It's one of the most iconic and fun cars to drive of all time.
So you'd expect this 42-year-old VW Beetle to have hundreds of thousands of km on the clock.
But this 1974 model has had just one extremely careful owner, who drove it only a total of 90km.
It then sat in a barn for nearly four decades until it was discovered — still with its original oil in the engine, its first set of tyres and the invoice.
The blue Beetle was given a light renovation, but no modifications, and is now expected to fetch around $63,000 at auction — twice the price of a 1974 Beetle in excellent condition.
An elderly Italian named Armando Sgroi bought it in Genoa on January 23, 1974 because he was finding it harder to walk to his church every Sunday.
Over the next four years, his visits became more infrequent and by the time he made his last trip, he had driven only 90km.
Silverstone Auctions, which is putting the car up for sale, said original photographs show the car taken when it was first discovered in the barn. “A ‘time warp’ example of probably the most famous car in the world, hard to believe but it's true.”
The 1300cc car will go under the hammer at the Classic Race Aarhus Auction in Viby J, Denmark, on May 28.