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  1. U.S. Super Beetle and Standard Beetle are built along side from 1971-1975. 1975 is last year for Super beetle in states except for the convertible which goes to 1979. 1977 is the last standard beetle sold in the U.S. In January 1978 the very last beetle sedan is made in Germany and ironically it is a standard model with a 1200 40HP and a swing axle transaxle and was built in the Emden factory - it's in VW's museum. a picture below; You could buy a beetle after 1978 in Germany, but it would come from Mexico until the end of Mexico's production which would be the last beetle ever. See Below; 2003 last built/last sold 2004 Soo sad, Ich Leibe meine Volkswagen! BTW the guy below actually married that car.
  2. First the answers to your comments; 1. 64 - 66 are the only years that had both the glass covers over the headlights and that style tail lights. Answer NO, while the glass covers might be different from year to year or Euro to U.S. spec the headlamp itself and the bucket in the fender is the same from 1938-1967. The exception is for the U.S. as they get the seal beam in 67 but Europe uses the old type, also Europe is still using 6Volt cars in some models through the 68 model year. Engines are different, for example the white car above is a friends 1967 Euro spec. which has the 6 volt system and the old style headlamps and even though it's a 67 it has a 1300 ( the 1300 was only used in the U.S. for 1966 ) and also a Euro standard model for 1967-1978 would still be a 1200 40HP. As far as the tail lamps go that particular tail lamp is used from 1962-1967. 2. 1967 VW had the same tail lights as your photo, but the new style headlights. Answer; NO, not quite European 1200A custom models and 1200A standard models as said before used 6 volt system and the old style fenders and headlamps, also the rear turn signal lamps lens for the U.S. and Canada are all red lenses while in Europe the turn signal lens in the rear is amber above and red brake below.. seein mu other pictures 3.1963 and earlier VWs had the same headlights as your photo, but an older style more round taillight with a smaller glass lens. Answer; NO as said earlier that style tail lamp was used from 1962-1967. 1961 uses a smaller lens. The above blue car is a Type 111 1200A Custom, just a one step above a standard Type 111 1200A. It's powered by the last 36hp engine in production and it uses the fresh air heat exchangers for the heater. Both the 1200 Custom and the standard used this engine to the end of the 65 model year. It's architecture goes back to 1938 and designed by Franz Reimspiess. I've owned this VW for 52 years. Notice the difference in architecture between a 1965 deluxe model Type 113 40 hp and my engine above. Pay particular attention to the location of the fuel pump and the generator stand on the newer engine is a separate bolt on where as mine is a cast into the rt side of the engine case.
  3. TO BE MORE SPECIFIC But they still also make the standard beetle/ old indestructible along with the Super beetle in fact in Europe it will outlive the super beetle ;
  4. A hint, In the year of this Beetle VW made FIVE Beetle sedan models in left hand drive and FIVE in right hand drives. So what Year? Model?
  5. What makes you sure it's a Super Beetle? From the angle of the taken picture you can't really see the elongated front fender/hood/apron. And Super Beetles and older 113 models have anodized aluminum brightwork around ALL windows because they are deluxe models. see below; Below is a Standard model or 111---see no brightwork around windows
  6. I worked and retired from a major auto manufacturer for 34 years and one thing for sure I know in this business is to say " never say never". Also in 59 my dad special ordered ( a SO tag next to the vin) a 1959 Pontiac Catalina 2dr. sport hardtop coupe. The engine, a 389 Tri-Power Super Duty was hand built in the Pontiac tool room like all NASCAR engines destined for race teams. It had a HD 4 speed HydraMatic, Three different pumpkins for the rear end, a Bonneville Tri-Tone leather interior. There was only one other Catalina that was built with a Bonneville interior, but this car had a pink paint job. It was Harley Earl's wife's car. Never say never Hudsy!
  7. If you read my first post with that picture you would know it was in Paris France.
  8. A buddy and fellow ex serviceman sent me this today;
  9. Here is one for you. What year and what model model is it?
  10. Question is: what model is it? A 111 or a 113?
  11. I'm thinking that with the altered wheelbase and how deep and wide those rear wheels and tires are that this car was built for the quarter mile or the nostalgic look of a altered wheelbase drag race car. I had one back in 1965 in a 1964 Pontiac tempest that ran 8 seconds and 160mph+ with a blown 421 Pontiac engine and a 4 speed HydraMatic. These cars grew out of the Super Stock or S/S or Super Stock Automatic ( SS/A) classes to be known as Factory Experimental. When the wheelbases were altered a new class was needed and all the scuttlebutt in the pits and in the grandstands came a term that stuck and that term was called the funny looking cars, which later became just FUNNY CARS. The early cars were steel bodied altered wheelbase cars, then we added fiberglass replica front ends ( mostly tilt front ends ) then we went to dragster shortened chassis with full fiberglass bodies to resemble a certain make of car. The car above resembles the early stage of altered wheelbase cars with factory steel bodies like these cars below;
  12. I wonder why my 62 Pontiac Catalina 2 door sedan is called a 2 door Sport Sedan. Pontiac calls the Catalina 4 door sedan the 4 door sedan. The 4 door Hardtop is called the 4 door Vista Sedan ( even though it's a hardtop!).
  13. Not only two tone, but three tone. This picture is from a French movie and this is a new factory fresh 1956 Bel-Air four door hardtop somewhere in Paris; Ooh La La a new car dear!