VW Conv,
Lot 285
2003 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet Chassis no. WVWZZZ1YZAM303690 Engine no. BFSD12518
Sold for £11,760 (US$ 19,216) inc. premium

Lot Details
VW Conv, VW Conv,
2003 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet
Registration no. WD03 KRK
Chassis no. WVWZZZ1YZAM303690
Engine no. BFSD12518

Footnotes

  • Unashamedly cashing in on the reputation of the outstandingly successful original, Volkswagen introduced the new 'Beetle' in 1998, beating the similarly 'retro' Mini into production by two years. The concept originated at VW's California design studio in 1994 and was taken up by the factory, which launched the much-changed production version four years later. Its rounded shape meant that there was a slight penalty in terms of available interior space, but that did nothing to diminish the new Beetle's popularity, particularly among female buyers. The new Beetle was based on the contemporary Golf platform, being similarly well built and dependable, and over the years has been available with a wide choice of engines, both petrol and diesel. Driver and front-seat passenger airbags were standard right from the start of production, making the Beetle one of the safest cars in its class, while the much publicised flower vase was an inspired touch. Far from being a 'niche market' model, the new Beetle proved so successful that demand quickly outstripped supply, particularly in the USA where dealers reported unprecedented interest.
    This example of Volkswagen's popular 'retro' has had only two lady owners from new, the second of whom acquired the car in 2007. Uniquely finished in professionally wrapped leopard skin print, it boasts a full cream leather interior, heated seats, air conditioning and a CD multi-changer stereo system. Described as in generally good condition, this eye catching motor car is offered with all books, spare keys, current road fund licence, MoT to June 2011 and Swansea V5 registration document.
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