286 WZA

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Registration Mark
286 WZA
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Type 1
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(a) Country of origin:
United Kingdom
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Model information

1967 Beetle Deluxe


This Beetle is an interesting one. It’s a late 1967, so a 1968 model with upright headlamps, Europa bumpers etc. It was originally registered in the UK but imported into Ireland and registered in Dublin in July 1977, hence the WZA reg.

Back in the year of the millennium bug this Bug was restored by Emilio’s Beetles. It left Emilio’s with a new coat of maroon with cream sides. Fast forward to 2018 and it has a new owner who wants to change the look and so Emilio’s Beetles stripped it back to bare bones and it heads for its new home in Bettystown, County Meath wearing an all over shade of green. This Beetle also had its wings replaced with pre-67 sloping lights wings, the rear wings now house pre-67 lights while the Europa bumpers were changed for blade bumpers. Stock wheels were freshened up with a coat of white and some new hubcaps. The interior got a new headliner and new upholstery on the seats.

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