Lot 296
Restored 1968 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
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VIN: 158759244 Mileage: 93,670

with a later model 1600 cc engine producing 50 horsepower, and a four speed manual transmission.

Exterior in a brilliant blue with a white convertible top and wide white walls set this car apart from others. The restoration appears to be of high quality and the assembly is correct. The interior includes the high back seats introduced in 1968, recovered in a grey twill fabric that is soft to the touch. The door panels, dashboard, and carpet refinished in black. the interior paint to match the interior. The convertible top has a matching boot cover. A later stereo has been added that adds convenience features but appears original to period.
1968 was a year of major change for the Beetle. The most noticeable of which were the new larger, higher mounted C-section bumpers, new larger taillamps were adopted and were able to accommodate reversing lamps, '67 North American style vertical headlamp placement, but with replaceable-bulb, outside gas filler with spring-loaded flap, electronic fuel gauge was integrated with the speedometer, windscreen washer pressured by the spare tire, which was to be maintained at a pressure of 42 psi. A pressure valve in the connecting hose closed airflow to the fluid reservoir if spare tire pressure fell below 30 psi, which was above the recommended pressures for the road tires.

This lot being offered subject to reserve. For this lot, payment accepted only by wire transfer. 15% Buyer's Premium for in-house, LLA live-online, telephone, and absentee bidding. 20% buyer's premium for live internet bidding through a third party host. For winning bidders in NC, license plate and titling of vehicle will be obtained by Leland Little Auctions, provided all applicable fees and taxes are paid.

From a Private Collection Raleigh, North Carolina

Wonderful restoration with apparent quality work; low miles on restoration; new wide whitewall tires; new window rubber and trim; runs and drives like new.

Excellent condition with no apparent concerns; engine number AE841673.