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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:16 pm    Post subject: VW 1500 R&T Oct 1961 Reply with quote

A very nice member of the Central Ohio Vintage Volkswagen Club gave me a Road & Track from Oct 1961 which has a feature on the to be released VW 1500. Interesting reading.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NICE!!! Thanks for posting this.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder what are the chassis numbers on those two cars!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does WOB-V-735 look like it's white? because then it's probably chassis number 12!!

look at the 5th paragraph of this page from the Car and Driver article!


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yes, that's the white steering wheel car too Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 735 car in the Road and Track article does not look White to me.
Maybe Gulf Blue?

The car in the Car and Driver article looks White.
(And they say it ism as you pointed out)

Maybe they just used the same license plates?

The White steering wheel with the black column looks weird...

Weird how the wheel/column is all black in the Road and Track inside photo but the Road and Track outside photo shows him gripping a White wheel.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No insulation on the underside of the early deck lids?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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No insulation on the underside of the early deck lids?



Oh there is plenty more weirdness than that. Id like to see how many odd things we can find in all the photos above. I will send a 1500 club sticker to the winner. Its not as easy as it seems. Ill be looking for the differences between production and these early press "prototype" versions. Some of you may be at a disadvantage as you may of never seen a early 62 production car.

Let the games begin Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:21 pm    Post subject: Cool Thanks for the effort!! Reply with quote

Cool Thanks for the effort!!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting brake fluid reservoir!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Interesting brake fluid reservoir!


Yes but normal for 62s.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks to me like the floors are carpeted?
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I want to know what the sticker on the generator cover has on it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The V plates were clearly switched around in Wolfsburg Laughing

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The V plates were clearly switched around in Wolfsburg Laughing

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IIRC the "V" stands for "Verkaufer", or dealer, and their dealer plates are used there as they are here, e.g., they're registered to the sales agent and not to the car.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The oddest part is the front beam !

The 2 inner veritcal connections are welded in - not stamped as a 1 piece

That makes it a '61 front beam

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The V plates were clearly switched around in Wolfsburg Laughing

IIRC the "V" stands for "Verkaufer", or dealer, and their dealer plates are used there as they are here, e.g., they're registered to the sales agent and not to the car.


I thought V were Versuchswagen or Experimental vehicle plates
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:27 am    Post subject: Re: VW 1500 R&T Oct 1961 Reply with quote

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Anyone else notice the number 15 stenciled near the left front overrider?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yep. All early photos Ive ever noticed have a fit carpet instead of a rubber mat.

Thats one.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Full carpet would have been better IMHO.
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