1972 Volkswagen 'Marathon Weltmeister' Beetle

Lot: 156

Sold for (£): Unsold
Offered for sale is a 1.3L 1972 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 99 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

The Marathon Beetles were produced to celebrate the Beetles World record production figure of 15,007,034 recorded on 17th February 1972. This 1300cc Beetle was subsequently called the World Champion, 'Weltmeister' in German, and was painted in a special Marathon metallic paint, paint code: Silver Blue L96M. The car was fitted with unique silver and black sports wheels, made by Lemmerz, part number: 000 071 475B and had wheel nut caps and octagonal VW alloy hub covers. Black leatherette basket weave seat covers and rubber bumpers inserts completed the car.

This particular car, registered 'WJO 444K' is a UK right-hand drive example that had undergone a sympathetic between 2012 to 2015. Work at that time included re-chroming of all the brightwork and replacement rubbers. The glass is original and the engine bay itself is in presentable condition.

Contained within the history file are a number of old MoT's and bills detailing expenditure & maintenance on the car. Most of the servicing and repairs have been undertaken by respected VW specialist P.W. Europarts, and the current MoT expires in October 2016. The gold medallion originally supplied with the car having the inscription 'Der Weltmeister, Wolfsburg, Germany' is also supplied with the car.

Approximately 1,000 right-hand drive 'Marathon Weltmeister Beetles' came to the UK, of which now only 160 appear on the Marathon register. With the odometer now reading a warranted 89,950 miles this unique Beetle is the ideal addition to any Volkswagen collection.


Lot Details

Registration: WJO 444K RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1972 Engine size: 1.3L
Make: Volkswagen Odometer reading (miles): 89590
Model: Beetle MOT expiry: 2016-10-25
Warranted: No Chassis number: 1122748059

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 99 / 135


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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