1979 Volkswagen Beetle 1303 Cabriolet 
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Reference Number 414649

as of 4/28/2016

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Galerie Fischer Auktionen AG  Contact  Location
Haldenstrasse 19  Phone  +41 (0)41 418 10 10  City  Luzern
6006 Luzern  Fax  +41 (0)41 418 10 80  State  Luzern
Switzerland  Mobile    Country  Switzerland Switzerland
Car 1979 Volkswagen Beetle 1303 Cabriolet
VIN 159 203 1859 
Exterior / Interior Color      Black /      Black 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
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Known History

The history as we know it begins in 2008 ľ with the last known owner of the VW Beetle convertible, a car dealer in eastern Switzerland. He sold the beautiful Beetle to a Swiss private owner in the canton of Aargau. The condition at that time could be called very nice, but with signs of usage. The department of transport approval as veteran (code 180) was renewed at the time of sale in May 2009. Everything was in order, so that the Beetle was put on the road again. The new owner enjoyed the Beetle very intensively for six years. He was on the road a lot and made many excursions across the beautiful Swiss mountain passes. However, after all this time and mileage the Beetle convertible looked a bit battered. The regular all-weather rides had made heavier demands on the Beetle than could be seen at a first glance. A comprehensive expertise brought truth to light: a lot of rust on the body and the supporting parts! To get the Beetle convertible road-legal again, it had to undergo substantial repairs. The current Swiss owner who had bought the car in 2015 was aware of the bad condition. He had long been on the lookout for an open Beetle and recognized the high potential of the Volkswagen, in spite of the difficult starting situation. So he decided to buy the Beetle and subsequently restore it completely. In the course of these repair works, all sheet metal parts were dismantled; everything was repaired and reassembled by a tinsmith. All works were done by proven experts. A total of approx. CHF 15,000.ľ was invested in the convertible. This price included a new coat of paint, overhaul of the brakes and the electrical equipment. With the new transport department approval of January 23, 2015, the extensive works were completed.