VID 869

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Registration Mark
VID 869
(a) Type:
Type 1
(b) Year:
(c) Colour:
Kansas Beige
(d) Paint code:
(e) Engine CCs:


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

Model information

1300 Beetle Deluxe


Assembled in Ireland, this 1300 Beetle Deluxe was given its final inspection in May 1974 before being released to the main dealer responsible for its sale. That dealer was based in Cavan, Brady’s of Cavan to be exact. The Kansas Beige (L91D) Beetle was not registered for the road use until October that year, almost 5 months after leaving MDL. That can mean only two things; that it sat unsold for 5 months or that it was sold and the old reliable FOR REG was written on the engine lid and front bumper to keep things somewhat legit for 5 months. After that, nothing is known of its existence until we spot it in Camvolks in Clane, County Kildare other than it had a replacement 1300cc engine fitted at some point.

For anyone that is not familiar with Camvolks, it was parts and service business that was run by the later George Campbell who, as an individual, was a huge part of the early Volkswagen club scene in Ireland. Camvolks supplied a massive array of new and secondhand parts for your classic Volkswagen and also offered mechanical services like brake overhaul, new clutch fitment, engine servicing and even replacement as well as everything in between. We spotted VID 869 after it had been readied for the road by George in the early 1990s.

Did VID 869 survive to this day? We’re not sure but what we are sure of is that if it did, someone will let us know and allow us to update this listing!

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