1960 Volkswagen Beetle 1200 Deluxe

Lot: 376

Sold for (£): Result to follow
Offered for sale is a 1.2L 1960 Volkswagen Beetle 1200 Deluxe manual that has been with the current owner for the last year. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 85 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Pleasingly original Type 1 with its own Porsche Inspection Report...

  • This Type 1 was built on the 13/12/1960 and sold originally by Guerins of Portugal
  • It's a left-hand drive Deluxe saloon, fitted with the 1200 (1192cc, 40bhp) engine and a 4-speed box
  • All identity numbers (engine, gearbox and front axle) are correct for the 1961 model year
  • Repainted some time ago in its original colour of Turquoise (L380). Some fading and blending
  • Leatherette interior in Ice Blue/Green. Original factory protective covers remain over door panels
  • Ulra-rare period factory option of steering wheel, handbrake, gear lever finished in Hydrate Green
  • Imported in 2019 and now fully UK-registered. Recently recommissioned at a cost of £2,500
  • Heritage letter from Volkswagen period-correct owner's manual in English and the most comprehensive (and encouraging) 'Porsche inspections.com' condition report that you have ever seen on an old Beetle!

You can now book a one to one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location between 17th and 26th June. Please contact Nick Bicknell 07957 279000 to secure your appointment.  

The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.


Lot Details

Registration: 535 XVG RHD/LHD: Left Hand Drive
Year: 1960 Engine size: 1.2L
Make: Volkswagen Odometer reading (miles): 71800
Model: Beetle 1200 Deluxe MOT expiry: 2021-06-15
Warranted: No Chassis number: 3508968

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 85 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Older full repaint. Most panels have some blemishes, no structural corrosion Respray is a slightly different shade, some fading / blending. 


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


Very original.  Although it seems to have little equipment (no fuel gauge or radio), some very rare options are fitted - the steering wheel, handbrake, gear lever and grab handle are finished in Hydrate Green. Floor mats, running boards and wing beading are in turquoise. These options were only offered for a period of 7 months during late 60/early 61.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Recent new clutch.


Gears: Drive-shaft:

Running Gear

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


Most items repainted with new bushes & seals where needed.


Minor: Major:


6-volt system restored back to original.  Interior light inoperative.

Vehicle History


Minimal history from Portugal but extensive invoices since import.

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