1968 Volkswagen Country Buggy

Winning bid: US $3,150.00

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Funnybug sez:

gnu to me, matey

Ebay Description:

Australian Country Buggy

This is a matching numbers car

Floorpan has been sandblasted and fully restored and is in imaculate condition.

Body is in good condition, but has some rust in spots. They are, rear beaver panel on inside (see pic), RH side water channel around front door (see pic), RH side heater channel needs replacing (see pic, this uses standard beetle heater channels) and other small spots.

Buggy has standard beetle front beam and 67 beetle gearbox. No motor with car.

Has towbar fitted and is on crossply tyres.

Buggy is located in Springwood, in the blue mountains, about 72km's from Sydney centre.

Will ship interstate or worldwide, at buyers expense. No problems with shipping, BUT must be payed for in FULL within 3 days of auction end.

See below for some information on the Australian Country Buggy.

On April 3, 1968, the Country Buggy was released to the public and a total of 842 cars were produced during the year. Unfortunately the financial health of VW of Australia was failing and only eight short months after the Country Buggy was released, VW officials made the decision to wind down production and closed the press shop that stamped out the body panels by the end of the year. Production continued slowly using existing materials until early 1970 and another 181 vehicles were shipped in CKD (Completely Knocked Down) form to the Phillipines in 1972. All in all, when production had finally ceased, only 1956 examples had been produced, with 469 of that number being built in CKD form at other VW factories, mostly in the Philippines and Malaysia.

Today the Country Buggy is a rare sight anywhere in the world, even in Australia. One enthusiastic Country Buggy owner in Australia, Bill Moore, has assembled a registry that currently has documented just 196 existing Country Buggies around the globe. While there are certainly some existing that are not on the registry, Bill has estimated that that number is perhaps no more than another 50 cars. In the U.S., there are only five examples knownn April 3, 1968, the Country Buggy was released to the public and a total of 842 cars were produced during the year. Unfortunately the financial health of VW of Australia was failing and only eight short months after the Country Buggy was released, VW officials made the decision to wind down production and closed the press shop that stamped out the body panels by the end of the year. Production continued slowly using existing materials until early 1970 and another 181 vehicles were shipped in CKD (Completely Knocked Down) form to the Phillipines in 1972. All in all, when production had finally ceased, only 1956 examples had been produced, with 469 of that number being built in CKD form at other VW factories, mostly in the Philippines and Malaysia.

Today the Country Buggy is a rare sight anywhere in the world, even in Australia. One enthusiastic Country Buggy owner in Australia, Bill Moore, has assembled a registry that currently has documented just 196 existing Country Buggies around the globe. While there are certainly some existing that are not on the registry, Bill has estimated that that number is perhaps no more than another 50 cars. In the U.S., there are only five examples known.




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