EIY 347

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Registration Mark
EIY 347
(a) Type:
Type 1
(b) Year:
(c) Colour:
Ruby Red
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(e) Engine CCs:


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

Model information

1200 Beetle Deluxe


It’s not often that we see pre-67 Beetles coming up for sale in Ireland and certainly, not Irish assembled ones as they tended to live a hard life on our old rough roads so when we saw this Beetle for sale we had to look.

This Beetle was assembled in Dublin in 1966, finished in Ruby Red (L456) and was sold new in County Louth. The Beetle travelled a little in its life, making its way to Athlone where it came up for sale in September 2017. The Beetle was then bought by a young VW enthusiast in Arklow, County Wicklow who began the restoration by stripping the car down and ordering the relevant parts that are needed to complete the restoration. Unfortunately, as is often the case, the restoration was not completed and it is being offered for sale (April 2023) as an unfinished project which in some ways isn’t so bad at all because you will see this Beetle stripped down, warts ‘n all!

The car is advertised on Adverts.ie for €2800 including parts to complete.

Submitted by: Philip Ormonde

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