Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk1

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A legendary Mk1 VW Golf GTi with complete history file and 91,208 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Halogen headlamps, rear window with black surround, wider wheel arches with plastic bead, ‘GTi’ badges on radiator and tailgate, laminated windscreen, twin adjustable door mirrors, rear wash-wipe, red trim around radiator grille, large front spoiler, side stripes, revolution counter, digital clock, black leatherette headlining, multi-function digital computer, fuel economy gauge, twin tone horn, front door pockets, trip mileage recorder. Factory options; steel sliding roof, tinted glass. Dealer Options; Panasonic 583 stereo, 2 speakers, electric aerial, Hella twin lamp conversion.

EXTERIOR
This iconic MK1 Golf GTi is finished in Alpine White (Code L90E) and maintains a bright shine and uniform finish. The factory panels have excellent fit and uniform gaps, and only a small ding to the nearside door is worthy of mention. The rubbers, side mouldings, lights and all other body trimmings are intact and in good order aside from one small scuff to the front nearside plastic arch bead. The original factory optional tinted glass is security etched and displays a Volkswagen main dealer tax disc holder and screen sticker along with dealer number plates. The black rear window surround and side stripes show signs of aging and the sunroof has some markings. The identification sticker on the boot cross member is present and the engine compartment displays the correct factory stickers. This genuine original GTi embodies everything that made this iconic car the trend setting legend that it is.

INTERIOR
The original body-hugging reclining sports seats finished in black/white large check design (code KM) are in remarkable condition and match the black leatherette headlining, carpeting and door cards. Very light thinning to the material on the driver’s outer bolster is noticeable. All functions and controls operate well, although the MFA LCD display is distorted. The original dealer fit stereo and speakers remain fitted and maintain the classic ‘80’s touch! Additional VDO gauges are housed in the original centre console and consist of ammeter, oil temperature and oil pressure. A small undulation to the dash top is visiable. A classic 1980’s hot hatch interior, endless fun and hugely nostalgic.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
This cult-setting car is in excellent mechanical order and really asserts what early GTi ownership should be about – tremendous fun! The engine produces 110bhp at 6100rpm and 140Nm of torque at 5000rpm, enough to sprint to 60mph in 8.8 seconds and achieve a top speed of 112mph. The seemingly endlessly willing engine and that addictive exhaust note are guaranteed to excite the occupants and a smile on your face is a permanent fixture! The 5 speed sports gearbox is precise and is a joy to use. This Golf is exactly how the manufacturer intended, brilliant.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Fitted with the factory standard alloy sports wheels, the tyres are quality Pirelli Cinturato P4 175/70 R13 all round with excellent tread remaining. Faint markings to the outer rims are detectable. The servo-assisted diagonally divided dual-circuit braking system with 9.4in internally ventilated discs in front and 7.1in drums at rear do an excellent job of stopping the car.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new by Volkswagen Main Dealers Walter Scott Motors of London on the 1st February 1983, an original new car sales invoice outlines a purchase price of £7.346.39 on the road. The colossal file is quite incredible and incorporates countless invoices and receipts from the supplying dealer, other main agents and specialists to offer a full and complete service record for the 91,208 miles covered.
The original VW Dealer blue document holder is also with the car and contains all the owner’s manuals and instruction pamphlets. Even the original mounting instruction booklet for the upgrade twin lamp grille is included! The factory single lamp grille comes with the car and offers a choice for the next keeper. A very useable classic Golf GTi, the epitome of the hot hatch phenomenon.

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VW Golf GTi Mk1 Campaign Edition

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A legendary Mk1 Volkswagen Golf GTi Campaign Edition with VW history.

EQUIPMENT
Twin front lamps incorporating head and foglamps, green tinted glass, ‘GTi’ badges on radiator and tailgate, laminated windscreen, steel sliding sunshine roof, twin adjustable door mirrors, rear wash-wipe, red trim around radiator grille, large front spoiler, side stripes, revolution counter, digital clock, leather trimmed sports steering wheel, multi-function digital computer, fuel economy gauge, twin tone horn, front door pockets, trip mileage recorder.  Dealer options; Simba alarm immobiliser.

EXTERIOR
This stunning unmolested MK1 Golf GTi is finished in classic Diamond Silver Metallic, (Code L97A).  The paint finish is simply impeccable with a beautiful detailed shine and uniform presentation.  All factory panels are pin straight displaying linear and even shut lines.  Faint and very minimal touched in chips to the leading bonnet edge do not offend.  The rubbers side mouldings, lights and all other body trimmings are perfect and scuff free and the original green tinted glass is security etched.  The identification sticker on the boot cross member is present and has the vital ‘Campaign’ option codes of 707 and 750 matching the vehicle data sticker in the service book.  Campaign specification trim and decals are exactly correct and remain in remarkable order, including the special edition specific fuel filler cap with spring loaded cover.  An incredibly well preserved and cherished example, very special.

INTERIOR
Body-hugging reclining sports seats trimmed in original black/white check design (code KM) remain in remarkable condition with no wear to the fabric or deterioration to the seat structure.  The matching black headlining is clean and intact.   The carpeting, door cards and all other interior trim sections are pristine, clean and unworn.  The correct smaller door lock pins with indent to the top and the leather bound steering wheel are Campaign specific and further uphold this cars true correct identity.  All the controls housed in the pristine fascia work as they should including the multi-function digital computer.  A spotless boot area houses the full size alloy spare, original jack and wheel brace and an unmolested rear parcel shelf, although one of the rubber hangers has snapped.  A classic retro hot hatch interior, wonderfully preserved.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
This iconic car is in tremendous mechanical order and really boasts what Mk1 GTi ownership should be about – marvellous fun!  The engine produces 112bhp at 5800rpm and 109lbs.ft of torque at 3500rpm, enough to sprint to 60mph in 8.2 seconds and achieve 114mph.  Renowned for sheer driving pleasure, this Mk1 Campaign GTi does not disappoint.  The detailed engine bay is spotlessly clean with original factory stickers and the identity plates display the correct chassis numbers for a Campaign model.  The 5 speed sports gearbox is precise and is a joy to use.  It is easy to understand how this car started the hot hatch phenomenon.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This superb Golf GTi is fitted with the unique, Campaign only, and highly desirable 6J x 14 Pirelli alloy sports wheels with correct larger ‘P’ cut out sections and smaller 7mm gaps.  All wheels remain in pristine condition and are shod in correct Pirelli P6000 185/60 R14 tyres.  The servo-assisted diagonally divided dual-circuit braking system with discs in front and drums at rear require firmer action than a modern equivalent but operate exactly as they should.

HISTORY FILE
A simply incredible history file.  Registered with a correct ‘A’ prefix for Campaign models on 10th November 1983 by Volkswagen Main Dealer Colindale Service Station of London, this enthusiast owned example has had just four former keepers, all of whom have upheld the service record impeccably.  Two original service record booklets, the first having run out of space display many stamped entries, majority being VW Main Dealer and remaining specialist.  Documented cambelt changes, the last being in 2013 at 127,771 miles and again carried out a VW Main Dealers will give the next owner much reassurance and help to illustrate how the fastidious serving has never been compromised.  The last VW service was in November 2014 and a service reminder sticker is neatly placed on the door shut dated November 2015.  Furthermore, a colossal and immaculately presented history file includes masses of receipts, services invoices and every single MOT certificate from the cars third birthday to fully document the 135,966 miles covered.

The previous keeper having purchased the car in 1999 is a lifelong VW enthusiast who remarkable kept a hugely detailed and disciplined log of every journey he made including date, mileage, fuel costs and journey comments!  No less than 33 pages and 462 entries are stated!  His utter love and devotion for the car is clear to see in its condition which represents a vehicle having done a fraction of the mileage.

The original VW Dealer blue document holder is also with the car and contains all the owner’s manuals and instruction pamphlets.  A sheer collectors dream in every sense.

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Volkswagen Golf Clipper Auto

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An exciting VW Golf Convertible Clipper Auto with just 43,105 miles and one owner.

EQUIPMENT
Twin halogen headlamps, laminated windscreen, green tinted heat insulating glass,  bumpers and wheel arch extensions in colour of vehicle, front spoiler, padded dashboard, lockable glove box, height adjustable drivers sports seats, front door pockets, sports steering wheel, heated twin jet windscreen washer nozzles, heated rear window, interior courtesy light, digital clock, rev counter, water temperature gauge, twin tone horn, Roll over bar, electrically operated convertible top with five layer structure and glass rear window, black number plate surround at rear.  Dealer options; VW tailor made overmats.

EXTERIOR
This stunning Golf Clipper Convertible has been cherished from new by just one keeper and the exterior presents itself accordingly with such a low mileage and loved example.  Finished in original factory Alpine White (code P1), the paintwork maintains a bright uniform shine.  Only a tiny singular paint blemish each on the nearside rear panel and nearside front arch extension are visible to only the most determined of inspectors. The convertible hood is finished in contrasting black (code V1) remains damage, rip and crease free.  It effortlessly operates electrically and folds away neatly under the rear tonneau.  Alongside the dealer number plates, rear screen sticker and tax disc holder, even the original option code sticker and factory inspection stamp remain in the boot area!  The bumpers, rubber side mouldings and all other body trim sections are excellent and scuff free and all factory ‘Clipper’ decals are exactly as Volkswagen intended.  Unmolested and beautifully preserved, one for the true enthusiast.

INTERIOR
The interior of this Golf is in remarkable order with the sports seats finished in the Dove Grey (code CT) along with the matching unmarked cloth covered door and side panels.  The seats are in beautiful wear free condition with only very mild discoloration to the light grey seat bolster on the driver’s side.  The white headlining is fully intact and virtually mark free, and the carpets are still protected by the original VW over-mats.  The original fascia and trim sections are perfect and all the controls work as they should, although the digital clock display has partially failed.  The fully functional factory original digital stereo remains fitted.  Representing everything that a low owner and low mileage pride and joy should.  Wonderful.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The time proven and uncomplicated four cylinder 1.8 engine producing 90bhp is smooth and performs strongly giving excellent and responsive performance.   A top speed of 99mph and 0-60 in 13.2 seconds are achieved with a guaranteed smile on the driver’s face!  The automatic transmission changes seamlessly and is willing to engage kick-down quickly.  A hugely enjoyable car to drive.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This Golf Clipper Convertible is fitted with the original steel wheels and two piece wheel covers.  They are all shod with quality branded 175/70 R13 tyres with excellent tread remaining and the original space saver spare wheel is unused with tyre nobbles still intact!  The diagonally split braking system incorporating front discs and self-adjusting rear drums delivers prompt and assured stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
This beautiful Golf Clipper was first registered on 27th September 1990 by Volkswagen main agents Smithfield Garage in Birmingham.  The first and only keeper from new Mr Paul Ketteley has covered a mere 43,105 miles in his 24 years of ownership!  The original A5 leather wallet houses a stamped service booklet and all dealer handbooks and guides, as well as even the salesman’s business card.  The comprehensive history file further documents a cam-belt change at 38,606 miles and houses many previous invoices and MOT certificates to fully support the incredible low mileage.  An original sales brochure completes the history file for this very special car.

Brilliant parts availability, owners club support and mechanical simplicity offer worry free classic car motoring allowing the next owner to concentrate solely on enjoyment.

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Volkswagen Beetle Last Edition 300/300

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The very last Last Edition VW Beetle. Number 300/300 with incredible history.

EQUIPMENT
Chrome bumpers with rubber inserts, chrome door mirror, running boards, two speed wipers, two-speed fresh air blower, handbrake warning light, heated rear window, hazard lights, interior lights, reversing lights, lockable glove box, front and rear ashtrays, coat hooks, map pocket, padded dashboard, twin sunvisors, grab handle, metal dashboard plaque.  Accessories: Beetle Bouncer Perspex stone shield.

MODEL HISTORY
In the autumn of 1977, Volkswagen made the momentous decision to stop European production of the Beetle. As a result, Volkswagen UK chose to mark the occasion by ordering 300 of its quota of ’78 model Beetles in Diamond Silver Metallic, this being a colour not previously available on a UK Beetle. It then distributed them in very small numbers among each of the various UK-based dealerships.  Each distributed with a dashboard plaque inscribed ‘This is one of the last Volkswagen Beetles to be produced for the United Kingdom.’  Our car is 300 of 300 and the very last of the Last Edition Beetles to roll out of the Emden plant for the UK market.  Last Edition Beetle No.1 is owned by Volkswagen and is registered VWW1.

EXTERIOR
Finished in unique Last Edition Diamond Silver metallic paint (Code L97A), this historically important example looks stunning.  All the factory panels are original along with lighting, trim and glass.  The chrome bumpers have a mirror finish with only the faintest pitting to the door handles. A period Beetle Bouncer perspex stone guard is affixed to the front bumper and can be removed with no damage.  The underside is factory original and there is minor bubbling to the N/S/F headlamp cowl and two small areas along the seam of the same wing.  In the summer of 2003 the vehicle had tree sap damage and remedial paint work was carried out under insurance by Jenkins & Pain of Whitfield.  This is a stunning car and quite simply, irreplaceable.

INTERIOR
The Marine Blue velour seats front and rear have, until recently, been protected by seat covers which are still with the car so have survived very well.  The rubber flooring has, again, been protected by carpeting and reveals the owners awareness of preservation and protection of such a historical important car.  A very functional without being ornate interior is well made and all switches, lighting and instrumentation are operational.  The unique Last Edition plaque inscribed 300/300 is still in the presentation case and has never been attached the glovebox.  Very special.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The air-cooled rear mounted engine produces 34bhp from its 1192cc displacement and operates with excellence thanks to meticulous main dealer servicing.  Engine number D1422283 is factory correct and the fully synchronised 4-speed gearbox works perfectly offering light and precise gear changes.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Pressed steel wheels are dressed in immaculate chrome half wheel covers and shod in factory original Firestone 155 R15T tubeless tyres.  The spare is unused and still has manufacture tyre stickers attached.  Dual circuit drums front and rear operate well offering adequate stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Truly captivating and most fitting for such a historically important vehicle.  In 1978 Guy Sinden, a Volkswagen (GB) Director is photographed handing over the keys of the last new Beetle made for Britain to Colin W. Cudlipp, the Chief Executive of BEN – (Motor and Allied Trades Benevolent Fund).   Substantial offers to buy this collectable vehicle were rejected by Volkswagen in favour of raising money for this charity as a first prize in a raffle.  The handover photo is included in the history file as are the black metal display plates made by VW and as seen in this early photo.  The raffle was won by a Yeovil couple, Ernest and Jean Rogers, which according to a newspaper cutting at the time ‘came as a real surprise’ as it was the first prize they had ever won!  Hailed as the Beetle bought for £1 it was kept by the couple unused and in careful storage until 1986 when it was advertised for sale in the May ’86 Thoroughbred & Classic Car magazine, of which a copy is included in the history file.  Spotted by VW enthusiast, Graham Bradley, a detailed account of his purchase and ownership is beautifully published in the April 2004 VW Motoring Magazine to which a copy is included in the history file.  Kept in his procession for some 25 years averaging 1,000 miles per annum and serviced annually with oil changes every 500 miles as witnessed by the huge collection of main dealer invoices in the history file.  During his use carpet mats and seat covers were used to protect the originals and these are removed but included in the sale.  Previous MOT history from the first in 1986 leave no doubt to the miles covered and a collection of tax discs stuck in date order are also included.  Sold to the final custodian, Mr Jenkins, having now covered just 28,116 miles from new who considers the vehicle to important to use hence the regretful sale.

An incredible box file of history which comprises of magazine features, photos, invoices and emails from the Last Edition Registrar stating ‘this is the highest chassis number that we know of!’

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Volkswagen Type 2 Bay Campervan

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A fully restored and beautifully finished Volkswagen Type 2 Bay Campervan.

EQUIPMENT
Pop-up fibreglass roof, roll-down cab windows, automatic choke, one piece windshield, windshield washers, cigar lighter, side sliding door, 12V electrics, convertible bench to bed, high gloss storage lockers, high gloss central locker with cup holders, power socket, what-not cabinet, panel wall insulation, curtains on all windows including cab, wear resistant insulated floor covering, electric fan blower, glovebox, louvered window screens, rear seatbelts.

EXTERIOR
This absolutely stunning campervan has undergone a full back to bare metal restoration in 2008 and the resulting finish is superb.  A professional and fully photographic restoration documents the meticulous process right up to the final coats of stunning Bianco over Rosso Corsa.  The high quality paint finish has remained impeccable with a deep vibrant shine and the white upper section beautifully clean and pure.  Completely free from corrosion, this examples fastidious renovation is clearly evident.  All trim sections are perfect as are the window rubbers and the elevating roof bellows brand new replacements as part of the process.  Said elevating roof section operates freely and the entire set up is completely watertight.  The supplying dealer number plates showing signs of wear remain with the car but new items have been fitted.  The no expense spared restoration has born fantastic results to this one off creation which has a unique personal stamp whilst staying largely true to Volkswagens original concept.  Not to be missed!

INTERIOR
The beautifully trimmed interior plays a huge part in the vehicles appeal and examples of skilled craftsmanship and hours of devotion are seen throughout.  The exterior colour scheme flows to the inside with immaculately trimmed red and white vinyl coverings to the original seats.  The matching door cards and red carpeting is pristine.  The rear section incorporates a rock and roll style seating and bed area in matching upholstery whilst the purpose built high gloss cabinets are as new.  Power supply and lighting adds to the camping features and full standing room is facilitated by the pop up roof.  This clean, chic concept is finished off with a fabulous checker flooring with matching curtains around the entire vehicle and cab area.  A beautifully coordinated and functional camping interior that simply exudes fun!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The four cylinder flat four air cooled engine with a capacity of 1584cc produces 57 bhp at 4400 rpm and is a mechanical delight.  Supreme cleanliness from this cherished example will gain much awe from onlookers.  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 correctly.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Correct 5” steel rims with VW mirror finish original chrome hubcaps have been refurbished and are immaculate in matching white.   The 185/70 R14 tyres have masses of tread remaining including the original spare.  A dual hydraulic brake system operating independently in pairs on the front and rear wheels operate exactly as Volkswagen intended.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 29th August 1973 by Colindale Volkswagen of Newcastle Upon Tyne, this example was acquired by the previous keeper in September 2006.  Purchased as a rolling restoration project but the quest for perfection soon led to a complete bare metal restoration to be undertaken by high regarded motor engineers K. & J. Rouse in Peterborough.  Two large albums full of photos documents the meticulous restoration and a collosal history file full of receipts from renowned specialists Just Kampers in Hampshire provide an insight to the thousands of pounds devoted to the project.  A further huge collection of parts invoices, work schedules and old MOT certificates complete the history file and leave in no doubt the extent to which this project was completed.

Having made the arduous decision to sell the beloved campervan, the previous keeper has offered the next lucky owner the opportunity to benefit from the sheer devotion bestowed upon this iconic VW that is wanting for nothing and ready for enjoyment and preservation.

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Volkswagen Karmann Beetle 1500 Cabriolet

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A stunning UK VW Karmann Beetle 1500 Cabriolet with just one former keeper.

EQUIPMENT
Chrome window trim, chrome bumpers, chrome headlamp rings, bright belt line and bonnet strip, ashtrays front and rear, chrome door handles and escutcheons, running boards, Karmann badges, hood cover, hazard lights, interior light, headlight flasher, fresh air vents, sill vents, glove box, driver and passenger door pocket, grab handle, twin sunvisors, MW/LW radio.  Optional extras; Chrome full wheel covers.

EXTERIOR
The unmodified and original nature of this delightful UK RHD Karmann Beetle poses as a huge testament to the cherished ownership this example has enjoyed.  Finished in Volkswagen Pastel White (code L90D) the gleaming paintwork boasts a bright pure shine and is guaranteed to please onlookers.  The vehicle is structurally excellent with no evidence of weld repairs, and the beautifully fitting panels are straight and free from corrosion or damage.  All chrome bumpers and trim pieces are pristine and aid the appeal of this car immensely.  A quality recent replacement hood is in perfect order and the matching hood cover with white piping completes the outfit.  A motoring icon through and through with added open top fun in abundance.

INTERIOR
The black leatherette interior having had a retrim is in excellent order with surprising comfort on offer!  The factory fitted thin steering wheel with Wolfsburg crest and horn bar is remarkably well preserved.  All matching door cards and black rubber floor mats are intact but are the original 44 year old items so do show signs of wear.  The sunvisors have discoloured over time.  Original features such as the dashboard ashtray with gear shift diagram and the working factory fitted radio are a delight to see.  A humble, pleasant and functional classic interior, hugely reminiscent of a simpler motoring era.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The original air-cooled rear mounted engine is housed in a beautifully clean engine bay with an emphasis on originality and meticulous maintenance clearly evident.  A power output of 53bhp and 78.1ib.ft of torque from its 1493cc displacement delivers a top speed of 78mph and 32mpg, whilst the unmistakable VW Beetle engine note is delightfully pronounced but completely unobtrusive.  The fully synchronized 4-speed gearbox is positive, light and smooth having benefitted from a brand new clutch in October 2014.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original pressed steel wheels are dressed in brilliant optional chrome full wheel covers and shod in matching quality 165/80 R15 tyres with excellent tread remaining.  Only very superficial and minor age related markings are evident upon close inspection.  Dual circuit drum brakes front and rear operate freely, offering modest stopping power when compared to modern vehicles, exactly as they were made!

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 20th August 1970 this example was supplied by Volkswagen Main Dealer Tom England and Sons Ltd of Liverpool to original owner Mr Henry Barton.  The original sales invoice details a purchase price of £1,025.83 including optional extra wheel trims at £5.00 and road tax at £20.83.  A supplying dealer tax disc holder remains in the screen and is a delightfully original touch.  Incredibly Mr Barton remained the vehicles only owner throughout its lifetime, initially using the car as his everyday vehicle and in later years just for family holidays and weekend trips.  Upon his passing this year the vehicle was left to his daughter Victoria Barton-Jones, none of this however before his pride and joy was used as transport for her wedding!  Perhaps even more amazing is the registration to Victoria took place on 20th August 2014, exactly 44 years to the day after it was first registered!

The history file further consists of the original VW Service Record displaying many stamps, warranty card and vehicle data cards as well as a huge collection of previous MOT’s, a stack of old tax discs and a collection of receipts and invoices.  Having covered a fully verified 86,432 miles from new, this cherished example has wanted for nothing and is ready to become the next lucky owner’s new pride and joy.

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Volkswagen Beetle La Grande Bug

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The best Volkswagen Beetle available? La Grande Bug with 242 miles from new.

EQUIPMENT
Rubber strips on bumpers, chrome door mirror, handles and waist line, ‘La Grande Bug’ rear badge, sunroof, running boards, silver lined horn pad with Wolfsburg crest, leather gear knob with Wolfsburg crest, heated rear window, hazard lights, dash illumination adjustment, interior light, padded dash, padded sun visors with passenger mirror, four seatbelts, rear ashtray, interior light, door open buzzer, twin door pockets computer analysis plug.

EXTERIOR
Simply magnificent this prized and collectable La Grande Bug is striking finished in one of only three limited edition colours available, Ancona Blue, (Code L97B). A rich, sparkling factory perfect metallic coat will astonish onlookers who will marvel at the impeccable condition and only in the professional concours arena will the tiniest of marks be noted. Such is the perfect originality of this vehicle that it was invited to stand amongst the Meguiars winners at the 2011 NEC Classic Motor Show, a true testament to the excellent condition this car is in. Perfectionists and VW purists will enjoy pointing out all the factory stickers, tags and labels often lost within the cars first few weeks of usage. Engine detail is factory fresh. A bold statement, but possibly the best Volkswagen Beetle available.

INTERIOR
The rich interior of this very rare Beetle offers unique blue special leather grained seating with plush corduroy insets. Matching thick, colour-coordinated carpeting and a rosewood dash are further luxury distinguishing features along with a leather grained steering wheel. The famous VW smell is still there. Opening the lockable glove box even reveals the VW pack of fuses as supplied when new and no radio has been fitted so the blanking plate is still in situ. The instruction sticker on the steering wheel is still intact. The driver’s seat base has a repair during its time in a Volkswagen Main Dealer. The under bonnet cardboard liner is simply remarkable. Time warp is a term used freely, but completely justified with this collectable unique vehicle

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The air-cooled rear mounted horizontally opposed engine produces 48bhp from its 1584cc displacement enabling a top speed of 84mph. La Grande Bug was one of the first Super Beetles to have electronic fuel injection fitted as standard enabling wonderfully smooth performance and 33mpg. The fully synchronized 4-speed gearbox works perfectly. Due to the low miles covered it would be advisable to re-commission the vehicle despite the mechanical wellbeing if the new owner plans to put the car into regular use.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
4.5J Lemmertz sport GT wheels are as new and show all the VW stampings which are crystal clear along with factory fitted wheel weights. All tyres are incredibly still the first Goodyear tubeless bias ply type in perfect order. Dual circuit drums front and rear will require an overhaul if regular use is intended.

HISTORY FILE
The story of this example begins in the Williams VW Dealership, Lancing, Michigan in the USA when proprietor, Mr Williams, took delivery of this limited edition La Grande Bug. Realising that this was something very special with amenities not customarily found in a Bug it was held back from sale to keep for his children to use when they went off to college. However, VW introduced newer models with better safety features so a Golf was the chosen mode of transport. Mr Williams kept the vehicle in one of his VW Showrooms all the way up until retirement in 2010 when a renowned UK VW collector, Mr Willcock, found out about it. Knowing that a 242-mile 1970’s VW Beetle is not something that comes up for sale too often, especially not one that is a limited edition like this, he jumped on it! Last sold by KGF Classic Cars in July 2014 we are delighted to offer this vehicle to market again.

A collection of magazine features, coveted Meguiars trophy from the Classic Motor Show appearance, and all importation/duty paid paperwork are included. The vehicle has never been registered. Original literature including handbooks and sales brochures are included.

VW T25 Devon Moonraker

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An award winning original VW T25 Devon Moonraker with just 20,139 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Safety cell cab construction, engine access hatch, cab heater, electric mains hook up, bottled gas supply, ZIG C.F.8 power supply and remote charging, sophisticated electrical control system, lighting, offside kitchen, heat-resistant melamine work tops, cutlery drawer, gas cooker with grill and heatshield, sink and drainer unit, large 34 litre wheeled water storage tank, grey water outlet, deep storage locker, wardrobe, vented gas bottle storage, double bed/rear bench assembly, rear facing seat, extension ‘buddy’ seat, under-seat storage, centre leg table, roof cabinet, continuous track curtains.  Devon Double Top fibreglass roof, solid base roof mattresses, roof vent with fly screen.  Factory options; Electrolux RM122 model 12volt/gas refrigerator, Espar B1l/D1L petroleum heater.

EXTERIOR
This exceptional example is a genuine Devon Moonraker conversion from new and has remained completely original.  The two tone paintwork in Brilliant Orange and Ivory, (Code L20B/L567), boasts a vibrant shine and superb finish with only a few miniscule blemishes.  Incredibly, original features such as the supply dealer number plates, tyre pressure stickers on each wheel arch and original Devon decals are intact and preserved.  Structural integrity is assured due to Ziebart treatment from new, and multiple Ziebart plugs and evidence of factory wax can be seen.  All original panels are pin straight with uniform shut lines and the trim sections are beautifully preserved.  A truly amazing example presented in impeccable order.

INTERIOR CAB AREA
The spacious cabin consisting of Brushed Nylon front seats and heavy duty moulded rubber floor coverings remain factory perfect.  The seat coverings are amazingly clean, reflective of the very low mileage covered, and the steering wheel still shows prominent factory veins.  A light mark to the passenger seat can just be seen.  Original features such as the fully operational Blaupunkt Toronto SQR32 stereo and all factory stickers remain.  Furthermore, the factory identity plate and paint code sticker are underneath the passenger seat, alongside the separate leisure battery correctly installed in conjunction with the ZIG C.F.8 power supply and remote charging system.  A period digital TIM Tach gauge has been professionally installed.

INTERIOR LIVING AREA
Exceptional design and build quality from the renowned experts, Devon Conversions Ltd, this pristine example has remained precisely as per the build specification.  All soft furnishings consist of buttoned deep foam cushions trimmed in ‘soft as velvet’ pile patterned fabrics which remain in fantastic clean unworn condition.  The Flotex floor covering to the living area is spotless having been protected from new with an overlay mat, and even the usually misplaced small wooden bung with matching Flotex top remains in situ where the removable table leg sits!  The Coffee and Cream cabinets with melamine work surfaces, along with all clips and catches are pristine and fully intact to further emphasise the first class mentality to the Devon Conversions product.  All spotless cooking, washing and heating facilities are intact and operational but have not been tested for performance or safety by KGF Classic Cars.  Dealer supplied cookware and matching cutlery are delightfully period!  The Devon Double Top fibreglass roof with bright and fully intact striped canvas raises effortlessly to facilitate spacious daytime full standing headroom and versatile adult double or twin child bed configuration.  Rich carpet style trim to the interior panels, in Dark Brown below and Beige above the window line, is pristine with no signs of leakage.  An outstanding example worthy of the label ‘time warp’.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The four cylinder air cooled 1970cc petrol engine with twin down draft carburettors develops 70bhp at 4200rpm and 137Nm of torque at 3000rpm.  The engine hatch remains the correct factory grey and lifts to reveal a wonderfully clean and unmolested engine bay with factory stickers and markings still intact.  Even the often perished rubber concertina engine seal, essential to prevent hot gasses rising from the exhaust, is fully intact.  The baulk synchronised 4 speed manual gearbox offers sturdy yet effortless changes.  Simple mechanics and a huge parts supply network make this a very capable useable classic.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Standard 5½ J X 14 steel rims are dressed with pristine VW hubcaps all round and incredibly still wear the factory Michelin XZX tyres!  Although hugely desirable to a collector and important to retain, tyre renewal prior to regular use would be a prudent safety precaution.  The original unused spare wheel is stored in the underside hanger and the original VW toolkit and jack are present, including the very rare wheel hub pick!  Servo assisted brakes with front discs stop the vehicle in a steady and straight line.

HISTORY FILE
This factory built T25 Devon Moonraker was supplied new on 14th March 1980 by Main Agent, William Arnold Caravans of Manchester.  The first owner was a Mr William Smart who initially registered the vehicle in his company name, Eurobake Ltd, before transferring ownership to himself.  Mr Smart kept the vehicle inside his warm bakery throughout his 21 year ownership, after which it was purchased by Mr Adrian Royles.  Five years on, the previous owner, Mr Craig Wall, discovered the vehicle after a long and exhausting search for the best T25, and it was just four miles away in a dry garage he walked past every day!

The history file consists of all Volkswagen handbooks, guides and leaflets in the William Arnold plastic wallet, along with the instruction manuals for the camping facilities.  Even the Salesman’s business card, with his photo, has been kept!  A large collection of MOT certificates and invoices verify the incredible low mileage of 20,139.  Two sets of keys and a laminated period sales brochure complete the history file, along with trophies awarded at various Volkswagen shows, including the prominent Tatton Park 2013.  This example is guaranteed to attract appreciation from enthusiasts and collectors wanting simply the best on offer.

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Volkswagen Beetle 1300

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A desirable RHD 1965 Volkswagen Beetle 1300 with 61,715 miles and one owner.

EQUIPMENT
Chrome window trim, chrome bumpers, bumper overriders, bezel vents, sill vents, chrome wheel covers, chrome driver’s door mirror, chrome bonnet line and side trims, running boards, horn pad with Wolfsburg crest, heater control levers mounted on the tunnel, interior light, assist straps, headlight flasher, glove box, door pockets, chrome rear view mirror, twin sun visors, grab handle.  Dealer options: Seat belts, Blaupunkt radio.

EXTERIOR
This beautiful and unrestored Beetle is finished in classic Volkswagen Seesand (Code L-568).  The paintwork has a uniform bright finish with some hazing to the bonnet, roof, and paint thinning to the passenger door top.  The chrome brightwork boasts a terrific shine with just some minor pitting on the bumpers and wing indicator bezels.  This August 1965 build is a very early and factory correct ‘66 model year. The revised ’66 features fitted to the car include a 1300 emblem to the rear engine lid, ventilating wheel slots and revisions to the suspension and wheel bearings.  A remarkable example that is wonderfully preserved and truly represents the factory build specification often lost through advancing years.

INTERIOR
The black leatherette upholstery has remained exactly as Volkswagen intended with no modification whatsoever.  The original seats have suffered no damage at all and the structure of each seat has retained all integrity to offer surprising comfort!  The factory original steering wheel with Wolfsburg crest and semi-circular horn bar is immaculate, as are all additional functions and controls.  Factory correct ’66 model year features such as the headlight dimmer switch mounted on turn signal and centre-dash defroster are clear for all to see.  The correct Blaupunkt period radio remains in situ.  All matching door cards and the rubber flooring are in fantastic condition, as is the headlining which has just very slight discolouration on the edges.  A truly fantastic testament to years of fastidious and cherished ownership.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The matching numbers air-cooled rear mounted engine is housed in a beautifully clean engine bay with factory sound deadening still present.  This is the only year the 1285cc engine was used in the Beetle with a power output of 50bhp at 4600 rpm to deliver a top speed of 74mph and 34.5mpg.  The unmistakable VW Beetle engine note is delightfully pronounced but completely unobtrusive.  The fully synchronized 4-speed gearbox of single plate dry clutch type operates perfectly offering light and precise progression throughout the range.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Five pristine pressed steel wheels painted in original pearl white and black centres, feature the ’66 model year ventilating slots for aided brake cooling and are shod in matching period looking Firestone F-560 165 R15 tyres with masses of tread still remaining.  The chrome hubcaps are factory originals and show only the faintest pitting.  Single circuit braking system with drums all-round offer modest stopping power with a firm pedal action a necessity, exactly as they were made!

HISTORY FILE
This unmolested example was bought by a Mr Ian Hudson on 5th November 1965 and has remained in his care throughout.  A now retired Volkswagen mechanic with a reputation for outstanding VW knowledge, the car was transferred into his garage name, Hudson Autos in 2008.  A cherished family vehicle that has only covered 61,715 miles in its 51 years evokes strong memories especially with his son, Darren Hudson, who would dearly love the car to go to a caring home.  Darren would be happy to share his memories with any would be new custodian.

With the history file containing the original owner’s handbook, old tax discs and MOT certificates. This brilliant and unmolested beetle is ready to be enjoyed and preserved for many years to come.

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Volkswagen Beetle 1200

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A charming UK VW Beetle 1200 with a huge history file and 61,328 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Chrome window trim, chrome bumpers, quarter lights, VW bonnet emblem, chrome headlamp rings, bright belt line, ashtray with gear pattern diagram, internal bonnet and fuel filler release, chrome door handles, running boards, hazard lights, interior light, headlight flasher, fresh air vents, sill vents, glove box, twin sunvisors.  Dealer options; Seatbelts.

EXTERIOR
The unmodified and original nature of this delightful UK RHD Beetle 1200 remains a huge testament to the cherished ownership this example has enjoyed.  Finished in Volkswagen Marina Blue, (Marinablau – code L54D), the gleaming paintwork boasts a bright pure shine and is guaranteed to please onlookers.  Faint blemishes are detectable upon scrutiny and minor remedial cosmetic work has been carried out to uphold the very pretty finish.  The vehicle is structurally excellent and the panels are straight and free from corrosion or damage.  All chrome bumpers and trim pieces are beautifully bright with the exception of light pitting to the quarter light surrounds.  Having avoided the common modification trend, this wonderful matching numbers example remains exactly how Volkswagen intended and represents all that is special about this true motoring icon.

INTERIOR
The original and unrestored Alabaster Leatherette upholstery and matching door cards remain in excellent order with only a light marking visible on the rear bench.  The factory fitted thin two spoke steering wheel along with all switchgear and controls are in superb order and all functions operate perfectly.  The headlining is fully intact, tight and free from the common discolouration.  Original features such as the dashboard ashtray with gear shift diagram and tyre pressure chart on the glovebox lid are a delight to see.  The tidy front luggage area houses the spare wheel sited in a solid and clean front compartment with factory chassis plate still in place.  The chassis stamp is also clearly visible underneath the rear bench seat and denotes a build date of August 1970.  The correct washer bottle fed off the spare tyre pressure remains fitted and complete but an electric washer upgrade has been carried out.  A humble yet functional classic interior, hugely reminiscent of a more modest motoring era.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The original air-cooled rear mounted engine affirms the cars matching number credentials with the engine number prefix ‘D0’ correct for the year and model and matching the V5 document.  The spotlessly clean engine bay with an emphasis on originality and meticulous maintenance is clearly evident.  A power output of 34bhp and 65ib.ft of torque from its 1192cc displacement delivers performance at a relaxed pace, whilst the unmistakable VW Beetle engine note is delightfully pronounced.  The fully synchronized 4-speed gearbox is positive, light and smooth.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original pressed steel wheels with as new stainless steel hubcaps are pristine and are shod in matching Toyo 155 R15 tyres, new in 2014, with excellent tread remaining.  Dual circuit drum brakes front and rear operate freely, offering modest stopping power when compared to modern vehicles, exactly as they were made!

HISTORY FILE
This German built 1971 model year example was manufactured in August 1970 and registered new on 5th November 1970.  The supplying Volkswagen Main Dealer, Weir Lodge Garage of Surrey, along with other main dealers serviced the car extensively in the early years with 12 VW stamped entries in the original VW Service Record.  An order form from VW Dealers Colborne Garages Ltd dated February 1973 and made out to second owner Mr Geoffrey Clark outlines a purchase price of £720, less £150 for his Morris 1100 Traveller taken in part exchange!  Furthermore, a colossal history folder contains a huge collection of receipts and invoices for service and maintenance throughout the vehicles entire lifetime.  The dealer supplied instruction manual and operating handbooks have been kept along with the original VW Diagnosis Punch Card Booklet.  Evidence of enthusiast ownership extends even to the factory paint code sticker removed and preserved inside the Service Record cover!
A delightfully genuine example, one which offers a real testament to the devoted ownership and careful upkeep bestowed upon the car.

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