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VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 1200: BUYER'S GUIDE

Median Price: £7,093  •  Highest Price: £16,875  •  Lowest Price: £1,150  •  Sell-Through Rate: 79%

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Volkswagen Beetle 1200

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How much is a Beetle 1200 worth?

In our experience, we've seen plenty of Beetle 1200's go under the hammer and based on analysing every sale you can expect to pay £7,093 for one in average condition - that places it amongst the cheapest 10 - 20% of collector cars across our database.

As Volkswagen's go, a Beetle 1200 is on the lower end relative to other Volkswagen models. In fact this model is £7,059 below the median Volkswagen price of £14,152.

What is the maximum to pay for a Beetle 1200?

Across the 44 Beetle 1200's we've seen sell, the highest price ever recorded for this model is £16,875. It was sold by H&H Auctioneers in the UK on 27 Nov 2019.

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What is the lowest to pay for a Beetle 1200?

Well, that depends on where you draw the threshold.

The lowest sale of all time for this vehicle is £1,150. Bonhams sold the car at auction in the UK on 12 Nov 2014.

When looking at more recent sales the lowest recorded price is, as you would expect, higher. Analysing every sale since 2020 shows that the lowest price between 2020 and today is £1,451, Mathewsons sold this car in the UK on 10 Sep 2022.

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What is the background of the make / model?

Volkswagen produced this model between 1956 and 1986.

Volkswagen was founded in 1937 by the German Labour Front. It became known for producing the Beetle, one of the most iconic cars in history. Today, VW is one of the largest automakers in the world, producing popular models such as the Golf, Jetta, and Passat.

How common is a Beetle 1200?

According to data from the DVLA, the UK licensing authority, in 2022 there were 2,275 licensed vehicles alive and kicking on UK roads. There were also 2,247 vehicles that are SORNd - in other words not currently registered for the road. Note: that data is for this model and all of its sub-models.

Building on that, we've also seen plenty of these go under the hammer at auctions around the world, 56 to be precise. It's among the 15% most common collector cars to sell at auction.

Of those 56 times the model has gone to auction 44 have sold. In other words, this model sells on 79% of times it goes to auction - that's above the average sell-through rate we traditionally see.

What is the [enter model]'s like to live with?

We know from reviews of this model by our 42,000+ strong community how this car performs across multiple variables. Those variables stack up to give a TCVScore which is a relative score of how good a car is across the 5 variables in comparison to all other cars.

For the [enter model], it scores a [enter score] out of 100 - that places it in the [enter position] of all cars in our database.

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Why this article was created

Well, we've got one of the largest databases of sold classic car prices in the world so we thought we ought to help and put that data to good use. To be clear though, this article is not intended to be a full tour of every nook and sill of the Beetle 1200, rather it's meant to act as an introductory guide and overview of the market for this model.

It is here to provide you guidance on how much you should and shouldn't be paying for one based on the 56 we've seen previously.

If you're after more detail, we've got you covered. Click the button below to be taken to a the price guide for this model so you can see every single sale, price trend over time and lots more.

How this article was created

This article was created by looking back at sales of Beetle 1200 since the beginning of our database in 1992. We've scanned over 30 auction houses and results from over £15 billion of sold cars around the world to understand the where the market is at for this car.

The Classic Valuer takes that data and analytics which enables it to generate these articles at scale, for further information regarding the Beetle 1200 please visit the price guide linked below.

About The Author

Giles Gunning | The Classic Valuer

Giles Gunning

Giles is CEO of The Classic Valuer - one of the world's largest databases of sold classic cars in the world going back over 30 years covering over 11,000 models. Giles and The Classic Valuer are regularly referenced in key classic car publications including Classic & Sports Car.

Giles grew up around the iconic historic motorsport venue at Goodwood and enjoys his 1972 Alfa Romeo 1600 GT Junior around the Sussex roads. His primary car goal is to purchase back a selection of his grandfather's car's including his 1931 Riley Brooklands.

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