There is precisely no shortage of Volkswagen Beetle examples in the world. In fact, if only some alien life form had come and paid a visit to earth a good 50 years ago, those celestial pioneers would have been forgiven if they’d mistakenly thought that a sizeable portion of the human species had evolved into giant metal bugs.
So it’s a bit shocking, then, to see any example of the Volkswagen Beetle go up for sale with a phenomenally high asking price, much less one of no particular celebrity.
But here we are, and Fox News has reported on one Volkswagen Beetle owner who is hoping to collect a stratospherically high sum of 1 million Euros – or roughly $1.12 million US.
What justification might the owner have for such a tremendous ask? Simply that the Volkswagen Beetle in-question was built on July 29th, 2003 – the day before production ceased forever in Puebla, Mexico. Its proximity to the cessation of production makes this Volkswagen Beetle one of 3,000 Última Edición cars, with whitewall tires and exclusive, discontinued chrome trim.
If that’s enough to make you want to whip out your wallet, just hang on a minute; it’s not worth it. Fox News reports that, according to German publication Auto Motor und Sport, the car’s true value is closer to $28,000 to $33,000. And no, we didn’t miss any zeros.
Even with just 75 miles on the odometer, and what look to be the original whitewall tires, this Volkswagen Beetle owner is clearly dreaming.