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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:23 am    Post subject: Re: KDF Speedo Pod? Reply with quote

August 1943 would have had a bakelite standard ignition lock. Within the past ten years or so similar dashes covered in the same oily crud have appeared and sold for thousands. What makes it interesting it is quite often the same seller or lives in the same town. Also similar other items are posted by the same guy with again the same oily crud. How many oily cruddy gauge clusters from 1943 can one guy have? This guy has had maybe 5-6. He NEVER says it is original in the ebay listing, only that it it fits a Kübel. I would never buy this unseen for this money, all this stuff is available as repro. Like Martin said, not too long you could buy a Kübel for this money, I paid about 2K for my first Kübel in 1993, numbers matching engine and drivable ready to enjoy. I vote for fake alert.

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These photos should help you make up your mind! Note that there is even a KDF key.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:48 am    Post subject: Re: KDF Speedo Pod? Reply with quote

Martin Southwell wrote:
These photos should help you make up your mind! Note that there is even a KDF key.

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Well that shows that the green light is on the left, not the right, and shows the cogwheel logo. Thanks Martin.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:56 am    Post subject: Re: KDF Speedo Pod? Reply with quote

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For this pod pic, I also wonder if it was actually in a VW factory, or at the place that made the pods (the Circle K logo that is on them).


The circled K logo belongs to the German electromechanical component manufacturer KOSTAL, who is still located in Lüdenscheid/Germany. Still on the international markets with electrical connectors etc.
Did also supply split bug dash starter buttons and semaphore switches, oval era light switches etc.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:00 am    Post subject: Re: KDF Speedo Pod? Reply with quote

Blue Baron wrote:
I don't think a Kubel would have had a 100km speedometer.


To my understanding Type 82 Kübelwagens normally had a speedo through 100 km/h and only civil bugs KdF-Wagen type 60 had an individual speedo until 120 km/h.

Here a foto of such an ultrarare original KdF-Wagen speedo. Indicator is also totally different compared with Kübel. The pod is KdF, knobs are originals, too.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:13 am    Post subject: Re: KDF Speedo Pod? Reply with quote

Thanks for the clarification.

interesting stuff!
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