Very original, unrestored 1300 Beetle currently on its second owner (who bought it from the original owner in 2011). Door pillars, skins and pan in very good, rust-free condition. Surface rust has formed on parts of the body (door tops, fender-to-body joins, etc) where moisture seems to have accumulated while the car was living under a carport for years. This was, however, treated when purchased in 2011 and although visible, has not deteriorated any further and if you're into patina, does look kind of cool.
The original books come with the car. Recent services, although done, have not been stamped in the book. In January 2022, four new Dunlop tyres were fitted, along with a new brake light switch, ignition barrel, windscreen wipers, CV boots and other bits and bobs. Everything (including the interior light!) is working; there are no major oil leaks, clutch shudder or slip and the car drives brilliantly.
While cruising at 100km/h is its comfortable spot, you will not find another car that delivers so many smiles per hour.
Papers are in order and status reflects 'Used/gebruik'. Licence is up to date.
Available to view by appointment in Johannesburg.
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