Last Edition Beetle Datasheet

LEB number:

FMS 212S

Chassis number:
118 200 7249

Engine number:


First registered:

Car's name:
Silver Lady

Owner's name:
Jim McLachlan

Falkirk, Scotland

Last heard of:
January 2021

Additional information:
Built on 6th September 1977, exported to Britain on 8th September 1977, and delivered to Blackadder Motor Co. Ltd., Falkirk on 24th October 1977. It was the last new Beetle to be delivered to this dealer. Jim purchased the car on 18th November 1977 and it was registered on 1st January 1978. The total cost of the car was £2744.65 on the road. It has had one-owner since new, and is still in virtually original condition. Head restraints, mud flaps and stone guards were fitted when new. Otherwise the car is standard. When new it was used as an every day car until the summer of 1979, and since then has only been used during the summer months for outings and shows. Jim has a complete set of documentation relating to the car from the computerised build cards used at the factory, the sales invoice, full service history, MOT certificates, road fund licence discs etc. The car appeared as a 4 page feature in the September 1997 edition of VolksWorld magazine. Silver Lady has attended many shows over the years, including every Scottish Volkswagen Owners Festival, as well as a number of VW Action events at Stafford and Stoneleigh, as well as Stanford Hall and Tatton Park in England, and has won a number of Concours prizes. It has also attended various classic vehicle shows and exhibitions in Scotland. In 1981 it covered over 2000 miles to the VW Veteranen Treffen at Fuldatal, Germany including trips to the Porsche factory and Porsche Villa in Stuttgart, the VW factory and at that time private museum in Wolfsburg and back to its home town and VW factory in Emden. In 1991 a further 3300 miles trip was made to the VW Treffen in Bad Camberg, Germany, then visiting the Karmann factory and museum in Osnabruck, the VW factory and museum again in Wolfsburg. It then travelled across Poland, visiting the Tatra car factory at Pribor and the museum in Kopnvnice in what was Czechoslovakia. From there across Austria including a visit to the Helmut Pfeifhofer Porsche museum at Gmund and covering the famous Grossglockner Pass before crossing back into Germany for a further visit to the Porsche Villa and the Neoplan coach factory in Stuttgart.
The car attended various VW and other Classic car shows in Scotland and England up until 2011 including the famous Autoglym Popular Classsics Roadshow in Edinburgh in 1992 where it won its class. Since then the car has hardly been used at all (covering only 30 miles!)
(updated 19th January 2021)