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opiesskate Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:15 pm

Never had a solid answer on this. What year's did they
factory two tone the convertible beetle's? and what are all the color combo's that were factory?

opiesskate Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:26 pm

This is obviously the split era. did they factory two tone any oval era
verts?

Wiggy Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:47 pm

Yes. Here is my old one.


djkeev Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:49 am

Hi,

I'm no expert in this but will share what info I have....

2 tone was available at least from 49 - 53

You will find out that old information is sketchy and sometimes contradicts others sources of information.

I'm sure you will get different information from other sources but this is some starter information that you can build upon.

I'm not sure a SOLID answer actually exists.

Atlantic Green / Pastel Green

Dove Blue / Ivory

Dove Blue / Beige

Black / Ivory

Black / Beige

Poppy Red / Ivory

Medium Brown / Ivory

Medium Brown / Beige

Pearl Grey / Silver Grey

Azure Blue / Silver Grey

Texas Brown / Sahara Beige

Wiggy Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:58 am

djkeev wrote: Hi,

I'm no expert in this but will share what info I have....

2 tone was available at least from 49 - 53

You will find out that old information is sketchy and sometimes contradicts others sources of information.

I'm sure you will get different information from other sources but this is some starter information that you can build upon.

I'm not sure a SOLID answer actually exists.

Atlantic Green / Pastel Green

Dove Blue / Ivory

Dove Blue / Beige

Black / Ivory

Black / Beige

Poppy Red / Ivory

Medium Brown / Ivory

Medium Brown / Beige

Pearl Grey / Silver Grey

Azure Blue / Silver Grey

Texas Brown / Sahara Beige

Available at least through 55.

Dolphin Grey Dark/Dolphin Grey light

KantDriveFast Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:10 pm

Quote: Available at least through 55.


X2...I also understood it to have stopped with the '55 model.

buggen Wed Nov 21, 2007 8:39 pm

Donít forget 53 - early 54 only:

Navy Blue/Light Gray
L43/L320 (maybe?)

Original paint car:

IN2VWS Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:35 am

I have a 10/1955 Salesmans manual, and it lists option M903 as "Special finish of side panels - Convertible ONLY".
To me this indicates it was available for the 1956 model year as an option.

opiesskate Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:06 am

Anybody got a photo of a factory two toned 56?

type4split Thu May 04, 2023 8:22 pm

Just received my birth certificate. Another Dolphin Grey Dark/Dolphin Grey light may of 1955 convertible confirmed.



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