What Does a $300,000 Volkswagen Beetle Look Like?

Historically significant fully restored 1943 KdF Type 60 Volkswagen Beetle for sale, for $300,000.

The Porsche 911 has seen a tremendous increase in price over the last few years. I can remember looking at an early 80s 911 for a bit over $10,000. Nowadays, they are going for three to four times that.

Are VW Beetles next to increase in price?

Last year, a Volkswagen Beetle that was used in the movie Herbie sold for $126,500. Now we have another very expensive Volkwagen Beetle for sale. However, this one is offered for $295,000.

Historically significant Volkswagen

It is worth pointing out that the car in questions is historically significant and acknowledged as such. It is mentioned in Volkwagen’s archives and it registered in the KdF registry. As a result, it is well documented.

The vehicle in question is one of the 40-ish KdF Type 60 Beetles still in existence. It has gone through an excellent full restoration so no stone has been left unturned.

The Beetle in question was delivered in June 1943 to the director of the German Red Cross in Potsdam-Babelsberg in Berlin Germany. Built in very low numbers between 1937 and 1944, they were issued to German military and government posts. As a result of their use as official use, many did not survive the ravages of war and just routine wear and tear. As a result, it is very difficult to find in any condition, much less a restored example. As stated before, there are around forty remaining in existence.

The vehicle in question is no doubt the ‘Great Grandfather” of all Volkswagens. It is rare, around forty left in existence, and it is documented. This begs the question, is this car worth it? Is $300,000 for a Volkswagen Beetle too much?

Let us know your thoughts.

 

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