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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Does anyone here own the last oval beetle? Reply with quote

Hi all

my large window 57 is chassis no. 1779028 body no. 151255
I think its a December 57
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Does anyone here own the last oval beetle? Reply with quote

My Oval window beetle is chassis No. 1595236 Engine No. 1922450 Built 05/07/1957 left the factory 10/07/1957 and first registered in the UK 23/07/1957.

Interestingly, the first owner was an employee of the VW dealership where he ordered the car, and he was shocked and disappointed to find that his new beetle was superseded by a new model when it was only two weeks old. Such was the secrecy concerning the release of the big window beetle.

EDIT: Engine number added and build date amended as per Birth Cert. 03/11/19


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:17 am    Post subject: Re: Does anyone here own the last oval beetle? Reply with quote

bloo62 wrote:
Hi all

my large window 57 is chassis no. 1779028 body no. 151255
I think its a December 57


Yours is a '58 model so has no significance to this thread.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:34 am    Post subject: Re: Does anyone here own the last oval beetle? Reply with quote

Mike Peckham wrote:
My Oval window beetle is chassis No. 1595236. Built 13/07/1957 and first registered in the UK 23/07/1957.

Interestingly, the first owner was an employee of the VW dealership where he ordered the car, and he was shocked and disappointed to find that his new beetle was superseded by a new model when it was only two weeks old. Such was the secrecy concerning the release of the big window beetle.


Any idea to the engine number?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:21 am    Post subject: Re: Does anyone here own the last oval beetle? Reply with quote

bwaz wrote:
Mike Peckham wrote:
My Oval window beetle is chassis No. 1595236. Built 13/07/1957 and first registered in the UK 23/07/1957.

Interestingly, the first owner was an employee of the VW dealership where he ordered the car, and he was shocked and disappointed to find that his new beetle was superseded by a new model when it was only two weeks old. Such was the secrecy concerning the release of the big window beetle.


Any idea to the engine number?


Yes: 1922450
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Does anyone here own the last oval beetle? Reply with quote

splitjunkie wrote:
bloo62 wrote:
Hi all

my large window 57 is chassis no. 1779028 body no. 151255
I think its a December 57


Yours is a '58 model so has no significance to this thread.


Since he's based in the UK, do they still consider it 'Year of Manufacture' instead of 'Model Year'?
I mean, know it's a '58 since it's a square window, not Oval, but maybe for motor vehicle registration.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Does anyone here own the last oval beetle? Reply with quote

Id think the August 1/57 would be considered a 1958 model year by VW
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