DIT 504

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Registration Mark
DIT 504
(a) Type:
Type 1
(b) Year:
(c) Colour:
Manila Green
(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


Glenview Folk Museum, Ballinamore in County Leitrim is where Patrick Lynch saw this gorgeous Beetle on display in July 2022. We have seen photos of this Beetle out and about at local Leitrim shows and we have seen photos from the museum but now that Patrick was there and has taken photos, we can add DIT 504 to the Beetle.ie Census. The Manila Green (L63Y) Beetle looks to have been restored to a very high level and was accessorised with wide chrome steel wheels, T25 chrome hubcaps and rear crescent vents with aluminium trim.

Having left the Dublin assembly plant, MDL, on the Naas Road on January 25th 1977, this Beetle was delivered to Brady’s of Arva. It didn’t sit around too long in Brady’s showroom as it was sold and registered on February 7th 1977 to its Leitrim owner, hence the IT registration number.

This Beetle has been done to such a high standard that it would look equally as good back on display in Brady’s showroom in Arva many years after it first sat there, but I think you will agree that this 1200 Beetle Deluxe has found the perfect home in Glenview Folk Museum.

If you’re in the area, why not check out the Glenview Folk Museum which is in Aghoo, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim and we’re pretty sure you will not be disappointed.

Here’s some information that we have taken from the museum website: “The Glenview Folk Museum is located just outside Ballinamore in Co. Leitrim and is owned and ran by the Kennedy Family. The Museum was set up in the year 2000 as it was identified that Ireland was losing its heritage and true identity. The Kennedys recognised the importance of preserving the past for the future.

The museum consists of many different attractions from old household & farm items to vehicles and a full street scene which has been fully reconstructed to really give you a feel for 1930s Ireland”

Tel: 071 964 4157
Mobile: 087 697 1901


Submitted by: Patrick Lynch

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