Volkswagen Beetle/Karmann 1954-99 - 2018 Market Review

By: Unique Cars magazine

Volkswagen Beetle/Karmann 1954-99

Volkswagen Beetle/Karmann 1954-99 - 2018 Market Review
Volkswagen Beetle

The clamour to own a 1950s-70s Beetle has eased yet prices for the best cars remain high.

Early ‘oval window’ models typically cost more than $20,000 and that is in line with overseas sales. However Australia does have sufficient stocks of other models to satisfy demand and it is hard to see rapid growth in the market for 1958-71 Beetles.

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The 1600cc Superbug with improved suspension at $10-12,000 is worth a look. So too the Type 1 Karmann-Ghia Coupe and genuine Karmann Cabriolets (not sedans with the top chopped off).

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Most of the K-G Coupes will be Australian-delivered and current pricing makes them look attractive when compared with the cost of sourcing one from the USA.

1954-57 Beetle $19,400 [5]

1958-67 Beetle $15,820 [26]

1968-76 Beetle $12,970 [39]

Karmann Cabrio $33,120 [7]

K-G T1 Coupe $34,250 [12]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2018 Euro & Brit Car Value Guide.


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