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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:43 am    Post subject: Re: Cool vintage photos... Type 3's Reply with quote

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The Beetle in this photo is a '65, with the larger windows/slimmer posts.

Great photos!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:39 am    Post subject: Re: Cool vintage photos... Type 3's Reply with quote

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Thanks for the Weathervane article, Everett. It's been several years since I scanned the slide from the original Kodak box, so it'd be a chore to search for it among dozens of others in case dad wrote the dates on the box... which he usually did. I'm fairly certain it's '64, which would also make the engine a dual-carb. My dad passed away 40 years ago Sad .

I have another of dad's photos which is a close-up, showing the Beetle is a '63 due to the T engine handle and the rounded, not wide lic. plate light. Mom and I are in the shot, which is why I don't want to post it.

Vehicle manufacturers send out lists of VIN ranges for each officially-imported or certified model to state DMV offices to enable owners/customers to register the vehicle. This activity is done after the model has been type-approved and certified for the US market, taking place prior to the official sales start date. The Squareback has conventional Calif plates, not manufacturer plates. So that's another clue the photo was in '64 based on the Weathervane's model announcement, and that the '63 Beetle was kept well after the transition to '64's.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:51 am    Post subject: Re: Cool vintage photos... Type 3's Reply with quote

Thanks for the Weathervane article, Everett. It's been several years since I scanned the slide from the original Kodak box, so it'd be a chore to search for it among dozens of others in case dad wrote the dates on the box... which he usually did. I'm fairly certain it's '64, which would also make the engine a dual-carb. My dad passed away 40 years ago Sad .

I have another of dad's photos which is a close-up, showing the Beetle is a '63 due to the T engine handle and the rounded, not wide lic. plate light. Mom and I are in the shot, which is why I don't want to post it.

Vehicle manufacturers send out lists of VIN ranges for each officially-imported or certified model to state DMV offices to enable owners/customers to register the vehicle. This activity is done after the model has been type-approved and certified for the US market, taking place prior to the official sales start date. The Squareback has conventional Calif plates, not manufacturer plates. So that's another clue the photo was in '64 based on the Weathervane's model announcement, and that the '63 Beetle was kept well after the transition to '64's.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Cool vintage photos... Type 3's Reply with quote

Very cool, I wonder what year it was... Maybe 1964?
Ask your dad if it had dual carbs, which would be 64 and later

It's not "pre-production" just pre- USA sales.

You are correct about the late 65 sales here.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Cool vintage photos... Type 3's Reply with quote

Pre-production US-spec Squareback. From my dad's huge family photo collection; a 720 dpi scan of a Kodachrome slide. Taken in 1964 at our home in Southern Calif. north of Santa Monica. Dad was a field service engineer for VW Pacific in Culver City. VW imported some Squarebacks one or two years before the original market introduction (late '65? for '66 model year) to be distributed among the employees for evaluation, and for service and Parts market preparation. It's possible that it was designated for my mother who first learned to drive a few years earlier in a Dodge Valiant, though she never mastered a manual transmission. Dad's regular Beetle company car is next to it. The flowers are mom's talent.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Cool vintage photos... Type 3's Reply with quote

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my favorite color Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:39 am    Post subject: Re: Cool vintage photos... Type 3's Reply with quote

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This is a brand spanking new Fasty!

Looks like a '66

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I agree it's '66 or could be '67 too
European car but looks like the 66-67 "big nipple" hubcaps

I can't figure out the color though, no 66-67s Fastys came in Yellow?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:10 am    Post subject: Re: Cool vintage photos... Type 3's Reply with quote

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Looks like Mark's (W1K1) car. Oh wait that's snow on the roof. Well actually Marks roof could have snow on it too. And it could even hide the primer. Wink


it has the euro flat tails though.

I would like to talk to the old guy that had the car originally to see if he had a picture or two I could scan. I haven't seen him in a couple years.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:01 am    Post subject: Re: Cool vintage photos... Type 3's Reply with quote

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This is a brand spanking new Fasty!

Looks like a '66

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Cool vintage photos... Type 3's Reply with quote

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Looks like Mark's (W1K1) car. Oh wait that's snow on the roof. Well actually Marks roof could have snow on it too. And it could even hide the primer. Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Cool vintage photos... Type 3's Reply with quote

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Not to start a political rant, but it's an unusual bumper sticker on a California car, and NorCal at the, judging form the license plate frame.

Oh, and nice oval in the background, too!



Ronald Reagan was Governor of California from 67 to 75 and Republican. Reagan to Swazenager had six Governors, 4 out of them were Red. California has a lot of Red to it. Depends on where you go. Washington State and Oregon as well.

When COVID goes away the first week of novenmber, it will be interesting to see how things pan put color wise in historically one color dominate areas.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Cool vintage photos... Type 3's Reply with quote

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Not to start a political rant, but it's an unusual bumper sticker on a California car, and NorCal at the, judging form the license plate frame.

Oh, and nice oval in the background, too!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Cool vintage photos... Type 3's Reply with quote

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When I worked at the VW factory in Wolfsburg in the early 1980's, internal company vehicles had either a V or Vx in the center positions of the lic. plate. VW must've blocked those letters from general registration; would imply "Vertrieb" (Sales/Distribution) or "Versuch" (test). This practice was probably already established in the late 1950's. As the press caught on to pre-production models wearing WOB plates are something special from the VW plant, sometimes the cars were registered out of another VW plant city such as in Braunschweig (Brunswick)- BS or Hanover (Hannover)- H.
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Thats a cool bit of info right there. Thanks Rome!
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When I worked at the VW factory in Wolfsburg in the early 1980's, internal company vehicles had either a V or Vx in the center positions of the lic. plate. VW must've blocked those letters from general registration; would imply "Vertrieb" (Sales/Distribution) or "Versuch" (test). This practice was probably already established in the late 1950's. As the press caught on to pre-production models wearing WOB plates are something special from the VW plant, sometimes the cars were registered out of another VW plant city such as in Braunschweig (Brunswick)- BS or Hanover (Hannover)- H.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:54 am    Post subject: Re: Cool vintage photos... Type 3's Reply with quote

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