640 HRI

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Registration Mark
640 HRI
(a) Type:
Type 1
(b) Year:
(c) Colour:
Brilliant Orange
(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

1200N Base Model Beetle


We have Aidan Brosnan to thank for submitting this photo. Aidan spotted this Beetle in Bray, County Wicklow back in May 2019 and thought it should be on the Beetle.ie Census.

It’s a 1973 1200N or Base Model Beetle, finished in Brilliant Orange (L20B) that was imported into Ireland in 1974. It was registered in Dublin on November 18th 1974.

Our very own Trevor was able to add to the story by telling us that in May 2018 when the Beetle was parked in Greystones, County Wicklow, all of the windows were smashed by vandals. The next day Emilio’s Beetles replaced all of the glass for the owner who has had his Beetle for over 15 years. The Beetle is his daily driver so it’s great that he was able to get back on the road so quickly and with minimal fuss. Long may this owner enjoy his daily driver Beetle.

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