1954 VW Beetle 1200

Lot: 106

Sold for (£): 14,800
Offered for sale is a 1.2L 1954 VW Beetle manual that has been with the current owner for the last year. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 81 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Superbly restored and period-perfect, oval window Type 1...

  • UK-registered, right-hand drive and believed to have been restored in South Africa
  • Lovely Belgrade Blue paintwork and the underneath and engine bay are similarly fresh
  • Excellent, period-correct, interior that has been restored with a fastidious attention to detail
  • A 1954 car with the 1192cc engine with raised compression (6:1) and 5 more bhp
  • Oval window beetles are seriously desirable and this is one of the best we have seen


Lot Details

Registration: 195 UYS RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1954 Engine size: 1.2L
Make: VW Odometer reading (miles): 0
Model: Beetle MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: 10610151

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 81 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Well painted and looks good


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


In good order


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Runs and drives well - lots of mechanical work


Gears: Drive-shaft:


all works as per

Running Gear

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


Minor: Major:


all works as per  

Vehicle History


The big change for 1954 was the increase in displacement of the flat four, from 1131cc to 1192cc and this, with the compression ratio similarly lifted to 6.1:1, resulted in the relatively large gain of 5 horsepower. The top speed on the Beetle jumped to around 100 km/h and acceleration was also improved. The interior came in for some revisions as well, with better quality materials and a strap to hold the rear seat in place, while the starter button was replaced by a key-operated switch. Another small but useful change saw the brake fluid reservoir relocated to a more accessible position in the front apron well. The oval window Beetles from the 1950s are seriously desirable today, having been made to a very high standard and command a substantial premium over later examples. The Beetle is a perfect classic car for the modern era - cheap to both run and maintain, fun to drive and with a universal popularity, few other automobiles can lay claim to.

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