283 BHI

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Registration Mark
283 BHI
(a) Type:
Type 1
(b) Year:
(c) Colour:
Lofoten Green
(d) Paint code:
(e) Engine CCs:


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

Model information

1200 Beetle Deluxe


Sold new from Spooner’s VW Dealers in Roscrea, County Tipperary in late 1976 but not registered until January 4th 1977 , this stunning Beetle might even look better now than when it was new.

Restored by its current owner, 283 BHI was restored with great care to retain the originality so the interior is the original as is the Spooner’s dealer sticker on the rear window. Lofoten Green Beetles are very rare now, especially when you consider they were everywhere in Ireland at one time. When you see this Beetle in the sunlight it really pops and it just goes to show how funky and vibrant the original VW colours were.

If you’re lucky enough to see this Beetle at a show, please take the time to look it over and you will see why it has picked up trophies at quite a few car shows. Hats off to its owner and restorer, the very talented Mr. Mark Maher.

Submitted by: Mark Maher

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