5681 ZI

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Registration Mark
5681 ZI
(a) Type:
Type 1
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(d) Paint code:
Unknown (Non VW)
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(a) Country of origin:
(b) County first reg'd:
(c) Current or last known location:

Model information

1200 Beetle Deluxe


Trev was looking back over some photos recently and remembered this Beetle that had popped up on his laptop. Trev jokingly referred to this Beetle as “Operation transformation” and when you look at the three different sets of photos you will see why. Darren O’Rourke of the Original Irish Aircooled VW Facebook group found the old black and white photo which showed this Beetle back in the day, probably not long after it was assembled on the Naas Road and sol to its Dublin owner.

The photos showing the Beetle wearing a blue coat of paint were from a donedeal ad a number of years ago and Trev believes that the yellow version is the most recent incarnation of this ever evolving Beetle. This is a real rarity for us here on the Beetle.ie Census to find photos showing the same Beetle at three different periods in its life.

Well done to all of its owners over the years as they have all guaranteed that this Beetle stays on the roads.

Thanks to Darren O’Rourke of the Original Irish Facebook group for this photo and all of his ongoing research.

Submitted by: Darren O'Rourke

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