Big Ben Beetle

Tucking Classy | Mahomed Ishq’s 1972 VW Beetle, also known as BIG BEN chats to us about his unique build…

We were first introduced to this beetle at our 2013 State of Stance Event held at Westwood Mall where he took 3rd place in the Show ‘N Shine. Since then, this bug has been turnin’ up at most auto events in and around the 031.

It’s a 1972 model beetle I got the car for 7 years and before that the car was from JHB. BEG BEN nick named after the well known family take away in Isipingo most famous for their TIKKA. The car is in immaculate condition with no filler what so ever. I’ve bored the motor to 1800cc with a 36 webber carb and downdraft.

It has ox blood red interior, the rear seats and door pads are original only the front two seats have been changed.

A full sound set up consisting of a Audio Bank 5000w mono block and Audio Bank 3000w amp at the front. In the car I have 2, 10 inch Pioneer dvcz in a custom box, Pioneer split system as well as Pioneer 6x9z with pre amb and sub controllers.

The car also has 4 way breaking system, discs all round with two break boosters. The pcd now is 4×100 and I have put 17 inch BBS wides and narrows on the car. The car also has adjustable suspension and the back wheels sit negative.


The motor interior and front boot all have light set up which comes on with the sound. The car has came out in the top 3 at all the show and shines it has entered about 13 at present.

Mahomed now wishes to sell his bug and start a new build, that of an old school cool VW Kombi … We wish him all the best and can’t wait to see his next project.

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