I think we are probably underselling this. When we say low mileage, we mean that this 1970s limited edition La Grande Bug Volkswagen Beetle has clocked up just 242 miles since it left the factory.
How? It’s a strange story. This limited edition from 1975 was delivered to a car dealership in Michigan. The owner of the dealership decided he wanted the car, so hold it back for his children. They opted for other cars, so this one stayed in the VW dealership until 2010 before being sold to a collector. It has been sold since and is now up for sale once more.
It seems like the owners since the dealer haven’t used it, so the 242 miles is still the selling point here. But not the only one. The car has the ‘La Grande Bug’ rear badge, as well as rubber steps on the bumpers, chrome detailing, sunroof, running boards, silver lined horn pad with Wolfsburg crest, leather gear knob with Wolfsburg crest, heated rear window, hazard lights, dash illumination adjustment, interior light, padded dash, padded sun visors with passenger mirror, four seatbelts, rear ashtray, interior light and a door open buzzer.
it also has the limited edition blue leather interior and rosewood dash, the instruction sticker still on the steering wheel plus a fuel-injected 1584cc engine and a synchronised four-speed gear box. For more on the detailing, check out the listing.
It’s almost a museum piece and definitely one for the collectors. With that in mind, this ‘Bug’ doesn’t come cheap. The list is £24,895, but you can make a cheaper offer if you prefer.