2233 HI

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Registration Mark
2233 HI
(a) Type:
Type 1
(b) Year:
(c) Colour:
Non VW (Originally Kansas Beige)
(d) Paint code:
Non VW (Originally L91D)
(e) Engine CCs:


(a) Country of origin:
(b) County first reg'd:
Tipperary South Riding
(c) Current or last known location:

Model information

1200 Beetle Deluxe


John O’Connor recently added this sorry looking Beetle to the Beetle.ie Census. Although not a lot is known about this Beetle, John tells us that it has sitting there for a very long time and has deteriorated to beyond where it would be an economical restoration.

This Beetle was built as a Deluxe model when it was assembled in Dublin in late October 1972. It was painted Kansas Beige (L91D) and fitted with a 1200cc engine. Once through the quality control checks at the Naas Road plant, it was sent to main VW dealer, Andrew Dillon & Sons in Clonmel, County Tipperary on October 30th. The Beetle left Dillon’s garage on November 15th 1972 wearing its new number plates 2233 HI with a very happy South Tipperary owner behind the wheel.

It’s a shame to see a very cool registration number and of course, the Beetle, left like that but that’s what happens with old cars sometimes. Maybe it might have been a parts donor for some local Beetles over the years that it was sitting there.

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