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Volkswagen Typ1 Bubbla 1303 S Big 1600 — 1974

Sought-after Big model, owned by the same family in Piteå for the first 26 years. Unrenovated and very well-maintained original condition. The car has never had rust damage. Only repainted once 30 years ago and still looks just as good.

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Rebecca R Bengtsson
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"The car is completely original except for the repainting. Nice period-appropriate accessories. The BIG interior is in great condition and no driving issues. It has only covered 136,000 kilometers."

92 000SEK
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Peter Sundfeldt
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Rebecca R Bengtsson
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"The car is completely original except for the repainting. Nice period-appropriate accessories. The BIG interior is in great condition and no driving issues. It has only covered 136,000 kilometers."


BIG was a more luxurious model of the Beetle that VW introduced for the Nordic market in connection with the launch of the new Golf. This was because the Beetle had long been a best-seller in the Nordic countries, and VW wanted to show that it would remain competitive for a while longer, despite the entirely new Golf model series launched in 1974. The BIG cars were available in only three metallic colors: light blue, green, and gold. The interior was made of Manchester fabric and artificial leather, and the dashboard and gearshift lever featured wood decor. In addition, there was a more luxuriously designed steering wheel and color-matching carpets. Accompanying this was a 5.5-inch sport-BIG-rims from Lemmertz. The only thing missing was proper rust protection. VW cut corners here, and many buyers did as well. Combined with environmentally friendly paints, the oil crisis, and an economic recession, few VW cars from this era have survived. An exception is this specimen, which early on received a comprehensive Dinotrol treatment and was only driven in a dry, salt-free climate in Upper Norrland. Additionally, being stored in a garage and well taken care of makes this BIG one of the best we've seen in many years. The car has never been damaged or patched up. All parts are original. The car has only received one repaint in its original color. Unfortunately, not all exterior details were disassembled during the painting, which is why there is a bit of paint visible on some edges of rubber parts (see photos). This should be taken into consideration when bidding; overall, it is in unusually good condition for regular use. It comes with additional equipment like warning lights, brake light in the rear window, a rear ski rack, and front mud flaps, all of which were common in the 1970s/1980s.

Technical data

  • Year
  • Registration date
  • Mileage
    35658 km 
  • Kw / hp
    37 / 50 
  • Fuel Type
  • Transmission
  • Interior finish
  • Colour
    Light blue 


  • Mechanical condition:

    Fully serviced with extensive documentation. Vehicle papers from when it was new are included. Last serviced in 2021. Inspected and approved indefinitely in spring 2022.

  • Interior condition:

    Fresh original carpets, seat covers, interior roof, and door panels, as well as the dashboard, all in untouched original condition. The only remark is a more blue spot on the Manchester fabric in the middle of the back seat on the driver's side (see photo).

  • Exterior condition:

    Requires no actions or improvements. There's a touch-up in the clear coat at the front and a crack in the paint near one of the windshield wipers. No rust anywhere. Under the spare wheel, it's rust-protected and oiled. Top condition underneath. The foot steps are believed to have been replaced at some point.

  • General condition:

    It doesn't get better than this if you're looking for an unrestored BIG-Beetle. A somewhat careless repaint 30 years ago, but there's nothing wrong with the paint; it was the masking that was done carelessly. If one were to address this, the car would be in show condition and quite unique, as it has never had rust damage or been patched anywhere. A very good collector's item, indeed.

MOT (tech. insp.)

Fordonsstatus: Avst 2018-10-07
Ursprungsbesiktning: 1973-11-07 (typbes)
Datum i trafik första gången: 1974-04-11
Senast godkända besiktning: 2022-01-18
Besiktigad tom: -
Årsskatt: Skattebefriad
Körförbud: Nej
Antal ägare: 12

Location and viewing Information

Location: Bohus

For viewing the vehicle, contact the valuator/depot:

Michael Luft
+46 708-20 21 13

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Collection must take place before: 2023-09-28.

NOTE! Payment (deposit to our account) must be made within 5 days and before collection.

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