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VW Baja Beetle, Buggy. 1968 Tax exempt. 1600cc. Modified
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Ashcott Nr Bridgwater, Somerset, United Kingdom

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Used: An item that has been previously used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of ... Read moreabout the condition
Year: 1968
MOT Expiry: 03/2014 Manufacturer: Volkswagen
Transmission: Manual Model: Beetle
Fuel: Petrol Colour: Black
Seats: 2 Reg. Date: 01/05/1968
Drive Side: Right-hand drive Mileage: 1,581
Type: Buggy Engine Size: 1,600

I've owned this Baja Beetle for just over 4 years now and in that time it's never let me down. It is up for sale due to lack of use (done 500miles in that time, as i have little spare time to use it) and hopefully someone else can enjoy it as much as I have. Used once last year for a 300 mile round trip and did not miss a beat (This buggy does not leak any oil, or burn it). It's been on a gentle green laning session once and hasn't been abused like some buggies. Lack of use and funds are forcing this sale. 


Great car for the summer and lots of mud to play with in the winter.


1968 1600cc Twin carb (Kadron) Tax exempt Baja Beetle

Custom Baja Beetle (Doors welded shut, cut down and frenched in). 3 inch lift kit fitted, and currently sitting on some "chunky" BF Goodridge All Terrain Tyres. 31"x10" (Rear) and 28"x8 (Front).

Never seen another one like it at the shows I've been to across the country.

MOT until 27th March 2014. No advisory's.

Cherrished/unique plate RRR779F

Engine in the car was replaced just before i bought it (receipts to prove) and now done a total mileage of 1581 Miles. Fully reconditioned 1600cc unit from Vee Dub Workshops in (Bridgend) although left as 1200cc on V5 for insurance, but can be changed if required. Speedo replaced when unit went in so mileage reading is correct for engine.

Spec of Baja

3" lift kit fitted

Disc brakes front and rear with goodridge braided hoses and copper pipes throughout

Fully adjustable Front Suspension Beam

Bucket seats (black/blue leather). Also have 4 point harness to include (not fitted though) 

Adjustable Spring Plates at rear

Coil over shock's

Chunky tyres. BF Goodridge 31"x10 (rear), 28"x8 (front)

Uprated anti-roll bars all round

Body has been strengthen with tubular steel running up through the door quarter light, and over windscreen

New floor pans (when re-buillt) complete and still in excellent shape.

New front inner and outer wings (when re-built)

Complete heater channels

Lower Door Pillars

Metal ignition switch

4 into one pipes with Stinger exhaust and spark arrestor

New fuel hoses before the MOT.

Bosch Blue coil

Alloy Dash

Electronic ignition


Bad bits

Paint is a little rough in places (but i think this adds to the look of the buggy and shows it has seen the mud)

Currently no door pannels inside fitted (I do have and will include the old ones, but it could do with new ones (was gonna make alloy and use old door cards for stencils)

Bucket seats could do with re-mounting.

Occassionally jumps out of fourth gear. The gear linkage has had new linkages so it may just need readjusting? If not gearboxes are cheap/easy to get and fit.


I have a collection of parts and spares that will be included with the auction. Including the back seats that were removed, new windscreen, spare switches, window rubber, rear lights, quarter lights etc. I also have a vinyl type roof that fits the shape of the beetle in cream if it's sold for the right money.

Brand new stored but never fitted 4 point roll cage, new but never fitted flip front/ one piece bonnet, full set of bars (large rear cage, front nudge bar, and side/nurf/tree bars (sprayed in primer) also available by seperate negotiation to fit beetle.


Cash on collection of item.

I reserve the right to end the auction early as the item is advertised elsewhere.


Please email if you have any questions relating to the item, or wish to view/ drive.

More photos to follow/ available on request.


Happy bidding.







On 06-Jul-13 at 12:48:17 BST, seller added the following information:

Buyer to pay 50% of seller costs if the auction runs to the end and not sold through agreement prior. Note this seller cost is a maximum of £75 meanning the buyer would pay a contribution of £37.50.

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