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Model information

1200 Beetle, Oval, and Oval Window Beetle


These photos of a Kerry registered 1956 Oval Window Beetle were submitted by Pat O’Flynn from Mallow. Pat grew up on VWs and this is evident in the fact that he’s photographed on the bonnet of his dad’s Oval when he was just 6 months old. If you look at the photo of the Oval from the front you can just make out the wheels of the pram which was stored behind the back seat. Who said you need to buy a people carrier when you have children????

These photos were taken in late 1963, early 1964 so the Oval was close to eight years old but still looking remarkably well which is probably down to the fact that Pat’s father Dave O’Flynn was a fan of VWs and looked after his pride & joy.

Submitted by: Pat O'Flynn

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