Old Beetles fetch high prices at auctions
While local sellers struggle to get R30 000 for their 1970s Beetles, this 1952 Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle sold for R827 777 at last weekend’s RM-Sotheby auction in Paris. The value of mint-condition vintage VW Beetles is climbing rapidly, with Beetles that sell for over R660 000 now the new normal. The two Beetles that starred as ‘Herbie’ even fetched over R1,3 million. The 1952 Beetle has over 77 000 km on the odo, all of them driven by one owner.