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E1.2 – Badging

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

E1.6 – 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...

E1.3 – 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

  The car’s “production plate” is located on the front apron of your car, painted in body colour, adjacent to the bonnet lock. The keys to deciphering it are as follows and then supplemented...

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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...