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'Time-warp' Beetle (42) with just 90km to fetch €40,000

Published 18/05/2016 | 02:30

Classic Volkswagen Beetle with probably the lowest mileage in existence.
Classic Volkswagen Beetle with probably the lowest mileage in existence.

It is 42 years old but has only 90km on the clock. No wonder it is being called the 'time warp' Volkswagen Beetle. And it is going to be sold at Silverstone Auctions' Classic Race Aarhus auction, Denmark on May 28 and 29.

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Experts reckon it is, with just one owner and only 90km up, one of the lowest-mileage examples in existence still in its original condition.

It was supplied by G. Terragni Volkswagen, Genoa, Italy, on January 23, 1974 to an 'elderly' Armando Sgroi. He never owned a car previously and did not want this one. He walked every Sunday from his house in the hills to his local church but despite the short distance it became a struggle and the Beetle was seen as a solution.

He didn't drive much did he? Its last outing was in 1978. Now it is expected to fetch €35,000 to €40,000.

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