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1958 Beetle, Channel 4's "For the Love of Cars"
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1958 Beetle, Channel 4's "For the Love of Cars"

'58 Beetle, Channel 4's " For the Love of Cars"

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Body:  L440 VW Flint Grey

Interior: Red, diamond stitched seats and headlining

Engine: 1641cc with Weber 34 ICT Carbs

Suspension: Front beam height adjusters and Rear Adjustable Spring plates  

Brakes: Front discs and rear drums. 

Wheel and tyres: Stock Wheels all round, banded rears with Bridgestone 145 / 55 R15 front and 165 / 70 R 15 rear tyres

Type 2 Detectives were commissioned by Channel 4 / Discovery Channel "For the Love of Cars" to build a Beetle they had uncovered. The car starred in the 2nd series with the TV motoring presenter Ant Antstead and the actor Philip Glenister.

The car was presented to Type 2 Detectives in a very sorry state late in 2015 with a tight deadline to bring the 1958 Beetle back to life.

The Beetle is a 1958 RHD UK car and underwent a full body off restoration with the chassis and body fully detailed with new and reconditioned parts throughout. Painted in L440 VW Flint Grey with beautiful red, diamond stitched seats and headlining. The Beetle benefitted from numerous additional items supplied by VW Heritage and Aircooled Accessories turning this car into a unique Beetle and an amazing head turner. 

In the last episode of the show all of the cars that had been featured including the Beetle were auctioned at the Auto Sports show. The new owner has subsequently added numerous upgrades including a new 1641cc engine and front disc brakes making this a very useable and extremely nice driving Beetle.

Available now, this Beetle is an outstanding and unique car.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Category: For sale

Type: Vehicles


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