NEED TO KNOW
> Engines typically require
a rebuild at 60k miles.
Budget £2k to get the job
> Began as a 1.1, but the largest engine was 1500cc with 44bhp. This is viewed as the most desirable – balanced and blueprinted, and itted with a few simple mods, it can make 70 80bhp. > Fuel pans, front axles and the heater channels can rot; check the bottom four inches of the car. > Starting issues are common, including starter motor gremlins and ignition switch failure,
but are easily ixed. > 1967 models are prized for classic looks combined with more modern running gear including 1500cc engine and 12v electrics. > From 1968 to the end of production, the Beetle received larger ‘Europa’ bumpers and rear lights.