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Old 05-18-2022, 12:46 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
I had a '67 around the same time as the Notchback.
Just remember the Beetle had a different evolutionary timeframe in Brazil, so the local Beetles look older.

Zenith Blue with gray primer rear fenders and a functional sliding metal sun roof.
Considering the Brazilian Beetle had such sunroof as an option only around '65 to '66, after the "Cornowagen" moniker hindered any marketing perspectives, makes me wonder if that option in US-spec Beetles was maybe a surplus. The sunroof fitted to Cornowagens was sourced from Webasto in Germany anyway...

It drew less attention at the time than the Beige Superbeetle does now.
People tend to underappreciate austere econoboxes until they're nearly extinct...
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