5723 ZB

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Registration Mark
5723 ZB
(a) Type:
Type 1
(b) Year:
(c) Colour:
Pink (Originally Lofoten Green)
(d) Paint code:
Non VW (Originally L61H)
(e) Engine CCs:


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

Model information

1200 Beetle Deluxe


From Lofoten Green (L61H) to pink in 18 years!

This 1200 Beetle Deluxe rolled off the Irish assembly line in 1976, headed to Chris O’Mahony’s VW dealership in Cork to be sold. The new owner took the keys to their Lofoten Green Beetle in February 1976 and proudly drove it home. Fast forward to the summer of 1994 and 5723 ZB pulls into the Two-Mile Inn, Limerick to attend the 1994 Beetles Reunion looking nothing like it did when it was sitting in Chris O’Mahony’s showroom. The most obvious is the colour change but the chrome bumpers were replaced with metal ones painted black, as has the side and bonnet trim. The wheels have been painted white. It was a car built for fun and was full of people all day who sheltered from the rain.

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