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Volkswagen Beetle 1968
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"Dear Gloria and Jesmond, we are very happy with our recently purchased Daimler Sovereign and thank you for the helpful and supportive way you have enabled us to complete the purchase transactions. For us, this was the first time we bought sight unseen. It was also the first time we have used a transporter to convey our our purchase home. Needless to say, the vehicle, on arrival, was found to be in the excellent condition relative to age which we had come to anticipate. So far, whenever we have used it, complimentary comments have been in evidence. We look particularly look forward to being able to allow our grandchildren to travel safely on the rear seat. The anticipation of our future vintage motoring experience is palpable!"Peter & Rosalie Donovan, Whakatane, New Zealand
The need for this kind of car, and its functional objectives were formulated by Adolf Hitler, wishing for a cheap, simple car to be mass produced for the new road network of his country. He contracted Ferdinand Porsche in 1934 to design and build it. Porshe and his team took until 1938 to finalise the design.
The result is one of the first rear-engined cars since the Brass Era. With 21,529,464 produced, the Beetle is the longest running and most manufactured car of a single platform ever made.
1968 was a year of major change. The most noticeable of which were the new larger, higher mounted C-section bumpers. At the rear, new larger taillamps were adopted and were able to accommodate back up lamps. Other improvements, were a new outside gas filler with spring loaded flap, eliminating the need to open the trunk to refuel.
ABOUT THIS CAR
- Chassis #: 118943556
- Engine #: H0998349
- Clean, straight body with like new paint
- Interior in excellent condition
- Mechanically sound – starts, goes and drives well.
- Previous lady owner
- Good tyres
- Desirable Manual transmission
- Maintenance and servicing records available with car.
- Guaranteed not to boil plus you'll never need anti freeze and if you ever manage to run it out of gas, its not hard to push either.
- Not the fastest car around but guaranteed to whizz right past petrol stations, tyre and repair shops and if you happen to think that these cars are ugly, remember that ugly is only skin deep.
I suppose nowadays one can argue that this little car isn't much of a novelty anymore. College students no longer try to squeeze in it. The guy at the petrol station no longer asks where the petrol tank is. We no longer try to prove its air tight by floating it in water.
This is because after almost 80 years of Volkswagen Beetle, we all got used to such economies and so we do not think about such economies any more¦except when you squeeze this car into a small parking spot. Or renew your small insurance. Or pay your small repair bill. Or trade your old VW with a brand new one. Think it over!
So here we have it – the most successful car of the last century; still surviving the test of time; still going strong; still unmatched; still unbeaten in its class; still beautifully ugly, still economical and cheap to run, still the best peoples car to ever be manufactured.
All these credentials point towards the one and only, nowadays desirable, classic Volkswagen Beetle, so be quick on this one – as these cars NEVER last.
Car will be sold WOF'd and Registered if sold in New Zealand.
TRANSPORT / WORLDWIDE SHIPPING CAN BE ORGANISED ON THIS VEHICLE ON BUYER'S BEHALF AT BUYERS COST.
Viewing is STRICTLY BY PRIOR APPOINTMENT only.
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DISCLAIMER (Please Read)
NOTIFICATION AS TO NATURE OF GOODS IN TERMS OF THE CONSUMER GUARANTEES ACT 1993
Waimak Classic Cars accepts that the vehicle being sold must be of “acceptable quality” in terms of section 7 of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (the Act) having regard to “the nature of the goods”.
Waimak Classic Cars is not aware of any specific defects with the vehicle, however (a) such a vehicle being a classic vehicle may have mechanical breakdowns, electrical failures at inconvenient times and maintenance costs being part of and parcel of ownership of a classic car; (b) reliability is a combination of the particular nature of the classic vehicle, how it is being driven, how it has been maintained, and to a certain extent luck.
The Purchaser acknowledges that the vehicle is being sold as a classic car; that in terms of the Act and the nature of the goods, the vehicle, is an old car that may have faults, unlike a modern motor vehicle.
The Purchaser is encouraged to personally fully inspect the vehicle and/or to have the vehicle inspected, fully assessed and maintained by an experienced classic car mechanic.
The Purchaser acknowledges that they have read and fully understand this notification and the nature of a car which is many years old.
For more information about this vehicle, please contact us Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 6:00pm (New Zealand Standard Time) on +64 (0) 3 310-6485 / +64 (0) 274 990-020. Alternatively, you may email us at email@example.com anytime.
PLEASE NOTE: Waimak Classic Cars is Not a car yard dealer type of operation. As a result, we do not operate through fixed opening hours and viewing is By Appointment Only.