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E.3 – Badging

VW Beetle badging explained. Standard European production VW Beetle badging 1970 -1979 explained first: In mid-1970 Beetle engine lid badging was straightforward. With the exception of a brief period around the time of the...

E.6 – Wheels

One of the regular features of the SEBs manufactured in Volkswagen’s European factories  1970 – 1979 was the replacement of the standard road wheel and chrome hub caps with alternative, distinct pattern, wheels. Like...

E.4 – VW Beetle Model Types

VW Beetle model types explained.  This was, in the 1970’s, a fairly well understood subject but with the passage of time and successive generations of both new generation Volkswagen car types and new generation...

Production plate decoder

As more and more owners contact us asking for help to identify whether the Beetle they have is an SEB or not we are finding increasing numbers of former SEBs hiding under later updating...

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Special Edition Beetles Technical Documentation by Stephen Paul Hardy. Foreword I saw my first Special Edition Beetle (SEB) 45 years ago – a brand new UK market “June Beetle” on display on my local...

E.5 – Literature

Literature Volkswagen Sales literature for each successive year’s model ranges manufactured in Europe were, by the late 60‘s, comprehensive, informative and very well illustrated with whole vehicle and detail photographs. They were printed (generally)...