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Oettinger Wasserboxer in 1303 Cabrio
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Oettinger Wasserboxer in 1303 Cabrio
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Oettinger Wasserboxer in 1303 Cabrio Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:50 am     Views: 59      Rating: Not rated

In March 1997 a colleague and I were in Bavaria for a business trip. Over the weekend we visited the EFA Auto Museum in the village of Amerang, east of Munich. I was thrilled to see that a visitor drove a dark blue Super Beetle Cabriolet. Further luck was that the owner was leaving so I could speak with him a few minutes. Said this was a regularly offered conversion performed by Oettinger at their facility near Frankfurt. The heat exchanger was under the rear seat on the left side, opposite the battery. I don't remember where the coolant radiator was located. The engine conversion was very well done, with as many factory parts from various models, mostly the Vanagon (designated T3 in Europe). I was surprised at how well the longblock fit into the original engine space. Car had wide 5-spoke ATS alloys. Small red light on lower left under bumper is a rear fog lamp.

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