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009 Centrifugal advance only distributor originally introduced on VW Industrial engines.  Sold in the aftermarket as a universal replacement distributor for VW engines.

010 Centrifugal advance only distributor originally used on the Bus Bastard engine and sold as a performance upgrade for early VW speed enthusiasts.

1-Piece Windows Slang term to describe a larger window that replaces the standard roll-up and wing window in a Beetle, Ghia, or Type 3.

11-Window See Kombi or Standard

110 See Basic Bug

1200 Engine size, e.g. 1192cc.  See 36hp

13-Window See Deluxe

1300 Engine size, e.g. 1300cc

1302 European name for the '71 and '72 Super Beetle sedan and convertibles. (Flat windscreen)

1303 European name for the '73 to '75 Super Beetle sedans and '73 to '79 convertibles. (Curved windscreen)

1500 Engine size, e.g. 1500cc

15-Window A pre-1964 Hardtop Deluxe Bus. Identical in trim and appointments to a 23-Window Deluxe Bus but without the eight roof windows or sunroof. M-Code 130 - Deluxe without sunroof and roof windows.

1592044140 Vehicle Identification Number for the very last German-built Beetle, A 1980 Convertible painted in Mars Red, built on the 10th of January 1980 10:28 by the Karmann Factory.  This Super-Beetle in stored in the Karmann Museum in Osnabruck, Germany.

1600 Engine size, e.g. 1600cc

19-Window The "rare" combination that occurs when someone grafts a Deluxe roof clip onto a Kombi or Standard model Bus. Easily identified by the lack of side windows in the rear-hatch cargo area.
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2-Fold Term used for the sliding ragtop sunroof in a 1956 through 1967 (1963 US spec) Beetle, because it forms 2 folds when open.

21-Window A Type 24 (Deluxe bus) built from 1964 till 1967.  The window count is tallied like this:
2 windshields (pre-1967)
2 front door windows (the wing wings and sliding windows all count as 1)
4 windows down the left side of the bus
4 windows down the right side
1 in the rear hatch
8 skylights in the roof (4 each side)
2+2+4+4+1+8 = 21

23-Window A Type 24 (Deluxe bus) built in 1963 or earlier.  The window count is tallied like this:
2 windshields (pre-1967)
2 front door windows (the wing wings and sliding windows all count as 1)
4 windows down the left side of the bus
4 windows down the right side
2 curved windows total on the rear corners (1963 and earlier only)
1 in the rear hatch
8 skylights in the roof (4 each side)
2+2+4+4+2+1+8 = 23

25 hp The engine initially designed for the Volksauto which appeared during the split-window era of beetles and the early Barndoor Buses.

29 series Part number prefix used on original Barndoor era parts. The 29 designation is believed to be derived from the Type 29 prototype bus.

2-Tone Refers to a VW that is painted in 2 colors, often top and bottom.  For instance, a Standard Microbus might be painted in Sealing Wax Red on the bottom half and Beige Grey on the top half.
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3-Fold Term used for the sliding ragtop sunroof in a 1950 through 1955 Beetle, because it forms 3 folds when open.

3-tab Refers to the number of mounting points used to hold the VW emblem on the top of the front hood.  3-tab hoods were used after January, 1961.  The term tab is actually a misnomer in this case as the emblem is mounted via posts.  The mounting portion on the decklid was flat for a short time, then a raised circle was added to offset the emblem from the hood.

30 ps See 36 hp

36 hp Engine introduced in 1953 for the VW automobile line.  Used through 1960 in the Beetle and 1958 in the Bus.  Continued usage in industrial engines for some time later.

4-tab Refers to the number of mounting points used to hold the VW emblem on the top of the front hood.  4-tab hoods were used until January, 1961.

4 Lug Refers to the number of lug nuts used on a VW rim.  This number varies by year and type of VW.

5 Lug Refers to the number of lug nuts used on a VW rim.  This number varies by year and type of VW.

7-seater Refers to the number of seating positions in a VW Bus.  A 7-seater is typically a walk-through Bus with a short middle seat.  2 seats up front, 2 seats in the middle, and 3 seats in the rear.

8-seater Refers to the number of seating positions in a VW Bus.  A 8-seater can be a walk-through Bus with a full length middle seat.  2 seats up front, 3 seats in the middle, and 3 seats in the rear.  Or it can be a bench front seat with a short middle seat.  3 seats up front, 2 seats in the middle, and 3 seats in the rear.  VW literature also refers to a Bus with 3 full bench seats as an 8-seater on occasion, specifying that the front seat held only 2 adults.  Confused yet?

9-seater Refers to the number of seating positions in a VW Bus.  A 9-seater is a bench front seat Bus with a full middle seat.  3 seats up front, 3 seats in the middle, and 3 seats in the rear.

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