KZU 222

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Registration Mark
KZU 222
(a) Type:
Type 4
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(c) Colour:
Toga White
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Model information

Type 4 411


Not every entry on the Census has to be an old photograph as this entry proves. Gerry Barrett submitted this ad for a VW Type 4 411 in a 1970 Motoring Life he picked up in Charleville. The ad’s wording is of the time and certainly gave me a giggle, especially the four feet of air cushion!

£1,225.00 Volkswagen 411. One owner (demonstrator). 9,400 miles. 1969. Unmarked. The 411 is the most carefully made, mass-produced car in the world. The longest-legged. The strongest. The least stressed. KZU-222 has hardly been warmed up yet. Beneath that bulging nose there is an enormous luggage space. One of the advantages of current VW ownership is the controlled-cost service, so the 411 could also be – over a long period – the cheapest car in the world to maintain. Note the peculiar pedal angles: the vast range of adjustable seat positions, with their unique lumbar pads. Auxiliary petrol-burning heater. Four-doors (VW’s first). Modest performance 85MPH. 26MPG. And remember: you have a 4 ft long “air cushion” safety factor in front of you wherever you go! 

Submitted by: Gerry Barrett

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