IT 2989

Home / Vehicles / Type 1 / 1953 / IT 2989

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
IT 2989
(a) Type:
Type 1
(b) Year:
(c) Colour:
(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, 1200 Deluxe, Oval, and Oval Window Beetle


Eanna O’Bhroin sent us these photos of his dad’s first Beetle, a 1953 Oval Window.

Eanna says it was a Leitrim reg (IT2989) and was bought by his father in 1962 from Westward Garage in Strokestown.

He remembers is had Heart taillights, accessory chrome headlight eyebrows and a chrome jet airliner in centre of the bonnet on the chrome strip. Eanna thinks it was originally owned by a doctor in Mohill, County Leitrim.

The main photo shows Eanna’s dad and the second photo shows Eanna and his mam back in 1965 in Ruskey, County Roscommon.

Fabulous photos Eanna – thanks for sharing your family photos with us.


Submitted by: Eanna O'Bhroin

Additional Photos