Old Bee­tles fetch high prices at auc­tions

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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.

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