View original topic: 1965 Beetle Convertible Antenna
mmunoz Mon Nov 29, 2021 7:48 am

Good morning, hope everyone had a good thanksgiving! Im in the process of restoring a 65 vert, and I'm sourcing a new antenna, and would like to put it exactly as it came out of factory.

1. I see some cars with it left or right side? Which is correct?
2. What is the correct antenna? Single post or dual mount?


VOLKSWAGNUT Mon Nov 29, 2021 8:20 am

Volkswagen (and Karmann) did not install radios at the "factory"

Radios were dealer installed upon request or owner installed after purchase.

Thus.... Antenna location and type were subject to the installers discretion.
Most antennas installed were the single base style by 1965

IMO Id use a hidden antenna and not open up a hole .

mmunoz Mon Nov 29, 2021 8:27 am


bigdog1962 Mon Nov 29, 2021 12:26 pm

This is my 65. Zoom in for a close up

andrewda Wed Dec 01, 2021 7:51 am

bigdog1962 wrote: This is my 65. Zoom in for a close up

my 1965 vert has the same style, but mounted on the driver side. And the car came with the original antenna which was a retracting style

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