2003 Ltima Edicin Volkswagen Beetle Up For Sale For €1M

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
2003 ltima edicin volkswagen beetle up for sale for 1m

Original Volkswagen Beetles can be had for a couple of thousand at minimum these days, so why pay €1 million for one? Because it came from Mexico.

For just €1,097,000 ($1.2 million USD), one wealthy individual would have the honor of owning one of the last Beetles to leave the assembly line in Puebla, Mexico in 2003, Autoblog reports.

Despite being one of the final Última Edición models, there isn’t much to the Beetle 1600 Mexico waiting for the new owner’s arrival. The interior is black cloth, the exterior is beige, and it only has around 75 miles on the odometer.

The owner, Maik Patzwaldt, says he was personally involved in his and the other Última Edicións’ celebration event as “a former Employee of VW de México in a strategic position,” with his Beetle being one of the last of the last from the second and final day of production back in 2003. Whether the history behind his car is enough to place a million euros into his account, though, is up to the market to decide; the Última Edición originally sold for $7,700 in 2003 dollars.

[Photo credit: Classic Trader]

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  • Mdensch Mdensch on Jun 01, 2015

    I'm going to go way out one a limb here and predict that he doesn't actually sell it for that asking price.

  • Sector 5 Sector 5 on Jun 01, 2015

    What about the original Disney prop? Shouldn't that be worth more? I feel sorry for the poor sods who went from RO80 to PRV6. Surely that happened.

  • Namstrap Namstrap on Jun 01, 2015

    That transmission sounds very much like the old Saxomat that VW used to use in 1960's Beetles. I think it was developed by Porsche, but I may be wrong there.

  • APaGttH APaGttH on Jun 02, 2015

    There is one born every minute...