1958 Volkswagen Beetle Show car

Lot: 212

Sold for (£): 11,417
Offered for sale is a 1.2L 1958 Volkswagen Beetle manual that has been with the current owner for the last 7 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 99 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Multiple award-winning Bug, a complete joy to behold...

  • Originally a 1958 Swedish-market LHD car. Imported to the UK in 2005
  • Restored to the highest level by the very best available VW specialists
  • Amazing depth of finish by 'Paintbox'. Superb, trophy-winning interior by Bernard Newbury
  • No expense has been spared by our vendor over the last five years
  • A remarkable Beetle that's road-legal and ready to win more awards this season

Lot Details

Registration: 677 UXL RHD/LHD: Left Hand Drive
Year: 1958 Engine size: 1.2L
Make: Volkswagen Odometer reading (miles): 180000
Model: Beetle MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: 1814608

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 99 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


The paint is by the very talented chaps at Paintbox in Essex. Their portfolio speaks for itself.


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


Almost total perfection, a beautiful fully custom-made grey leather interior, one of the last Bernard Newbury interiors before he retired after a glittering career in the VW show-car scene.  


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


It has a standard 1200cc engine which runs very well and hasn't let me down in 6 years


Gears: Drive-shaft:

Running Gear

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


Minor: Major:


Working semaphore indicators. Lights may need bulbs and slight attention as I don't tend to drive at night

Vehicle History


'Harry' is a 1958 Swedish imported car that spent the majority of its life in Sweden and was then brought back to the U.K. 

Multiple Show wins, both in Class and Best in Show. Palmares.Best in show dubs in the middle. Best in show Brighton Breeze. Best beetle 'Big Bang', Best beetle 'Bug Jam', Best beetle 'Big Bang (again), Best interior 'Bug Jam', Best in show Worcester V-dubs, Best 50s vehicle 'Bug Jam'. This car really has the potential to win more and go up to the very highest level without too much work or be (carefully) driven and enjoyed as a cherished head turner.

About the 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