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Old 11th August 2011, 00:54   #946
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Hmm... Cosmetically this car is a Tragedy

I think if Manish123k sits one Sunday, he can transform the car back to period fittings..

Definately a pre 64 car, things that the car owner must look into.

1) Wrong headlights - should be oval sloping headlights
2) Wrong taillights - should be smaller one's
3) Decklid vents - Please have them removed , infact get a new decklid itself.

Regarding the other stuff.. Please post some engine bay pics and some interior pics, we are here to help u get the car back to what it should be.
The cars headlight and fenders are from later model (68 up).Even the tail light belongs to same period.Like Pavanji has pointed out there is some mix and match in these areas. Going by the windshield shape its a 65 car ,looks like a flat windscreen to me.I think even the door handles are of the trigger type, which also is not period.These are issues which can be sorted out any time.Give first priority to getting it running properly and start enjoying the cars.All other things can wait.Restoration is an ongoing process which never ends.Cheers Manish !
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I remember to have read about a list of all the VW Beetles in India and people were trying to recollect and update the list. I am not sure if it was on this thread!? Can someone guide me there please? Thanks
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I remember to have read about a list of all the VW Beetles in India and people were trying to recollect and update the list. I am not sure if it was on this thread!? Can someone guide me there please? Thanks
yes i tried to make a list a sort of directory-unfortunately the thread was deleted ,giving the reason that this thread already exist.hence the data collected-;lost
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Old 18th August 2011, 11:00   #949
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yes i tried to make a list a sort of directory-unfortunately the thread was deleted ,giving the reason that this thread already exist.hence the data collected-;lost
not lost sirjee... just not on team bhp.

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not lost sirjee... just not on team bhp.
thats a good news-can just email me the directory my email is info@vintagepunjab.com
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not lost sirjee... just not on team bhp.
We can restore the data, please find a thread where we can restore this to
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Its a late 40s Austin A-40 Devon.
Now that you are online can you please tell me something about this pink VW too?!
Courtesy : Mithun Chandra.
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Now that you are online can you please tell me something about this pink VW too?!
Courtesy : Mithun Chandra.
This is Volkswagen Type 3 Fastback. Probably a '71/72 model.

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Came across this 1956 RHD Beetle today. Spoke to the owner who procured it four years ago.
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Came across this 1956 RHD Beetle today. Spoke to the owner who procured it four years ago.
This particular beetle from Kaduthururthy near Kottayam has been featured in some malayalam automagazines and also the TV programme -Smart Drive.It is a pity that the owner presents it as a 56 model beetle 56 model beetles are known as oval window .This beetle is actually a mix-match of several model years!!
If my assumption is correct,it is a beetle which on which the papers of a 56 model has been assigned.
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Nice thread.There are many beetles in Hyderabad too.One person has 6 beetles immaculately restored and kept in his museum cum workshop in Secunderabad.Since I know him personally,he will most definitly allow me to photograph his beetle collection.I will click once I go that side of town.
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this is a photo of the Travancore palace beetle when it participated in a rally in 2001.
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I do have some more pics Karl, but as per the car owner, i am supposed to hold on from posting it anywhere. atleast untill its off his hands.

Its certainly a Early Split

And FYI,

Those small tail lights continued untill 1961. Just like the one in the below pic
What is the latest with this one Mr. Kadam? It indeed is a rare find as i have yet to see a split without Semaphores...any more details/updates on this?
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Had been driving my VW Bus since last 3 days.

Today evening got to see one good LHD Beetle, probably a 1965 Bug.
65 bug's never had straight headlights and this type of bumpers my friend
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Sometime around mid Dec the early 60's VW Beetle will be ready when I shall post the pics
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