SDI 361

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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
SDI 361
(a) Type:
Type 1
(b) Year:
(c) Colour:
Lofoten Green
(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 Deluxe


I think this Beetle is (not so living) proof that no matter how rotten or how past their sell by date an old VW looks, it can still yield parts and can go on to keep other VWs going.

This Lofoten Green (L61H) Beetle is doing just that. Too far gone to save it was the perfect candidate to use as a donor for Billy Doyle’s custom chop top Beetle project. This Beetle has been supplying the usual mechanical parts you would expect a donor Beetle to offer up but it has also been offering body cuts to Billy as and when he has needed them.

Built in Dublin and then sent to Bannerton’s VW dealership in Ballinasloe, County Galway, this 1200 Beetle Deluxe was then sold to its happy first owner in Roscommon on January 12th 1977.

Our next entry on the Census will be Billy’s chop top custom Beetle project (WZP 996)

Submitted by: Billy Doyle

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