Monthly Archives: November 2015

Gorgeous George Needs a New Home!

DSC_0963This is Gorgeous George – my beloved 1972 Beetle (not the talented, recently married actor, Mr Clooney!).

The time has come to find George a new home, as having moved house I have nowhere for George to live in comfort and to the standard he has come to expect. So with heavy heart he’s up for adoption (sale).

As you may have worked out George is no run of the mill man – he is a fabulous rare oak green 1972 1302s Beetle who has been part of the Retro Bazaar family for 5 years now.

George – or to give him his full name – Georgimus Maximus Decimus Meridius – is the ripe old age of 43 and as such has a few bumps and bruises. However in 2011 he had a full restoration. He was stripped down, and loads of bodywork issues were attended to. He got 4 new wings, and lots of welding underneath, suspension bits, and a total respray in Oak Green, which is his original factory colour.

Being a 1302s George is quite a rare model of beetle, only made for a short while before the “Super Beetle” came out. This means George has a flat windscreen, and still looks like a traditional Beetle, but underneath has more modern suspension, disk brakes at the front and a 1600cc engine which means a little more oomph in today’s traffic.

Through all his restoration George has been left as original as possible, the only additions are an electronic ignition on the engine to aid reliability and a 1970s Radio/Tape player which has been modified for MP3 so you can plug in your phone for music. Unfortunately I have not had the time to lavish the time and attention George deserves, and recently he has been a bit neglected. He is a good solid car, with a full MOT, but his paint has started bubbling in a couple of small places, and he looks like he really could do with a hug.

Please contact us now to give gorgeous George a new home, and remember, a Beetle is for life. George has 6 months MOT and qualifies for free tax, so is cheaper to run. Please phone or email for details or checkout the ebay listing



Oh My God – Where Did the Summer go!

Well summer is long gone, Autumn is in full swing and we are nearly back into the thermals! Brrrr !!!

All is calm here at Retro B headquarters gearing up for the next mad round of shows. We are off to Oxford late November and have three visits to London before the end of the year.

Speakers - for articleWe have some fabulous new stock coming to the shows – from the kitsch (a gorgeous glass standard lamp) to the cool (pair of G-Plan butterfly chairs) plus lots lots more. We will also be bringing a selection of our MP3 converted vintage Speakers & radios , in all shapes and sizes which will make ideal Christmas presents. We also have a great selection of bar stock – soda syphons, ice buckets, Babycham, shot & wine glasses so you can enjoy the festivities in vintage style.

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We will be selling at the furniture flea in Oxford on 21st November, which will again take place at the Catholic Chaplaincy.  This was a roaring success in June and we are looking forward to going back. Click on the Furniture Flea logo for more info.


Dul_Nov_2015_Poster This will be followed by Modern Shows main event on 22nd November at Dulwich College.   We will be in our usual place by the stairs in the South Cloister. As the show gets very busy it is best to book your tickets in advance to save queuing and money. Follow the link to book your tickets



For details of all the shows we are attending before Christmas take a look at our events page