FZW 147

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WARNING.— The person in whose name this vehicle is displayed may or may not be the current owner of the vehicle. Readers are warned, therefore, that this entry is not proof of ownership.


Registration Mark
FZW 147
(a) Type:
Type 1
(b) Year:
(c) Colour:
Blue (Non VW)
(d) Paint code:
Unknown (Non VW)
(e) Engine CCs:


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

Model information

1200 Beetle Deluxe


We first saw this Beetle when Tsar Sheane’s posted a photo of a Beetle he was doing some welding on back in August 2017. In conversation with Tsar recently I asked what became of that Beetle and I was delighted when Tsar sent me the following photos and update.

The Beetle was owned at the time of the initial photo by John Walsh in Gorey and still is owned by John. John was looking to have his Beetle ready for his wedding in 2018 and thanks to all the work by Tsar, Ivan Tsar and Mills Autobody, John’s Beetle made it to the church on time.

Mills Autobody in Inch, County Wexford did a tremendous job on this Beetle, having unearthed a massive amount of hidden horrors along the way. “Wedding Beetle finished and made it to the church. It’s come a long way from what it looked like when it first rolled into the bodyshop. The things we found in this car, expanding foam in the heater channels, quality street tin glued into the front panel and a length of 2 by 1 in the inside of the quarter….”

This Beetle has had a major transformation from the wreck it was. It’s great to see projects being restored and staying with their owners who clearly love their Bug. Well done Mr & Mrs Walsh!

Why not check out Mills Autobody & Paint on Instagram to see some of the classic cars they have painted and maybe talk to them about getting your classic painted.

Submitted by: John Walsh

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