SRO 187

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Registration Mark
SRO 187
(a) Type:
Type 1
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(a) Country of origin:
United Kingdom
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This was one of the cars that made up a collection owned by Wayne McCarthy, not all at once but a collection none the less. Wayne has bought and sold quite a few show winning VWs over the years and has restored more than one. Although most of his VWs would not have been registered on Irish plates (as they may have been sold back to the UK) they spent a long time on Irish soil making a big contribution to the Irish VW show scene which is why they are included on

This 1954 Ribbed Door Oval Window Beetle was restored and accessorised by one of Wayne’s best mates, Martin Gartlan in the UK. So high was the standard of restoration and the quality of accessories that it not only won countless awards but it was featured in Volksworld Magazine. Of all of Wayne’s VWs, this one is one of, if not my favourite one. Everything was perfect on it, even down to the ESSO logo’d spare tyre. A dream machine for any VW enthusiast.

Submitted by: WayneMcCarthy

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