OEI 892

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Registration Mark
OEI 892
(a) Type:
Type 1
(b) Year:
(c) Colour:
Non VW Red (Originally Havana Brown)
(d) Paint code:
Unknown (Originally LD8A)
(e) Engine CCs:


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

Model information

1300 Beetle Deluxe


This Beetle is a 1974 model, a 1300 Beetle Deluxe to be exact. Assembled in Dublin a year before it was actually registered so between sitting on the forecourt for quite some time and the inevitable ‘FOR REG’ that was often written on the engine lid, this Beetle wasn’t registered in Sligo until April 30th 1975.

The shade of red that this Beetle was painted when I photographed it in Tony Cross’ garage in Limerick back in 1994 was not the original colour, Havana Brown (LD8A) takes that honour. I can’t remember what happened that Beetle but if memory serves me correctly, this was broken for parts as the rust had taken hold and any restoration at the time was not going to be financially viable. If that was the case, Tony would have stripped it right down and reused as many of its parts as possible in his customers’ Beetles.

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