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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:01 pm    Post subject: Hella Fluted Symmetrical Headlight lens Reply with quote

Can anyone tell me the year for the attached images of the Hella fluted symmetrical headlight lens? I unfortunately only have the lens and not the bucket.

The back of the lens has the following written along the top lip:

10804 Hella L. 441. 561

Along the bottom lip is the following numbers

(What looks like a triangle symbol) 34

Thanks!

Jeff
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Hella Fluted Symmetrical Headlight lens Reply with quote

It is likely from 1956 through 1960. Asymmetrical lenses began in 1961. The A and NL markings were added around 1956 IIRC. (Approved for use in Austria and Netherlands) The Hella with the crown on top instead of a separate "squiggle snake" is a late-ish feature as well.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Hella Fluted Symmetrical Headlight lens Reply with quote

Many thanks!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2021 2:11 am    Post subject: Re: Hella Fluted Symmetrical Headlight lens Reply with quote

Interesting that you you list 1961 as the first year for symmetrical lenses. My VW birth certificate for my Austria-bound October 1958 Beetle list asymmetrical lenses as an included option.

Does anyone have an idea of what this worth? I plan to stick with my original lenses and will sell this.
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