ZS 6028

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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
ZS 6028
(a) Type:
Type 1
(b) Year:
(c) Colour:
Orange & White
(d) Paint code:
(e) Engine CCs:


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

Model information

1300 Beetle Deluxe


This 1970 1300 Beetle was imported into Ireland and registered to its first owner who lived in Dublin back in October 1986. This was the last year of the old registration system so the Beetle was given the next available registration in 1986 which in this case was in the ZS range. Tony Collins is the current owner and he has outlined the history below:

“I bought in June from a girl who lived in Arklow. She owned the car from the 1990s and I know the car since she bought it. I worked on it in my teens. I still have it. It was bought to get a gearbox to convert to straight axle on my Split Panel Van which is in and done. The engine is a single port 1300cc which I am gathering parts to bring it up to 1600 while maintaining the single port. I want the engine in the Split to look period correct. I have since sourced a gearbox and a 1200 engine to put back in the Beetle. I want it rolling again. Plan to do the floorpans, heater channels, A-posts and see how I feel. I’m tempted to convert it into a Beetle van because a Standard 1970 Beetle is not really on my want list. I could be convinced to sell but it’s not really going to make much money.”

UPDATE 20-09-2023: Sometimes we get update photos showing restoration progress and other times we get progress photos showing the other side of classic car ownership; the time the owner has to make a hard call on their project and cut it loose, or in this case, cut it up! Our own Trev is the new owner of sections of this body as he intends to use the gutters on his 1300S project so all is not lost. It may have been too far gone to economically restore but this Beetle did prove to be a great source of roof cuts.

Submitted by: Tony Collins

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