The Volkswagen Beetle is one of the most distinctive cars ever designed, and has earned a place in the public’s affections since becoming a cult hit in the 1960s and 1970s. The bug-shaped motor has earned its title of the People’s Car, which is a literal translation of Volkswagen itself, and maintains its desirability on the used car market today. We can help you to find a great deal on a used VW Beetle here at Motors.co.uk.
More than 21million versions of the original Type 1 Beetle were sold globally from 1959 to 2003, making it one of the most successful cars ever built. The second-generation Beetle launched in 1998 receiving fundamental upgrades from the original, such as a front-wheel drive and engine, but the overall appearance changed relatively little. It retained the classic round headlights and rounded roof. This modern variant of the original Beetle is widespread on the second-hand market today and there are plenty of options if you are looking to buy a used VW Beetle.
The VW Beetle remains a small, compact and fuel-efficient motor, which retains connotations of summer days and idyllic times. It has featured in popular culture over the years, its associations with the hippie movement and surf culture have been matched with numerous appearances in Hollywood films like The Love Bug and Pixar’s animated blockbuster Cars. They are also used in rally driving, drag racing and other distinguished motoring events around the world.
Since the VW Beetle is cheap and easy to work on, it’s popular with customisers who want a restoration or upgrade project. Modifications may include lowering the suspension, altering the wheels, fitting a sound system and even fitting a different chassis. These ''dream vehicles'' subsequently sell again on the used car market and represent unique takes on the classic originals.
Because of their popularity, there are regularly thousands of used VW Beetle’s for sale across the UK from approved dealers, independent traders and private sellers. No matter where you are, we can help to find you a deal on a used VW Beetle near you.
With a third generation model hot off the press, now is a great time to search for a great deal on a used VW Beetle here at Motors.co.uk.