Timewarp Volkswagen Beetle makes megabucks in Denmark

| 31 May 2016

An incredible one-owner Volkswagen Beetle that had covered just 90km from new sold for a dizzying €38,250 at Silverstone Auctions’ Aarhus event last weekend. 

The 1974 example was bought by Armando Sgroi to travel from his home up a short hill to church every Sunday, until poor health meant that his visits became less frequent. By 1978, he had stopped using the Beetle altogether, having amassed fewer than 100km. Incredibly, its engine still contains the same oil, while the tyres are also more than 40 years old. 

Also making big money was a 1989 Volkswagen T3 double cab pick-up, which fetched a whopping €62,260 thanks in part to once being owned by Butzi Porsche. The vehicle was bought by an unnamed Porsche racing driver following the death of its original owner in 2012 and became the subject of a comprehensive 700-hour restoration.

A 1967 Amphicar 770 also garnered a great deal of attention, eventually selling for €60,500. It had previously starred in an epsiode of Wheeler Dealers, where it benefitted from the attention of resident mechanic Edd China. This included replacement of the bilge pump and flat switch, as well as a number of body panels, fuel lines and the fuel tank. 

A 1973 Lancia Fulvia offered something for more modest budgets, getting away for juts over €8000. The Series II car came from a private collection and was recently recommissioned, including a mechanical overhaul, new brakes, tyres and an exhaust. It also received a fresh coat of paint. 

Just €2000 more was enough to buy a well presented 1970 Chevrolet C20 pickup truck. Also offered from a small private collection, it had covered just over 60,000 miles and benefited from a recent re-trim in its home state of Virginia. 

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