TIO 866

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Registration Mark
TIO 866
(a) Type:
Type 1
(b) Year:
(c) Colour:
Forest Green
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(a) Country of origin:
(b) County first reg'd:
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Model information



A long standing regular of the Irish aircooled scene, Brian’s Kildare reg 1973 1300 Beetle has been with him since June 2001. Originally sold from Maxwell’s in Athy, Brian bought it from Ashbourne, Co. Meath and shortly afterwards had it restored in Sligo. It has been maintained in stock specification and in the original colour of Forest Green (open to correction!). Brian mentioned it can be seen from the log book that one of the previous owners held onto it for 19 years. I think Brian will exceed that easily in years to come.

I (Trevor) sold Brian a 1300 twin port engine back in 2004ish for TIO, part of the deal was that Brian would drive the Beetle to my dad’s garage in Kilkenny one Saturday morning, we’d remove his engine, fit mine and he’d drive home. Grand, easy couple of hours we thought! Well the couple of hours passed by and I think it was 9PM that night before Brian hit the road for home! He removed the passenger seat from the car and we lifted his old engine into the floor on that side for the journey home! As far as I know, that engine I sold him is still going strong and in regular use!

additional photo of TIO866 added from Terenure Show, 2003

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