8959 ZL

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Registration Mark
8959 ZL
(a) Type:
Type 1
(b) Year:
(c) Colour:
Florida Blue
(d) Paint code:
(e) Engine CCs:


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

Model information

1200 Beetle Deluxe


I have this car since 1990 and have had it restored twice. First in 1995 and then in 2016. The car is 1973 and has a 1977 engine with just over 50k miles. It has disc brakes up front to a bit of extra stopping power. It is used as a daily car on fine days.

Edit: Beetle.ie – Kieran just contacted us to let us know that his Beetle was originally Niagara Blue but he wasn’t overly keen on that shade of blue so when he restored it he opted for Florida Blue which is more often found on later US spec Beetles. That’ll teach me to assume it’s the same shade of blue it left the factory with! Florida Blue is a gorgeous shade of blue especially in the sunshine. Great choice Kieran.

Thanks for submitting your Beetle. We love that you’ve kept the original look. Beetle.ie

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