View original topic: What Year? W Decklid
H.Alex Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:14 pm

I am cleaning out the shed and am interested in selling off some parts. I have a W Decklid from an early bug but I can't determine the age.
Anyone determine what years this decklid was used?

Thanks for the help,


VW_Jimbo Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:58 pm

Check this out!

H.Alex Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:11 pm

Yeah I saw that one... very nice. No "water catchers" but very clean.
Doesn't say the years though...


H.Alex Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:13 pm

oops on second look it does have the water deflector/catchers.


Dan22 Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:19 pm

I think it is a 56 or 57 based on the spring mount, and the little bumpout where the wire clamps near the spring mount.

Someone may correct this if wrong, which is fine. I think the older lids did not have the bumpout, and early 55 lids had the triangular spring perch.

Mr. OGPaint Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:12 pm

agreed, it is definitely a 56/57 decklid

aa390392 Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:49 am

Bowman has a few kicking around in his archives maybe he will chime in.

56Cabrio Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:29 am

Mr. OGPaint wrote: agreed, it is definitely a 56/57 decklid
Yes definitely 56-57 smaller spring. 55 and earlier had a triangular shape spring mount. (see pic)

I'm thinking 57, color looks like a faded Inca red.

Dave Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:28 pm

56-57 like everyone said. What I can't believe is that no one has asked you how much you intend to sell it for..????

H.Alex Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:34 pm

1st off THANKS for the info. 56-57 seems right to me. I've had that lid for literally decades. I've forgotten where it came from. I never had a 50's model 151 (convertible).

I'll post it in classifieds.

price? maybe 1/2 of that fancy one.

Again, great response and info. Very active forum indeed.


H.Alex Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:26 pm

The Decklid has been sold.


Dave Sun Apr 25, 2021 1:29 pm

yes, I'll bet it has sold.. :D

jason Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:44 am

My 57 is that color, inca red. Needed that.

aa390392 Tue Apr 27, 2021 1:25 pm

jason wrote: My 57 is that color, inca red. Needed that.

Jason, that's why he posted it, to wondering what kind of money it brought?

jason Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:59 pm

yeah, I didnt read it at first because it didnt say convertible. I'd think $1500-1800. They sit when they are more.

Kjell Roar Tue May 11, 2021 5:44 pm

Its on late 55's (April 55) and up to 57 🙂

H.Alex Tue May 18, 2021 8:47 am

Just FYI

Sold for $1,200 cash. I delivered it while on a road trip.

Thanks for the info's.


jason Tue May 18, 2021 9:16 pm

I would of paid $1500 and drove to you. :D

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