65 C 838

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Registration Mark
65 C 838
(a) Type:
Type 1
(b) Year:
(c) Colour:
Metallic Blue
(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 and Beetle Deluxe


This beautiful Beetle is the pride & joy of Keith Barrett in Cork. Keith bought the Beetle in the UK and drove it back. Having never had any knowledge of this car or how it would drive, Keith took the chance and had a fun roadtrip in his new Beetle. After getting his Beetle registered  with a new Cork registration Keith wasted no time in getting behind the wheel covering many happy miles. By 2012/2013 the Beetle was showing a few signs of rust so it was booked into VW Spares in Castledermot for a full restoration. A fresh new coat of the metallic blue colour that the previous owner painted Keith’s Beetle in was laid on as well as new chrome and a mechanical makeover was the order of the day. Due to work commitments, Keith’s Beetle doesn’t get to see as many miles of tarmac as it once did but it’s safe and dry in the new garage that Keith built for his baby at the side of his house. It’s safe to say 65-C-383 will be well minded for many years to come.

Submitted by: Keith Barrett

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