Date the Beetles
|Turn signals atop the fenders probably identify this Matanzas gold Bug as a pre-1975 model.|
VOLKSWAGEN Beetles, as mentioned, are plentiful in Cuba (as they are in many countries). I'm thinking the Beetles, or VW Type 1s, I've come across on the island are all from the 1970s, but as to their specific years, or place of origin, I can't be sure. Any experts care to weigh in?
|Decklid vent pattern allows us to narrow the year of this Beetle to '70 or '71.|
|At least for Beetles sold in Europe and North America, the signal lamps moved to the front bumper in 1975.|
|Another puzzler, with turn signals in the bumper AND on the fenders. And here again, the doors appear to be lifted from a different body series.|