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Volkswagen Beetle Convertible in family ownership for almost 40 years Restored Expert opinion Grade 2+ (1975)

Volkswagen Beetle Convertible in family ownership for almost 40 years Restored Expert opinion Grade 2+ (1975)
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10.500 €
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Manufacturer Model Year
VolkswagenKäfer Cabrio 1975
Manual44104.000 km
Not or only partially comprehensible.
Country VersionLocation Color
DEDE-25721 EggstedtRot

Vehicle description

Highlights and general information

For sale is a VW Beetle convertible from 1975 in the color red with red and white leatherette interior.


  • From German first registration, with TÜV, valuation report and immediately ready to drive.
  • A valuation report from 2023 certifies the Beetle's condition rating of 2+.
  • Family-owned for almost 40 years.
  • Has been professionally restored in the past, including the installation of a different engine.
  • Just under €7,000 has been invested in the current ownership. Among other things, the roof was renewed.
  • SCHULT conversion; all modifications and conversions are registered.
  • Another AR 1285 cc engine with 44 hp was professionally installed.
  • With radio

General information about the vehicle

  • Year of construction: 1975
  • First registration: Germany, 1975
  • Location: 25721 Eggstedt, Germany
  • 5 owners (in possession since 1984)
  • Accident-free in current ownership.
  • TÜV until 07/24
  • Immediately ready to drive, but not registered at the moment.
  • With expert opinion (from 2023)
  • All spare parts in the photos are not included in the auction, but can be purchased individually or as a whole for a reasonable price, according to the seller. These include: original mudguards, original tires + rims, new running boards, new bumpers, 2 doors, 2 hoods, 2 shock absorbers, several starters, lamps, a 50 hp engine (compression approx. 8.5 - 9 bar) with gearbox. The boxes in the photos are full of various small parts.

Model history

The introduction of the VW Beetle Cabriolet in 1949 as a convertible version of the popular VW Beetle proved to be a great success, with over 330,000 units produced. However, 1975 marked the end of German production of the Beetle Cabriolet, while production in Mexico continued until 1980.
As a symbol of the economic miracle in Germany, the VW Beetle Convertible became a cult car and a sought-after collector's item.

The facts

Exterior & interior:

  • Color: red (manufacturer's color: white)
  • Interior with red and white artificial leather upholstery.
  • Repainting cannot be ruled out.

Engine and transmission:

  • 1285 cc four-cylinder boxer engine with 44 hp
  • Manual gearbox


  • 104,000 km (read off)
  • Mileage cannot be traced.


  • Vehicle documents, TÜV and service reports, invoices, expert reports.

Tires, brakes, body & underbody:

  • Tires: 50-70 %
  • Brakes: 50-70 %
  • The underbody is rust-free, welded, cavity-sealed and preserved.
  • Please take a look at the photo gallery and videos to get further impressions of the vehicle's condition.

Known defects

  • Slight paint damage on the hood.
  • Please take a look at the photo gallery and videos for further impressions of the vehicle's condition.

Summary of the vehicle

The VW Beetle convertible in red offered here presents itself in an extremely well-kept condition. According to the seller, the Beetle has been in the family for almost 40 years and has been extensively restored. The vehicle is in a ready-to-drive condition, with registration of all completed conversions. The convertible was equipped with a different engine, which runs extremely smoothly. An expert report prepared in 2023 attests the classic car a condition rating of 2+. In short, this auction offers an extremely exciting cult car that will make the hearts of enthusiasts beat faster.

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Kickdown check

  • Kickdown photographer was on site
  • Video of the vehicle available
  • Main inspection

The description of this auction has been made to the best of the seller's knowledge. The condition of this vehicle is based on the opinion of the seller and may differ from your own opinion. The description and photos are for reference. Kickdown does not guarantee the accuracy of the listing and recommends a viewing. The seller decides whether a viewing can be made. Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of the description and make all necessary inquiries before placing a bid. For this purpose, please use the comments and questions section for additional information. Please read our terms and conditions for more details.

Comments of this past auction

  • autos7-avatarautos7
    04.04.2024 18:01 (21 days)

    Ob nun ein neuer oder ein anderer Motor: Wie bitte kann ein Fahrzeug nach dem Austausch des Motors noch "Matching Numbers" haben???

      05.04.2024 09:07 (20 days)

      Hallo autos7, nach Klarstellung durch den Verkäufer haben wir den Vermerk "Matching Numbers" natürlich entfernt. Viele Grüße, Ihr Kickdown-Team

      • thomas.achenbach1-avatarthomas.achenbach1
        04.04.2024 18:26 (21 days)

        Das Worte „Matching Numbers“ sind nicht von mir, sondern vom Anbieter gewählt. Ich werde ihn bitten, den Text rauszunehmen. Ich habe mir tatsächlich keinen Kopf gemacht, was das eigentlich bedeutet.

      • autos7-avatarautos7
        04.04.2024 11:52 (21 days)

        Das Fahrzeug hat "Matching Numbers" - wie bitte kann das gehen, wenn doch ein neuer Motor verbaut wurde!?

        • thomas.achenbach1-avatarthomas.achenbach1
          04.04.2024 16:10 (21 days)

          Hallo, leider ein Versehen meinerseits. Der Motor ist nicht neu. Es wurde ein anderer Motor eingebaut.

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