289 BDI

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Registration Mark
289 BDI
(a) Type:
Type 1
(b) Year:
(c) Colour:
Sumatra Green
(d) Paint code:
(e) Engine CCs:


(a) Country of origin:
United Kingdom
(b) County first reg'd:
(c) Current or last known location:

Model information

1300 Beetle Deluxe


Thanks have to go to Kevin Reade from Kilkenny who spied this 1971 Beetle in Bagnelstown, County Carlow in early August 2021. This particular Beetle wears a 1986 Roscommon registration as that was when it was imported from the UK.

The Sumatra Green (L61B) 1300 Beetle Deluxe is in excellent condition and benefits from quite a number of accessories such as the engine lid vent trim, rear window vent trim, front and rear stone guards, finger plates, mudflaps, wheel trims and a pair of highback seats.

It’s a credit to its owner and we look forward to seeing this 1300 Beetle on the road or at a show very soon.


Submitted by: Kevin Reade

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