OWNER’S VIEW

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Buying Guide -

NIGEL WAL­LACE

‘I’ve known this car, a 1966 1300, for abound 20 years as it was pre­vi­ously owned by other mem­bers of the His­toric VW Club for which I’m mem­ber­ship sec­re­tary. I’ve al­ways ad­mired it, and want­ing to re­place my ear­lier Bee­tle which had only 30bhp, bought it in March 2014. The ex­tra power of the 1300 en­gine re­ally im­proves mo­tor­way cruis­ing, but I was also at­tracted by the un­usual Ba­hama Blue colour, the low mileage it had, and the su­perb con­di­tion and orig­i­nal­ity. The his­tory and prove­nance were per­fect, too, and I knew this car had been re­ally well cared for; for ex­am­ple, the un­der­side had been pro­tected with red ox­ide paint from new.’

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