1960 Volkswagen Beetle 'Herbie'

Lot: 312

Sold for (£): 9,434
Offered for sale is a 1.5L 1960 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE manual that has been with the current owner for the last 2 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 108 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Offered here is a beautifully restored 1960 Volkswagen Beetle in homage to the 1968 Walt Disney film, The Love Bug, in which a Beetle by the name of Herbie was the star.

Brought into the UK in 2001 from Sweden, the car was then purchased by our vendor, who decided to carry out a full restoration. Our vendor informs us that the bodyshell was in fantastic condition, and was free of any rust / rot. The chassis was blasted, repaired and repainted before being married up once again to the bodyshell. A new wiring loom was also fitted.A new interior, which included new carpets, seats and headlining was chosen to complete the fantastic look of the car. The engine is a 1500cc unit, which again had the same treatment as the rest of the car and has been thoroughly fettled.

Supplied with bills from the recent restoration work, this gorgeous Herbie lookalike is ready to be enjoyed by its next owner with all the hard work already done.


Lot Details

Registration: YSJ 399 RHD/LHD: Left Hand Drive
Year: 1960 Engine size: 1.5L
Make: VOLKSWAGEN Odometer reading (miles): 7570
Model: BEETLE MOT expiry: 2016-01-04
Warranted: No Chassis number: 3246470

CCA Condition Report

Overall: 108 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


A very solid car from which to restore, showing no signs of rust / rot.


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


All interior replaced when restored including new trimmed seats, carpets and headlining.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Good clean running 1500cc engine


Gears: Drive-shaft:


All running well and gears selected smoothly.

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


Everything replaced with brand new parts including; new shockabsorbers, brakes and new wheels & tyres.



Minor: Major:


Fully rewired using a brand new loom when restored.

Vehicle History


All bills and receipts for latest restoration kept, some bits of previous history

About the CCA Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history