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Volkswagenauktion – rare and classic VW cars go under the hammer

Volkswagenauktion - rare and classic VW cars go under the hammer
Volkswagenauktion – rare and classic VW cars go under the hammer

How do you fancy something ridiculously rare from Volkswagen? If you do, check out Volkswagenauktion, which is a sale of classic VW cars after a museum closure.

Volkswagenauktion - rare and classic VW cars go under the hammer
Volkswagenauktion – rare and classic VW cars go under the hammer

 

There isn’t a lot of details about the museum itself, just a couple of old websites suggesting the museum has been closed to the public for some time. It was previously Holmgrens Volkswagen Museum and there is a mini site here for it. Not that it tells you much, but feel free to check it out.

Volkswagenauktion - rare and classic VW cars go under the hammer
Volkswagenauktion – rare and classic VW cars go under the hammer

 

I got a tip off from Peter that the museum had closed and all the stock was heading to auction. In fact, all the stock is being sold off later this month at the Bilweb auction site and when I say all the stock, I mean it.

Volkswagenauktion - rare and classic VW cars go under the hammer
Volkswagenauktion – rare and classic VW cars go under the hammer

 

There are around 80 lots in the sale. Mostly classic Volkswagens from the the 1940s onwards, but with the odd racing car and motorcycle in there too. All look in pretty much factory fresh condition (although I can’t vouch for the actual roadworthiness of there cars) and along with the obvious selections, there are some weird and wonderful examples here too. In fact, I’ve picked out a selection of my favourites below.

You can view the cars at Holmgren’s Volkswagen Museum in Palsboda in Sweden ahead of the auction at the same location on Saturday 22nd September 2018 and if you want to know more, either check out the full listing or contact the auction house.

Who knows, you could drive away in one of these…

Volkswagenauktion - rare and classic VW cars go under the hammer
Volkswagenauktion – rare and classic VW cars go under the hammer

1948 Volkswagen Beetle

Yes, a car as old as this and in pretty much immaculate condition inside and out. You have to pay big to own it with a guide of around £115,000.

 

Volkswagenauktion - rare and classic VW cars go under the hammer
Volkswagenauktion – rare and classic VW cars go under the hammer

1962 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia

A stunning ’62 Karmann. Bumpers missing, but otherwise complete and with a guide of around £10,000.

 

Volkswagenauktion - rare and classic VW cars go under the hammer
Volkswagenauktion – rare and classic VW cars go under the hammer

1963 Volkswagen Beetle 1200 with sunroof

This one looks amazing inside and out. Hard to believe it has actually been driven anywhere. But it has and you can drive it too for around £18k.

 

Volkswagenauktion - rare and classic VW cars go under the hammer
Volkswagenauktion – rare and classic VW cars go under the hammer

1963 Volkswagen 1500 Notchback

If originality is your thing, check out this one, which has been a part of the museum for many years and has an authenticity you rarely see in vintage cars. Another around £10k.

 

Volkswagenauktion - rare and classic VW cars go under the hammer
Volkswagenauktion – rare and classic VW cars go under the hammer

1965 Volkswagen type 2 bus

A great example of a split screen bus and an authentic example. It might need a bit of tidying up, but nothing has really been changed on this one. The guide is around £29,000 for this.

 

Volkswagenauktion - rare and classic VW cars go under the hammer
Volkswagenauktion – rare and classic VW cars go under the hammer

1965 Volkswagen 1500S Cal-look

Impressive engine, a wonderfully luxurious look and a car that will always turn heads. The guide is from £7,000 for this one.

 

Volkswagenauktion - rare and classic VW cars go under the hammer
Volkswagenauktion – rare and classic VW cars go under the hammer

1967 Volkswagen limousine

This one has a guide of around £5,000. For that, you can coast around like a celebrity, as long as you talk someone into wearing the chauffeur’s hat and doing the driving. Bags of luxury.

 

Volkswagenauktion - rare and classic VW cars go under the hammer
Volkswagenauktion – rare and classic VW cars go under the hammer

1967 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia 1600L

Now this is style. The car does need a bit of work, but it has a refurbished original engine and all the original details in place. Around £16k for this one.

 

Volkswagenauktion - rare and classic VW cars go under the hammer
Volkswagenauktion – rare and classic VW cars go under the hammer

1973 Volkswagen SP-2

A car that screams the 1970s, but a relatively unknown model. You are definitely paying for that rarity value here, as well as the opportunity to drive around like a ‘70s hipster. You are looking at around £28k for this one according to the guide.

 

Volkswagenauktion - rare and classic VW cars go under the hammer
Volkswagenauktion – rare and classic VW cars go under the hammer

1969 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia Coupé 1500

This is my personal favourite and it is in absolutely immaculate condition. as if it hasn’t been touched since coming off the production line. The car has been ‘pedantically renovated’ from scratch and is a multi-award winner. You will need something like £28,000 for this, which definitely rules me out.

 

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