Categories / Cars and Bikes, eBay watch

eBay watch: 1978 Volkswagen Beetle Jubilee Edition – the last-ever Beetle made for the UK market


It's not cheap, but this 1978 Volkswagen Beetle Jubilee Edition is a one of a kind. According to the seller, it's the last-ever original VW Beetle built for the UK market.

Here's the story. In 1978, the last 300 Beetles were built for the UK market, each one labelled and numbered to that effect. Number one was kept in a museum on Germany. This is number 300, the very last one.

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Categories / Cars and Bikes, eBay watch

eBay watch: One-off Mini Roadster


Yes, we know (in the UK at least) that we have plunging temperatures and the threat of severe snow for the next week. But we still couldn't resist featuring this summer-friendly Mini Roadster.

It's said to be a one-off, starting life as a Mini Saloon before being converted to a Roadster, initially to promote the seller's business. Lots of money spent on it (see the listing for the exhaustive list), with that respray in metallic green completed just eight weeks ago.

The problem obviously is being able to find garage space for it when the weather's not great. If you've got that, it's on a Buy It Now for £1,799 or 'best offer'. I suspect it would command a much higher price if the sun was shining.

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Categories / Women's Fashion

Polka Dot Cup Dress by Rare


Polka dots are a print most often associated with the 1950s, especially when they're oversized and in kitschy colours. In the eighties, designers and high street shops alike loved to re-appropriate that fifties look, giving a distinct new slant to many style points. This Polka Dot Cup Dress by Rare is a perfect example of the clash of those two eras working in fashion's favour.

The structured cups at the bustline give this dress the eighties edge, aping the underwear-as-outerwear trend sported by many icons of the time. Finished in a bold, bright red the dress has a fun and youthful take on retro style.

Get it online from Topshop's Studio brands for £49.

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