7820 ZI

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Registration Mark
7820 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

Beetle Deluxe


Steve Gascoigne sent in this Beetle and also 537 UZC. Both were taken at the same show which was the 2022 Oldcastle Agricultural Show

Steve was visiting his brother in Manchester back in late 2022 so you can imagine his surprise when he saw this photo of Sophie standing beside a Beetle on the fridge door!

It turns out that when Steve’s brother was home during the summer with his wife Sophie, they went to the Oldcastle Agricultural Show and had their photos taken beside these Beetles.

We don’t know who owns this Beetle or 537 UZC but whoever they are, they definitely look after them. This particular Beetle was brought in by MDL as a completely built up Beetle. The then green Beetle was registered in Dublin on May 4th 1973. From our records we know that at some point this Beetle had a set of EMPI 8 style wheels fitted, maybe at the time of the colour change.

Submitted by: Steve Gascoigne

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