1978 VW Beetle with 34 hp and armor will be auctioned!

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This completely inconspicuous VW Beetle from 1978 is bulletproof! Imagine living in Italy in the late XNUMXs and belonging to the top layer at. The first owner (Tomaso Zappòli Thyrión) there was one of those beetles. A businessman (detergent producer) from Bologna. And in the 70s that was Kidnapping people a new source of money for Italian gangs and terrorist groups. In northern Italy in particular, kidnapping was on the rise and almost happened täglich. The “business model” peaked in 1977 with almost 75 kidnappings. The kidnapping took place on the way to work or school and also affected children.

1978 VW Beetle with 34 hp and armor

But Tomaso Zappòli Thyrión wanted to make life as normal as possible for himself and his family possible and to be able to move freely in the city. He decided to buy a VW Beetle and turn it into a driving one Safe to transform. In a bulletproof one. But as inconspicuous as possible. And that's not how you can tell from the Beetle that a specialist shop from Italy has the Beetle remodeled and for example the discs through bulletproof Glass replaced. These are the Doors, which Hood and the Luggage Storage with 3 cm thick steel protected around in case of Shootings and Explosions the inmates too protect. The doors are also with Safety bolt (Emergency locking pins) and can should not be opened from the outside. However, the Beetle's engine and brakes remained unchanged. True, it got good because of the armor 300 kilograms heavierBut the VW1200 model year 1976 and its small 34 hp engine in the rear got more power should not.

Käfer has run approx. 45.000 km

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The family used the vehicle until 1984 every dayuntil the kidnappings receded and Italy became safer again. And now, almost 45 years later, it is Tank beetle Run a little more than 45.000 km and in exactly the same condition as it was used at the time. He'll only have one at some point new paint in the original color receive. All gadgets are still intact and complete. Only the one used then Police siren button next to the radio is no longer connected. The current owner even visited the old owner in Bologna in 2019 to hear the story first hand and the authenticity of the car. And up Get your classic can the beetle now from Chromecars be acquired.

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Photo / s: Chromecars / Get Your Classic

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