503 JYI

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WARNING.— The person in whose name this vehicle is displayed may or may not be the current owner of the vehicle. Readers are warned, therefore, that this entry is not proof of ownership.


Registration Mark
503 JYI
(a) Type:
Type 1
(b) Year:
(c) Colour:
Maya Gold
(d) Paint code:
(e) Engine CCs:


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

Model information

1300 Beetle Deluxe


Extras were not something that we saw on Irish assembled Beetles and that includes radios, mudflaps or even safety belts so when we see that someone ordered a metallic gold Beetle back in 1976, that was a big deal for the owner.

This Beetle was photographed by Derek Doyle at the Classic & Vintage Show in Blackrock, Dublin which was held on May 23rd 1993.

There isn’t much known currently about this Beetle but we do know it was finished in Maya Gold Metallic (L98A) and had a 1300cc engine. It was first registered on June 4th 1976 in Dublin. By 1993 the then owner had personalised their Beetle with an array of spotlights, fitted wider chrome wheels as well as fitting front and rear stone guards, finger plates, bonnet handle guard, bumper overriders, a chrome aerial and highback front seats.

UPDATE 24/01/24 Beetle.ie: Trev was going back through our records recently and spotted that we had more recent photos of 503 JYI, but it has changed so much we didn’t initially recognise it. Trev thinks the photos date back to 2016 or 2017 but isn’t too sure. It’s nice to see an old VW evolve over the years.

Submitted by: Derek Doyle

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