perusal of such would take hours, as would the polishing of two large boxes of winning trophies!  In 2005 well known club member, Mr Barry Sidwell, purchased the car, and to follow was entries to countless trophy earning competitions, and a file in the folder contains judging score sheets for various Concours d’Elegance, including well know Stanford Hall, Stoner Park, BVF, ABOC and many more.  The vehicle has been featured in many copies of quarterly magazine, The Historic VW, and was valued by Mason Hogg of the Karmann Ghia Centre in May 2016 at £24,000.

Amongst the finest Karmann Ghia’s in existence worldwide, this example excels in every respect.

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Volkswagen Golf R32

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The ultimate Volkswagen Golf R32 with 13 VW stamps and 6,337 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Honeycomb air intake, roof spoiler, Xenon headlights with wash function, wide sills with R32 logo, ISOFIX, driver, passenger, side and curtain airbags, chrome pack, chrome exhaust tailpipes, darkened rear lenses, leather steering wheel and aluminium pedals with R32 logo, textile R32 floor mats, multi-function computer, Gamma radio cassette with 6 disc changer and 8 speakers, climatronic air conditioning, electric heated door mirrors, heated seats, rain sensor, interior dimming mirror. Factory Options; Leather/Alcantara upholstery.

EXTERIOR
This incredible flagship VW Golf R32 is finished in desirable Deep Blue Pearl Effect, (Colour Code LB5R). A spectacular deep gloss shine and unmarked panels reflect the pampered, garage storage and super-low 6,337 miles covered from new. Originality seekers will be delighted to see supplying dealer number plates front and rear, factory tint rear light lenses, chrome twin exhaust pipes and all R32 logos and inscriptions in pristine condition. Wheel arch apertures, door and boot shuts are spotlessly clean, the latter having factory stickers still intact. Look no further for the perfect modern classic performance car.

INTERIOR
Factory optional Flannel Leather/Alcantara upholstery with R32 embossment, (Code JZ), to the ergonomically crafted König sports seats offer immense comfort and support and are virtually as new with no wear or bobbling to the Alcantara material. The only private owner even had the foresight to keep the original R32 floor mats unopened in the packaging and purchased a second set to preserve the carpets, all in immaculate condition. The three spoke leather steering wheel and aluminium pedals with R32 logo and 4Motion gear knob are clues this model is both very special and preserved in exceptional condition. All equipment and controls are perfect in condition and operation, including the climate control and heated front seats. The brushed aluminium is unmarked and there are a few tiny scratches to the plastic around the ignition. The boot area is pristine with the factory code sticker, further labels and even the 1L leather oil case and factory compressor, tyre sealant and screen wash still sealed in cellophane! A remarkable factory fresh cockpit defying its 16 years of age.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Special features of this first incarnation Golf R32 are the V6 3.2litre engine, 20mm lowered sports suspension and 6-speed 4-Motion transmission with sophisticated all-wheel drive system. In addition, an array of electronic driver aids help to best exploit the awesome power of 240bhp and 320Nm of torque at just 2800rpm! A top speed of 153mph is quoted along with 0-62mph in just 6.6 seconds. The engine bay is pristine and exactly as Volkswagen intended with all factory stickers and plates intact. The slick 6-speed manual short-throw gearbox is perfectly matched to this powerful, sure footed driving machine.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Unique 18-inch Aristo alloy wheels are immaculate and originality seekers will be pleased to see the factory fitted Michelin Pilot Sport 225/40 ZR18 tyres to all four corners. Large bright blue callipers are clearly visible through the spokes and hint towards the impressive stopping power, traction and safety with advanced features such as ABS, EBD, ESP and ventilated discs front and rear.

HISTORY FILE
The name R32 originates from ‘R’ for Race and ‘32’ in recognition of the 3.2 litre engine, and this example is astonishing in every aspect. Registered new on the 1st September 2003 by Main Dealer Lakeside Volkswagen of Stoke on Trent, the car was registered to them and subsequently sold one month later to the first and only private owner, Mr James Kelly. A sales invoice in the history file confirms the purchase price paid by Mr Kelly of £28,194.13 less a used car reduction of £4,199.13. Incredibly and despite the exceptionally low and fully verified 6,337 miles covered, there are 13 stamped entries across two service books, all of which are Volkswagen Main Dealers. The most recent major service was carried out by Caffyns Volkswagen Plc in June 2019 at 6,267 miles with supporting invoice. A further huge folder contains every corresponding service invoice throughout as well as every MOT certificate dating back to the first in 2006. All handbooks, manuals and brochures and are included in the special leather R32 document wallet. Pampered from delivery and clearly evident in both the condition and history, this example represents a rare opportunity to purchase the ultimate Golf R32. It is difficult to even imagine a better example, let alone find one.

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Volkswagen Type 2 Bay Westfalia

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An incredibly original Volkswagen Type 2 Bay Westfalia with a genuine 13,477 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Pop-up fibreglass roof, luggage rack with buffer rods, Westfalia free-standing side mounted tent, tie-down hooks, roll-down cab windows, automatic choke, one piece windshield, windshield washers, four way safety flashers, front wraparound directional indicators, side sliding door, 12V electrics, external power socket, convertible bench to bed, storage lockers, clothes closet with vanity mirror, linen closet, refrigerator, water storage tank with pump, sink with drain stopper, utility table, removable dining table, what-not cabinet, panel wall insulation, curtains on all windows including cab, children’s hammock, wear resistant insulated floor covering.  Factory fitted options: Opening quarter lights, padded dash.  Westfalia accessories: Versatile accessory seat, tailgate Mosquito net.

EXTERIOR
This Type 2 Westfalia Campmobile is simply incredible with just 13,477 miles covered and displays a breath-taking originality only seldom found.  Type 2 vehicles built for a specific purpose, including Westfalia Campmobiles, have a ‘Sonderlackierung’, a special paint colour identified on the ‘M-Plate’ affixed behind the driver’s seat on the rear wall.  This example is finished in factory Pearl White, (Code 523907), and looks simply wonderful.  Only very minimal remedial paintwork has been carried out, by request of the fanatical owner and strictly done sympathetically in order to uphold this Camper’s extraordinary originality.  Light scratches around the fuel filler door and some tiny dings are visible but only upon close inspection.  Structurally perfect, never welded and with absolutely no rust, all panels display the correct linear faint ripples down each side in line with the original factory welds, leaving in no doubt the claim that this vehicle is unrestored.  All doors shut perfectly against the factory rubbers that have never been removed.  Beautifully preserved, a true one off.

INTERIOR
One for the collector, this full Westfalia factory conversion has remained almost completely unaltered from new.  The amazing originality of this vehicle even extends to the dealer optional mosquito net present and undamaged and factory wax applied to metal surfaces underneath trim.  All the fragile catches and rubber door stays have remained intact, as have the Birch plywood wall and ceiling panels and woodgrained and mar resistant furniture components, all factory original.  The table surfaces and interior trim are finished in factory fresh Oyster White and completes the hugely clever interior design of this classic Campmobile.  The Gold Vinyl rear seat upholstery and flooring are factory, and the leatherette trimmed front seats are immaculate with the ultra-rare and highly sought after versatile accessory seat trimmed in matching material.  The second long term keeper washed the original curtains causing them to disintegrate, however the previous owners resourceful wife managed to trace a near perfect pattern match and has had them professionally re-produced.  Time warp is a term used freely, but completely justified with this amazing vehicle.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The four-cylinder flat four air cooled engine with a capacity of 1584cc produces 57 bhp and is a mechanical delight.  Supreme cleanliness from an unrestored example will gain much awe from onlookers.  Reliable usage is a given due to fastidious maintenance using correct grade oils and genuine parts.  The fully synchronized 4-speed gearbox performs exactly as it should.  Nostalgically wonderful and correct in every way.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Factory 5” steel rims feature correct VW painted hubcaps often replaced in favour of chrome items.   Quality matching Dayton Quadra SE tyres of size P195/70 R14 are fitted all-round and amazingly the spare is still the original factory Continental item!  The dual hydraulic brake system incorporating dashboard warning light operate exactly as Volkswagen intended.

HISTORY FILE
Quite remarkably, this Campmobile has a history that can be traced all the way back to the factory!  Produced on the 27th April 1970 and fitted out by Westfalia, this example left the factory just six days later after it had been fully undersealed.  First destination was to the ferry port where it was shipped to a VW dealer in the US State of Pennsylvania and put on display.  A resident of Reading, Pennsylvania, by the name of Matthew Mongi saw the bus and decided to buy it as a retirement present.  In his 20 plus years of ownership, Mr Mongi used the bus for fishing trips and annual holidays, and it spent all other times in his garage when not in use.  In the early 1990’s and due to advancing years, Mr Mongi sold the vehicle to second owners, Les and Cherilee Keeper of New Jersey, at which point it had covered just 7,000 miles.  Mr and Mrs Keeper certainly took on the mantel of devoted ownership, using the bus for folk music festivals and garaged away from the elements when not in use.  It was in 2009 when the mileage was just 11,808 miles that dedicated VW collector, Mr Paul Willcock, travelled to the US to view the vehicle from his home in Reading, England coincidently!  Having regretted the sale of his previous bus, an eight year search ensued before Mr Willcock discovered this example, and both the journey and wait were more than worth it.  Having arrived in the UK in 2009 and fully registered with the DVLA, the bus has attended numerous high-profile Volkswagen meetings and shows where coveted awards have been won along with successful competing within the Stanford Hall Classic Concours D’Elegance.

A comprehensive box of vehicle history make for wonderful perusal and includes many fascinating photographs, original sales brochure, trophies gained and magazine features as well as all handbooks, Westfalia guide and even the very rare VW diagnostic coupon booklet!  Without question one of the best Type 2 example in existence and seldomly available to the open market.  Buy it while you can.

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Volkswagen T28 Camper Van Tdi

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An immaculate newly converted Volkswagen Transporter T28 Camper Van TDi 4 Berth.

EQUIPMENT
Body coloured bumpers, reverse parking sensors, Anti-lock brakes, ASR traction control, ESP stability control, airbags, cabin deformation crash elements, energy-absorbing polymers, remote central locking deadlocks, sliding side door with privacy window, lockable headrests, CD Player, electric windows, electric heated mirrors.  Camping Equipment: Elevating Roof and sleeping quarters, side opening window in kitchen area, Isotherm fridge/freezer, Propex 6L water storage heater with temperature gauge, white hi-gloss storage cabinets, Domestic two-burner gas hob and stainless steel sink, domestic water pump, granite work-top, hi-gloss laminate table top, BEBB rotating passenger seat, BEBB 3/4 Rock N Roll bed M1 tested with STATUS Certificate and seatbelts, split charge system, black nickel double sockets with USB charging, lined out and fully insulated throughout, platinum leisure battery, 6X LED lighting, 240v external hook-up.

EXTERIOR
This newly converted T5 Camper is finished in factory Candy White, (Code LB9A) and boasts a bright brilliant shine and uniform finish.  All factory panels are straight and free from damage, and the colour coded bumpers with parking sensors to the rear are perfect.  The factory specification tinted side windows to both sides and a rear spoiler is in stark contrast to the humble yet popular Volkswagen T5 Transporter upon which it is based, and the headlamp lenses are crystal clear.  The brand new pop up roof is fully colour coded and elevates effortlessly.  Discreet enhancements such a VW side decals, chrome accessories and daytime running lights help separate this example from the rest.  Simply stunning and the perfect leisure vehicle.

INTERIOR
The interior of this high specification Motor Home is fully lined and insulated throughout with high quality flooring.  Astonishing detail is revealed with items such as a granite work-top, expensive branded appliances and LED lighting.  This is a genuine 4 Berth conversion with the elevating roof operating seamlessly to reveal the sleeping arrangements which stow away neatly to offer ample standing room during the day.  Unused immaculate white hi-gloss cabinets and equipment with instructions will satisfy those wanting the new experience and the M1 safety tested 3/4 Rock N Roll has never been slept on.  The spotless cab area with woven fabric seats, (code N2D), are very comfortable and is well appointed offering car like comfort.  Craftsmanship is assured as this is not a kit supplied conversion but rather a full specification bespoke Caravelle interior, ready for camping trips and fun days out!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The original four-cylinder turbo diesel engine with pump-jet injection sited in the very clean engine bay displaces 1968cc and offers 101bhp with 250Nm of torque.  This enables effortless progress, economy and exceptional cruising through the 5-speed manual transmission.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The newly powder coated 6.5J x 16in steel wheels with large black hubcaps proudly display the VW emblem in chrome and create a retro look while keeping road noise down and replacement tyre costs down compared to the larger alloy style wheels.   High load 205/65 R16C tyres are fitted and have masses of tread remaining.  The ABS braking system installs the highest confidence offering peace of mind when required.

HISTORY FILE
This example was first registered on the 29th January 2014 by Volkswagen Dealers, Greenhous Volkswagen of Shrewsbury, and has had only two keepers from new.  The original VW leather document wallet contains all handbooks and guides, and the service booklet is present.  Detailed printouts of every service carried out are included in the history file.  Two remote keys are present.

The current keeper, a successful retired Mechanical Engineer who has not taken to retirement naturally has embarked on a venture to build impeccable, accredited and high specification campers to appreciative new owners wanting to experience the freedom and travel such motorhomes bring.  Presented to a lucky owner as a new conversion and ready for immediate use, this example is sure to bring many miles of fun and enjoyment.

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Volkswagen Golf V6 4Motion

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A luxurious Volkswagen Golf V6 4Motion with full VW history and 37,138 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Fully galvanised rigid body, side impact protection, driver, passenger and front seat airbags, remote central locking, rear wash/wipe, adjustable steering column, electric heated door mirrors, four electric windows, multi-function computer, Gamma radio cassette with 6 disc changer and 8 speakers, automatic dimming rear view mirror, electric air conditioning, power steering, lights on buzzer.  Factory Options: Leather interior with heated seats.  Dealer options: VW Contoured Mudflaps, VW contoured carpet mats.

EXTERIOR
This rare and flagship VW Golf is finished in lustrous Indigo Blue, (Colour Code LB5N), and looks spectacular with a deep gloss shine and unmarked panels reflecting the pampered garaged storage and low mileage.  Originality seekers will be delighted to see supplying dealer number plates front and rear, factory tint rear light lenses, chrome twin exhaust pipes and V6 and 4Motion badges all in pristine condition.  Wheel arch apertures, door and boot shuts are spotlessly clean.  This model is a wolf in sheep’s clothing with a discreet appearance and owners knowing that not even the GTi of the same period comes close in acceleration and top speed.  The informed Gentlemans choice and a future classic.

INTERIOR
Optional sumptuous Beige Leather with heated front seats, (Code VW), offer immense comfort and support and show virtually no wear with only tiny hairline creases to the drivers bolster.  An indication of the care bestowed on this example is the fitment of two sets of expensive VW standard beige carpet mats!  The three spoke leather steering wheel, decorative burr wood inserts and unique wooden 4Motion gear knob are clues this model is very special.  Equipment levels are impressive and the boot area is pristine with the factory code sticker firmly attached.  A remarkable factory fresh cockpit defying its 19 years of age.
 
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Sharing the same engine as the scintillating VR6 this front in-line transversely mounted V6 benefits from 4 valves per cylinder boosting power to 204bhp.  0-62mph is despatched in 7.1 seconds, (1.4 seconds quicker than the GTi), and a top speed of 146mph, (12mph higher than the GTi), are quoted.  Impeccable and full VW service history ensure optimal performance and the engine bay is incredibly clean. Intelligent four wheel drive is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox for incredible traction and safety, all of which operate with precision and lightness.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Notable and unique 16 inch Le Mans alloy wheels are virtually unmarked and shod in the correct factory specified Michelin 205/55 R16 tyres to all four corners and have ample tread.  Diagonally split braking circuits with ABS, EBD and ESP combined with ventilated discs front and rear provide immense stopping power, traction and safety.

HISTORY FILE
Astonishing in every aspect.  Registered new on the 22nd December 2000 by Skinners Volkswagen Main Dealers in Eastbourne, this example has returned to the same supplying Dealer from new for service and maintenance works.  An incredible 17 entries are recorded across two service books, (a second book issued when the first filled up), to warrant the low 37,138 miles covered.  The last entry was on the 4th October 2018 at 36,996 miles.  All handbooks, manuals, brochures and spare keys are included.  Pampered from delivery and clearly evident in both the condition and history, this example represents a rare opportunity to purchase the ultimate Mk4 VW Golf available at the turn of the New Millennium in pristine condition.

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Volkswagen 1303S Super Beetle

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A stunning accessorised UK Volkswagen 1303S Super Beetle with three owners.

EQUIPMENT
Chrome window trim, door handles and mirrors, chrome bumpers, running boards, tinted rear lenses, opening front quarter windows, rear opening windows, hazard lights, dash illumination adjustment, interior light, leather padded dash, assist straps, headlight flasher, bezel vents, sill vents, glove box, rear seatbelts, door pockets, twin sun visors, grab handle, Empi gear shift, Sunpro tach gauge, chrome and wooden door handles/door locks.

EXTERIOR
This delightful Super Beetle really appeals in its two-tone Kansas Beige over Chianti Red, (Codes L91D and L31H) and is reminiscent of a quaint simpler motoring age. The paint work has a uniform glossy appearance and this example is accustomed to VW shows and rallies. The front lights are original Bosch units and the elephant foot tail lights are smoked items. All works undertaken to achieve the show going appearance are catalogued and photographed in the history file. The glass is factory fitted and removable event stickers remain affixed such as Bug Jam, Dubs at the Park and Stanford Hall to act as a reminder of the enjoyment had showcasing this beautiful car. The chrome bumpers and trim are shiny bright but the door mirror arms have pitted. Being the facelifted model this example benefits from wider bonnet shape, rounder front wings, larger two-tier boot with spare wheel lying flat and a sharply curved windscreen helping to Improve forward vision and aerodynamics of the vehicle (known by some as the ‘Panorama’ Beetle). Beautifully finished and ready for the next chapter.

INTERIOR
The splendid interior of this VW Beetle complements the exterior wonderfully finished in cream leather with red piping. This colour scheme extends to matching door cards and even a leather dash all clean. Dark red carpeting throughout including under the bonnet and rear parcel shelf with cream piping was professionally fitted by Spirit of the 50’s and looks stunning. Neat accessories such as an EMPI shifter, chrome and wooden steering wheel, window winders and door locks, Sunpro tach gauge and a sound system lift the cabin to a higher dimension than the simple and austere classic interior. The headlining is clean and unmarked and under the bonnet is the original identification plate and factory stickers. A really special place to be.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
This is a matching numbers air-cooled rear mounted engine that produces 50bhp and emits that unmistakable VW Beetle engine note which is delightfully pronounced but completely unobtrusive. Minor visual enhancements include a chrome Flame-Thrower coil and distributor housing and the engine bay is very clean. A top speed of 81mph is quoted from the 1584cc engine. The fully synchronised 4-speed gearbox works perfectly especially when fitted with the Hurst style shifter with a trigger reverse!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Desirable EMPI Sprint Stars grace each corner shod in branded tyres with excellent tread. The wheels are bright, undamaged and look great and have been painted to an average level. Attention to detail even extends to chrome VW valve caps! Being the 1303S model it has a hydraulic dual circuit braking system with disc brakes to the front and drums to the rear which do a fine job of stopping the vehicle.

HISTORY FILE
An amazing history file waits to be presented to the next custodian. Supplied new by VW Main Dealers Renwicks Garages Ltd of Plymouth on the 13th April 1973 this vehicle has only had two former keepers. The new vehicle invoice reveals the first owner, Mr Crimp, purchased the car for £1,104 and remained the proud owner for the next 29 years. It was subsequently sold to VW enthusiast Mr Jackson in 2002 who accessorised the car continuing to cherish it for the next 11 years. His ownership story is told in the magazine Volks World whereby the car won Ride of the Month! The final owner, Mrs Haynes has enjoyed the car tremendously attending various VW events and shows and has continued the fine upkeep. The history file is huge broken down into annual subsections to account for invoices, old MOT certificates, photographs of works undertaken and even tax discs. All the manuals, handbooks and service book are included and even the VW Diagnosis Punch Card Booklet with the original build sticker is present! Representing and wonderful opportunity to tastefully stand out from the crowd and own a car with incredible provenance. Enjoy!

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Volkswagen Beetle 1200 De Luxe

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A beautiful matching numbers 1958 Volkswagen Beetle 1200 De Luxe Sedan.

EQUIPMENT
Chrome window trim, opening quarter lights, chrome bumpers, chrome driver’s wing mirror, chrome waist strip, chrome bonnet line, VW bonnet emblem, VW Wolfsburg crest, running boards, horn button with Wolfsburg crest, interior light, parcel shelf, assist straps, ashtray, headlight flasher, glove box, door pockets. Optional extras; Push button radio, outer wing mirror.

EXTERIOR
This wonderfully charming 1958 Beetle is finished in Volkswagen Black, (Code L41), and represents an outstanding example of the iconic People’s Car. The paintwork boasts a wonderful deep glossy shine and uniform finish. All panels are straight and undamaged and the extensive chrome, a feature of the De Luxe model, is in superb order with no tarnishing or pitting. This example remains correct to the build year following changes made in 1957 to a larger rectangular rear window replacing the previous oval shape and a 17% wider windscreen, as well as the correct lever door handles fitted prior to the fixed handles and button arrangement introduced in 1959. The VW and Wolfsburg Crest badges to the bonnet are proudly displayed at each end of the bonnet strap line and the rear bumper has removable vintage AA and GB badges. The fifty-slat intake above the engine hatch has a removable chrome cover and stainless EMPI door entry guards and rear stone protectors are fitted. Guaranteed to ignite retro nostalgia, this amazing example attracts much admiration.

INTERIOR
Pull the ornate lever handles and the wide opening doors reveal a truly outstanding and beautifully upholstered interior. An invoice in the history file from 2005 by Janel Brothers of Seattle reveals a full retrim of the interior including wool headlining and wool weave carpets, at a total cost of $3,873.28. The resulting finish is perfection whilst not deviating far from the charming Beetle ethos. The original ivory knobs, handles and steering wheel are deliciously retro and remain in excellent order aside from a few small marks to the wheel rim. The expensive wool weave carpet extends throughout the car including the rear luggage space and quality fitted rubber mats protect the wool weave carpets. This is a very special classic Beetle interior and it is hard to see how it could be improved.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
A very rare find indeed is the original matching numbers 1192cc four stroke air-cooled rear mounted engine with correct manual choke set up and six-volt electrical system. The engine compartment is immaculate and the engine number is verified to match paper documents as well as the original service book whereby both engine and chassis identification markers are displayed. Exhibitionists will enjoy the minor visual engine detailing just enough to create the Wow Factor while still maintaining design simplicity. Producing a sedate 36hp, progress is surprisingly willing and the all synchromesh on the four forward gears, a feature of the De Luxe model, changes are effortless and bereft of the dreaded crunch!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original colour coded steel wheels are pristine and remain dressed with the VW chrome dome hubcaps which are mark free and have a mirror finish. Tubeless super-balloon tyres are matching Firestone F-560 which masses of tread remaining and the spare wheel is housed in the clean front luggage compartment alongside an original tool roll and jack, correctly positioned. The fuel tank is in excellent order and features an original VW steel cap. The hydraulic brake set up has been further upgraded with a disc conversion to the front to allow for improved braking in modern traffic conditions.

HISTORY FILE
Information drawn from factory records and chassis numbers confirm this example to have been built in September 1958 with correct engine number range to correspond with this month of build, source Thesamba.com. Vehicle delivery to the supplying dealer, G.P. Motors of Port Angeles, Washington, was on 5th December 1958 and first inspection by them was carried out on 12th December 1958 at 78 miles. This information is confirmed in the original service booklet which also notes vehicle type, colour, key number and both the engine and chassis numbers. The huge history file also includes the instruction manual dated April 1958 as well as a wonderful huge collection of receipts and invoices dating back many years, including an engine rebuild in 1988, photos of the car in Seattle where it spent most of its life. Owned by father and daughter from new until 1996, there is a for sale sign in the history file from the person who purchased the car from the original owner’s daughter with a fascinating insight into the car. The vehicle has been pampered since arriving in the UK in 2009. Further delights include two mileage logs complete with fuel receipts as well as period accessories including vintage maps of Seattle, New York, Wisconsin and Ripon! There is also a Phoenix Travel Goods suitcase, Beirette camera and a Schrader tyre gauge in a presentation case.

Altogether an amazing history file to compliment this stunning 1958 Beetle.

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Volkswagen Golf 3.2 V6 R32

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A phenomenal Volkswagen Golf 3.2 V6 R32 4Motion with only 26,201 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Unique front and rear bumpers, aluminium-look grille, darkened rear light clusters, twin exhaust tailpipes, aluminium-look foot pedals, 2-zone electronic climate control, auto Bi-Xenon headlights, auto wipers, dimming rear view mirror, coming/leaving home light function, electric windows.  Factory Options; DSG gearbox including MFSW with paddle shift, cruise control, DVD satellite navigation, 6-disc autochanger, electric folding door mirrors, rear parking sensors, rear side airbags.

EXTERIOR
A formidable modern classic this range topping Golf R32 is finished in metallic Reflex Silver, (Code 8E).  A lustrous dazzling shine from cossetted low mileage ownership will please perfection seeking individuals and collectors alike.  Headlamp lenses are crystal clear and one tiny stone chip to the bonnet can be seen.  The front screen and tinted glass is original fitment with the airbag warning sticker still attached.  Wheel arch apertures and the underside are remarkably clean with factory stickers and paint dabs still visible.  Exhilarating in every respect from the once fastest ever Hot Hatch Golf.

INTERIOR
Awesome and exceptional, the deep front sports seats finished in Monte-Carlo cloth are supportive and offer great comfort.  Factory standard carpet mats remain fitted from new and although comprehensively equipped this example has many desirable factory options fitted.  The three-spoke multifunction leather sports steering wheel with paddle shift allows control of the radio and computer without taking the hands of the wheel and shows prominent perforations thanks to the low mileage.  Door hinges are spotless and entry sills unmarked.  The boot area is as new.  A luxurious sporting interior with great attention to detail.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The Golf R32 is powered by the thumping 3.2 litre V6 petrol engine capable of generating 250 PS and producing a hefty 320 Nm of torque at just 2,800 rpm.  Documented and regular service history ensures faultless enjoyable performance.  The engine bay is show winning clean and factory standard.  Fitted with the desirable 6-speed DSG gearbox the 0-60 mph is just 6.2 seconds and is quicker than the standard manual gearbox.  A top speed of 154 mph is quoted and with paddle shift and Sports mode this example is the drivers choice.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Impressive and unique to the R32 are the Zolder 18” alloy wheels shod in matching Dunlop Sport 225/40 ZR18 tyres with ample tread.  Scrutiny will reveal a tiny mark to one wheel.  The braking system comprises of large dimensioned discs to both front and rear, the front being internally ventilated and gripped by standard blue brake calipers.

HISTORY FILE
Hailed as the fastest ever Golf when new this model was the most expensive in the range being the 5dr V6 4Motion DSG.  Registered new on the 10th April 2006 by VW Main Dealers Breeze in Poole this example has returned to the same agent eight times for scheduled service work.  A further three Specialists service visits have been carried with the last in April 2018 at 25,077 miles.  The vital Haldex oil change was carried out on the last service.  With just three former keepers from new the total mileage of 26,201 miles is warranted and a box file contains all the corresponding invoices to match the stamped service book.  The R32 leather folder is present with all handbooks and two keys.  A very special, sought-after example in exemplary condition.  Sold by KGF Classic Cars in 2018 we are delighted to have this back in our inventory for a new owner to enjoy!

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Volkswagen 2000L Type 2 Kombi Microbus

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A rare surviving RHD Volkswagen 2000L Type 2 Kombi Microbus with 45,776 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Eight large picture windows, roll-down cab windows, front quarter lights, plastic lined cab, one piece windshield, windshield washers, windshield defogger, two rear view mirrors, safety door handles, floor lined with insulating rubber matting, sound deadening, handsome hand fitted headliner, fully adjustable front seats, coat hooks, padded armrests, grab handles, ashtrays, flow-through ventilation, automatic choke, cigar lighter, side sliding door, insulated passenger compartment, safety padded rear cab wall, assist straps, roof high luggage compartment.  Additional L specification; Clifton White roof and upper body, chrome VW sign, vent wings in cab doors, twin reversing lights.  Factory options; eight-seat 2-3-3 configuration.

EXTERIOR
This absolutely wonderful Kombi Microbus is a very rare vehicle having avoided the fate of many camper conversions.  Not only has this Kombi remained as intended, it has remained largely original and well preserved.  The original colour of Sunburst Yellow/Clifton White, (Code 234S), is bright and looks superb.  Evidence of remedial paintwork and light age-related markings can be seen but do not detract from the overall impressive appearance.  The white painted bumpers are in excellent order and all trim sections, rubbers, lights and badges are fully intact.  Incredibly the sticker for the supplying VW/Audi Main Dealer in South Africa remains fitted in the rear screen!  Having spent the majority of its life in dry climates with salt free roads, the underside is amazingly well preserved and factory panels are straight and free from repair work.  A very genuine Microbus, one for continued preservation.

INTERIOR
An ingenious and hugely practical interior is revealed upon opening the wide front 90-degree cab doors and huge slide loading door.  The neatly designed and well thought out passenger compartment will comfortably seat 6 occupants with masses of leg and head room, whilst leaving the large roof high luggage compartment unimpeded.  The cabin space offers space for two further occupants in the fully adjustable seats.  The seats, door cards, side panels and matching spare wheel cover are trimmed in original Dark Brown Leatherette PVC, (Code 68), which remains in superb order with no rips or damage.  Even the safety armrests are fully intact, although notable upon close scrutiny is a repair panel to the driver’s seat lower bolster which is slight off colour.  Factory build plates are found behind the driver’s seat and there are factory stickers still affixed the driver’s door shut.  The handsome head liner is undamaged and shows only very light discolouration, and all controls and functions operate well.  With plenty of room for friends and family, this is the ultimate recreational classic.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The factory fitted 2.0 Type 4 engine as fitted to this example is the correct carburettor version as denoted by the CJ prefix to the engine number.  Producing 69bhp at 4200rpm and 143Nm torque at 2800rpm, this more powerful unit is perfectly suited to the T2 and even now is highly regarded for its impressive capabilities.  The engine fires into life effortlessly and motorway cruising is surprisingly refined and far superior compared to smaller engine models.   The engine compartment is clean and there is a generous yet carefully applied layer of protective wax.  Reliable usage is a given due to fastidious maintenance using correct grade oils and genuine and specialist supplier parts.  The fully synchronized 4-speed gearbox operates very well.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Correct steel rims with L specification VW mirror finish original chrome hubcaps show only light aging and matching quality Maxxis Victra 510 185/80 R14 tyres are virtually unused having been fitted brand new in 2015.  A dual hydraulic brake system operating front discs operate exactly as Volkswagen intended.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new on the 1st January 1976, the selling dealer was VW/Audi Main Agent, Alan Hudson & Kie Co of Nelspruit in South Africa.  Owned initially and briefly by an elderly couple in Nelspruit, at one year old the Microbus was purchased by an Italian gentleman, Enzo Volante, who incredibly owned it for 39 years!  Email correspondence between long term owner Mr Volante and the most recent keeper is kept in the history file along with a full ownership trace.  In this delightful and informative exchange, Mr Volante regaled stories of trips to Durban, Johannesburg and more local Kruger Park.  Further perusal of the large and beautifully presented history file is a very enjoyable task where you will learn that the vehicle only entered the UK in 2016 after being imported by a South African gentleman living in Essex.  The history file contains all import papers whereby UK duty and full DVLA registration has been completed.  There are many VW specialist receipts and invoices to leave in no doubt the care this cherished Microbus has enjoyed.  A valuation letter from December 2016 by Mr E Farrage of the NECPWA Vintage Motoring Club places a value of £28,000 on the vehicle having noted the bodywork/chassis and mechanical condition to be in Class 1 condition, and in his own words, “this one certainly has to be among the best and most original examples left”.

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Volkswagen Golf GTi 8v

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A multiple concours winning VW Golf GTi 8v 3dr with just 26,880 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Twin halogen headlamps, laminated windscreen, red trim stripes on radiator grille, twin exhaust pipes, steel sliding sunroof, black wheel arch extensions, front spoiler, rear window spoiler, bumpers with red trim stripes, twin jet heated windscreen washer nozzles, height adjustable sports seats, folding rear seats, sports steering wheel, multi-function computer, digital clock, Panasonic digital tune radio with auto reverse cassette.

EXTERIOR
It is difficult to portray just how special this mind-blowing Golf Mk2 GTi is, finished in Tornado Red, (Colour Code LY3D).  With this multiple concours-winning car, the numerous trophies, judging score sheets, magazine features, show display boards and countless rosettes speak for themselves, leading to this Golf being regarded as possibly the best in the country.  A phenomenal list of awards and trophies gained since 2014 make remarkable reading, with highlights including four 1st place awards at Stanford Hall including twice winner in Super Class, and seven trophies for 1st place at GTi Festival being just a handful of accolades with many more to fill up a large trophy cabinet!  To further emphasise the incredible showpiece credentials, several concours judging checklists reveal winning scores of 97/100, 96/100 and 127/140 at events including Stanford Hall, Tatton Park and the Association of British Volkswagen Clubs.  Nothing beats physical inspection though to fully appreciate the near perfect paint finish and fully detailed underside, where it all becomes quite obvious why this Golf has gained huge respect and admiration at the most prestigious and meticulous of judging events.

INTERIOR
A truly spectacular interior with the sports seats finished in the Grey/Red trim, (Code HZ), with the matching unmarked cloth covered door and side panels.  The bolsters remain perfectly shaped and unworn commensurate with the incredibly low mileage and the carpets are still protected by the original VW carpet mats.  The supplying dealer tax disc holder remains affixed to the front screen and even the steering wheel and gear knob retain their textured finishes.  The boot carpet looks brand new, all the tools are still present and correct, as is the original VW first aid kit still in the cellophane wrapper!  Perfectionists will adore the boot factory code sticker and production check sticker still attached.  Worthy of concours judging scores of 20/20, 19/20 and 18/20 for the interior category!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The engine produces a 112bhp and 159Nm of Torque and drives perfectly with a distinctive exhaust note which is truly addictive.  A top speed of 119mph and 0-60mph in 8.3 seconds are quoted.  A pristine engine bay with factory wax and an unbroken plastic bulkhead cover will please exhibitors and event scrutineers.  The 5 speed sports gearbox is positive and is a joy to use.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Brand new 6J x 14in sports steel wheels were sourced from Germany in 2015 and are correct for the 8V model.  Five matching Uniroyal Rainexpert 185/60 R14 tyres were sourced at the same time with the spare tyre unused.  Fully detailed to concours level, the ventilated front disc brakes and rear disc brakes offer plenty of stopping power.  This Golf GTi drives just as amazing as it looks!

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on the 15th August 1989 by Volkswagen Main Dealer, Links Garage in Derbyshire, the first owner was a Mr William Hird.  The car was his pride and joy and returning to the same dealer for servicing until his driving retirement in 1995, all evidenced in the stamped service book.  During this time the car was known by the second owner and neighbour, Mr Shaun Green.  Mr Green had mentioned on more than one occasion his desire to purchase the car with polite refusal each time.  Eventually in 2010, Mr Green was given permission to buy the car, but only after a strict vetting process!  Used by Mr Green for shows and VW events the car has continued to lead a pampered life.  KGF Classic Cars sold the car in October 2015 to Chris Burt, who being well known in Volkswagen concours events took an already exceptional car to the phenomenal, multi-award-winning level we see today.  Two immaculately presented history files make fascinating reading whereby thorough perusal requires several hours!  One file being dedicated to concours competitions with score sheets, awards and magazine features including Modern Classics and Volkswagen Driver.  A further large box contains no less than 14 trophies along with presentation boards, rosettes and plaques.  This car was also invited onto the prestigious Mequiars Stand at the 2017 NEC Classic Car show.

The original VW grey document holder is also with the car that contains all the owner’s manuals, instructions pamphlets and dealer literature.  The service history file contains letters between owners, masses of invoices from the supplying main dealer and specialists as well as MOT certificates dating back to the first in 1992!  Originality seekers will be pleased to see the original supplying dealer number plates preserved in the boot.  This GTi thoroughly excels in every conceivable way.  Contact KGF Classic Cars with your application to become the custodian of the best Golf GTi available.

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