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Big Beetle ID : 209 
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Owner or Seen at : Volkszone 18-10-2015 
Registration Number : TCV 681N 
Date Registered : 24 Jan 1974 
Chassis Number : 134 
EngineNumber : AS 
Original Colour : Diamond Silver 97A 1974 Model 
Current Colour :  
Number of Owners :
Location : Redruth, England 
Licensed : SORN 
Date of Liability : 22 Jun 2011 
Extras :  
Date Added : 18 Oct 2015 
Comments : Currently breaking on Volkszone 
Big Beetle ID : 203 
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Owner or Seen at : Chris 
Registration Number : RVN 586N 
Date Registered : 01 Aug 1974 
Chassis Number : 1342537041 
EngineNumber : AS115442 
Original Colour : Diamond Silver 97A 1974 Model 
Current Colour :  
Number of Owners :
Location : England 
Licensed : Unlicensed 
Date of Liability : 01 Aug 1987 
Extras : - Beetle bumper stone card
- VW rubber mats
- VW mud guards 
Date Added : 02 Jan 2014 
Comments : Mileage: 39,000 Miles 
Big Beetle ID : 190 
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Owner or Seen at : For Sale on EBay 15-09-2012 
Registration Number : VRT 868M 
Date Registered : 17 May 1974 
Chassis Number : 134 
EngineNumber : AS 
Original Colour : Diamond Silver 97A 1974 Model 
Current Colour :  
Number of Owners :
Location : Newton Abbot, England 
Licensed : Unlicensed 
Date of Liability : 01 Jul 2007 
Extras :  
Date Added : 15 Sep 2012 
Comments : - Standard non corduroy front seats
- Non super beetle steering wheel

Currently For Sale on EBay 
Big Beetle ID : 187 
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Owner or Seen at : For Sale on EBAY 16-05-2012 
Registration Number : SJG 181N 
Date Registered : 15 Aug 1974 
Chassis Number : 134 
EngineNumber : AS 
Original Colour : Diamond Silver 97A 1974 Model 
Current Colour :  
Number of Owners :
Location : Derbyshire, England 
Licensed : Unlicensed 
Date of Liability : 06 Oct 2011 
Extras :  
Date Added : 17 May 2012 
Comments : Currently For Sale on EBay 
Big Beetle ID : 186 
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Owner or Seen at : For Sale on EBay 03-05-2012 
Registration Number : RAL 41N 
Date Registered : 10 Sep 1974 
Chassis Number : 134 
EngineNumber : AS 
Original Colour : Diamond Silver 97A 1974 Model 
Current Colour :  
Number of Owners :
Location : Billericay, England 
Licensed : Unlicensed 
Date of Liability : 01 Sep 1988 
Extras : - Front Kamei spoiler
- Rear Kamei vent cover 
Date Added : 03 May 2012 
Comments : Currently For Sale on EBay

This is my Vw Beetle, 38 years old ! . I bought it some time ago , It was in a salvage yard ready to be broken for spares ! . All the welding has been done , to a high standard by a well known local VW specialist . It is very original ,I have the original Keys . it came of the road september 1988 and i was told it had sat in a garage all that time . New parts included are , front calipers , rear brakes , genuine headlamps ,running boards (German ) , top mounts , etc . The interior is outstanding , with no rips or or defects . the door cards are perfect never been cut for door speakers . the rear shelf has some discolouring due to sun light . The engine is original but out of the car and is stripped as there was no compression on 1 and 2. 
Big Beetle ID : 153 
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Owner or Seen at : For Sale on EBAY 19-10-2009 
Registration Number : SRL 309N 
Date Registered : 06 Aug 1974 
Chassis Number : 134 
EngineNumber : AS 
Original Colour : Diamond Silver 97A 1974 Model 
Current Colour :  
Number of Owners :
Location : St Austell, England 
Licensed : Licensed 
Date of Liability : 01 Apr 2010 
Extras : - 8 Spoke Alloy wheels 
Date Added : 19 Oct 2009 
Comments : Currently For Sale on EBAY 
Big Beetle ID : 127 
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Owner or Seen at : For Sale on EBAY 23-09-2008 
Registration Number : RKR 961M 
Date Registered : 01 Jun 1974 
Chassis Number : 134 
EngineNumber : AS 
Original Colour : Diamond Silver 97A 1974 Model 
Current Colour : Red/Black 
Number of Owners :
Location : Loughborough, Leicestershire, England 
Licensed : Licensed 
Date of Liability : 01 Oct 2008 
Extras : - Towbar
- Aftermarket Seats 
Date Added : 23 Sep 2008 
Comments : - Former Ladybirds Books Corporate Car
- Red with Black Spots and Ladybird Face on Bonnet
Currently For Sale on EBAY
- Mileage: 69,950 
Big Beetle ID : 118 
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Owner or Seen at : For Sale on EBAY 05-08-2008 
Registration Number : OVO 562M 
Date Registered : 07 Jun 1974 
Chassis Number : 134 
EngineNumber : AS 
Original Colour : Diamond Silver 97A 1974 Model 
Current Colour :  
Number of Owners :
Location : Newton Green, Suffolk, England 
Licensed : SORN 
Date of Liability : 01 Mar 2009 
Extras :  
Date Added : 05 Aug 2008 
Comments : Currently For Sale on EBAY 
Big Beetle ID : 109 
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Owner or Seen at : For Sale on EBAY 24-05-2008 
Registration Number : XGF 408M 
Date Registered : 05 Jun 1974 
Chassis Number : 1342536961 
EngineNumber : AS 
Original Colour : Diamond Silver 97A 1974 Model 
Current Colour :  
Number of Owners :
Location : Longfield, Kent, England 
Licensed : SORN 
Date of Liability : 01 Feb 2009 
Extras : - Unleaded Engine 
Date Added : 24 May 2008 
Comments : My mother bought it from a lady about 6 months ago. It was fully running but had a problem with the fuel pipe which has now been fixed. It has lost all battery power now. That's all the history we know. It has had 6 owners.
Current For Sale on EBAY
- Mileage: 51,841 
Big Beetle ID : 97 
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Owner or Seen at : Oliver McAllister 
Registration Number : WML 690M 
Date Registered : 20 Jun 1974 
Chassis Number : 134 253 27xx 
EngineNumber : AS113980 
Original Colour : Diamond Silver 97A 1974 Model 
Current Colour :  
Number of Owners :
Location : Norwich 
Licensed : Scrapped 
Date of Liability : 11 Aug 2001 
Extras : - Front Fog Lights 
Date Added : 15 Jan 2008 
Comments : I have recently found your site featuring 'big' beetles and wondering if you would be interested to hear about mine, which I eventually had to scrap. I have been interested in beetles since I was a child, and when I was fourteen my father deceided to buy an old beetle which needed work. It was a silver '74 1303s with black stripes, GT wheels, blue cord interior and wood effect dashboard which we found sitting in a barn in Norfolk. The car was taken home on a trailer and spent the next year sitting in our garage until my dad needed the money and he sold it to our nearest Beetle garage. I was heartbroken. Several years later, aged 19, I was driving my first car (an '85 polo) back from work when I saw it coming the other way. After a quick u-turn I managed to find it again in Sainsburys car park. I waited for about 45 minutes while the owner did his shopping and gave him my number and said if he ever wanted to sell it to give me a call. A few months I received a call from the owner who said he wanted to sell it as the MOT was running out. I bought it straight away and took it home only for it fail the MOT spectacularly, mostly on body corrosion. I spent the next year trying to find a garage who was willing to fix it but was told numerous times that it was too far gone. My last chance was my dad's mechanic who said if I bought him a new welder he would sort out the bodywork. He made a start but also had to admit defeat. I deceided the best thing to do was buy a better car and transfer the parts, so in 2001 I bought an '73 1303 which was rough but serviceable. I scrapped the 'big' beetle and used as many of the parts I could, including the bonnet, spare wheel, wing mirrors, bumpers, carpet, silver edged horn push and wood effect dash. Unfortunately the beetle I had bought had US highback seats which were safer and smarter than the faded blue seats so they were scrapped with the car as I had nowhere to store them.

Purchased from Contim Motors (Hillingdon), Hayes, Middlesex on the 25/6/74.

The earliest paperwork I have for it is from November 1982 from Norwich Volkswagen dealership Robinsons. 
Big Beetle ID : 77 
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Owner or Seen at : From Chris, Ian Gibbs 12-04-2013 
Registration Number : VUV 688M 
Date Registered : 03 Jul 1974 
Chassis Number : 1342536979 
EngineNumber : AS115904 
Original Colour : Diamond Silver 97A 1974 Model 
Current Colour :  
Number of Owners :
Location :  
Licensed : Unlicensed 
Date of Liability : 14 Jul 2007 
Extras :  
Date Added : 28 Nov 2007 
Comments : Very early Diamond Silver Big Beetle. Most are on a N plate.

Update 12-04-2012:
As of today i know own what i believe to be a big beetle. it is in poor condition but as i restore beetles as a hobby/ semi professionally this is my next project. - paid 500 for it with a restored chassis/floor pans and lowered springs/ shocks and neoprene new bushes and brakes all round [ oh and 4 off 7x15 inch porsche cookie cutters with excellent perelli p4000's tyres prob worth 250 in thier own right]

I have just finished a MAJOR (8k in parts alone) restro on a 68 1500 beetle ( one of the first 1500's) for a customer so i think this one is a slightly easier task - just new heater channels and two new front 1/4's, a front valence and o/s rear inner wing chassis mount panel - oh and a secondhand front scuttle in front of the windscreen - usual re paint and a re trim out.. !!!
engine to be detailed with the usual blasted and powder coated tin, along with those lovely wheels too - same process. - should be fun
 
Big Beetle ID : 73 
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Owner or Seen at : bvf 04, EBay 20-05-2013 
Registration Number : VBP 674N 
Date Registered : 22 Aug 1974 
Chassis Number : 134 
EngineNumber : AS 
Original Colour : Diamond Silver 97A 1974 Model 
Current Colour :  
Number of Owners :
Location : Neath Port Talbot, England 
Licensed : SORN 
Date of Liability : 01 Jul 2013 
Extras : - 1776cc engine upgrade with twin carburettor 
Date Added : 28 Nov 2007 
Comments : Currently being broken for spares on EBay 
Big Beetle ID : 67 
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Owner or Seen at : Ebay 01-2007, Vzone 26-03-2010, EBay 26-11-2010 EBay 06-12-2012 
Registration Number : UBH 192N 
Date Registered : 12 Aug 1974 
Chassis Number : 134 
EngineNumber : AS 
Original Colour : Diamond Silver 97A 1974 Model 
Current Colour :  
Number of Owners : 10 
Location : Swindon, England 
Licensed : Unlicensed 
Date of Liability : 01 May 2010 
Extras : - Rear Fog Lights 
Date Added : 28 Nov 2007 
Comments : Currently For Sale on EBay

Previously For Sale on EBAY

Previously For Sale on EBAY

Previously For Sale on Volkszone 
Big Beetle ID : 64 
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Owner or Seen at : Chris Driver 
Registration Number : TOE 860N 
Date Registered : 01 Aug 1974 
Chassis Number : 13425327xx 
EngineNumber : AS114251 
Original Colour : Diamond Silver 97A 1974 Model 
Current Colour :  
Number of Owners :
Location : Leicester, England 
Licensed : SORN 
Date of Liability : 01 Apr 2008 
Extras : - Kamei front spoiler
- 32/36 Weber Carb
- Kamei rear engine vent cover 
Date Added : 28 Nov 2007 
Comments : VW Big Beetle Home

History
In 1990 I was on the lookout for my first car. I had for many years wanted a VW Beetle. I spotted one in the paper for 200 and went to have a look at it. It was a 1970 1200 that had been fitted with a 1300 engine. It was on it's last legs. The owner said the only way to get it to start was to pour a little petrol down the carb first. I decided to give it a miss.

A few weeks later after no success in finding a cheap reasonable Beetle my Dad and I decided to go to the local car dealer to look at some 'modern' cars, i.e. Ford Escorts and the like. To my suprise, hidden round the back of the garage was a silver 1303S. Straight away I was hooked although at 1500 is was well out of my budget.

The test drive was interesting. The garage owner kept selecting reverse when we were travelling forward (later found to be a wrongly aligned gear lever base plate). This hadn't put me off and I decided I had to have it. The garage owner said that a girl was ready to buy it but couldn't get the cash.

My parents kindly borrowed the money for me and I paid them back each week over a few years.

First thing I did was to get it up on the ramps. After much prodding and poking it was apparent that the heater channels were on their way out. I bit the bullet and decided to do a full restoration.

Seventeen years later, I still own my Big Beetle. It is now parked up at my parents ready for it's second restoration. My daily driver is now a Silver VW Polo due to the distances I have to travel.

Owners
01. 08/74 - 03/77 (2 Years, 7 Months) Ernest Taylor, Armitage, West Midlands
02. 03/77 - 06/77 (3 Months) JEM Motor Services, Walsall
03. 06/77 - 05/81 (3 Years, 11 Months) John Farmer, Walsall
04. 05/81 - 07/81 (2 Months) Jeanette Farmer, Melton Mowbray
05. 07/81 - 12/84 (3 Years, 5 Months) Michael Richards, Leicester
06. 12/84 - 09/85 (9 Months) David Mills, Leicester
07. 09/85 - 08/89 (3 Years, 11 Months) Roger Foxon, Leicester
08. 08/89 - 03/90 (7 Months) Jonathan Taylor, Leicester
09. 03/90 - 07/91 (1 Year, 3 Months) Amy Jane White, Leicester
10. 07/91 - Present (22 Years, 10 Months) Chris Driver, Leicester 
Big Beetle ID : 61 
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Owner or Seen at : vworldsum2000, EBAY 02-06-2008 
Registration Number : TKK 781N 
Date Registered : 21 Aug 1974 
Chassis Number : 134 
EngineNumber : AS 
Original Colour : Diamond Silver 97A 1974 Model 
Current Colour :  
Number of Owners :
Location : London, England 
Licensed : Unlicensed 
Date of Liability : 10 Jun 2007 
Extras : - Ragtop roof 
Date Added : 28 Nov 2007 
Comments : Currently For Sale on EBAY 
Big Beetle ID : 60 
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Owner or Seen at : Wymes 2006, Stanford Hall 2014 
Registration Number : TJU 236N 
Date Registered : 19 Sep 1974 
Chassis Number : 134 
EngineNumber : AS 
Original Colour : Diamond Silver 97A 1974 Model 
Current Colour :  
Number of Owners :
Location :  
Licensed : Licensed 
Date of Liability : 01 Mar 2015 
Extras :  
Date Added : 28 Nov 2007 
Comments :

Spotted at Stanford Hall 2014 - The car's first owner would like to get in touch with the current owner. Please email me at: admin @ thedriverfamily.co.uk if you are the current owner.

 
Big Beetle ID : 53 
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Owner or Seen at : bristol 2007 
Registration Number : RRU 647N 
Date Registered : 01 Aug 1974 
Chassis Number :  
EngineNumber :  
Original Colour : Diamond Silver 97A 1974 Model 
Current Colour :  
Number of Owners :
Location :  
Licensed : Licensed 
Date of Liability : 01 Sep 2008 
Extras :  
Date Added : 28 Nov 2007 
Comments :  
Big Beetle ID : 39 
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Owner or Seen at : utter 01 
Registration Number : PHC 158M 
Date Registered : 02 Jul 1974 
Chassis Number :  
EngineNumber :  
Original Colour : Diamond Silver 97A 1974 Model 
Current Colour :  
Number of Owners :
Location :  
Licensed : Unlicensed 
Date of Liability : 01 Oct 2005 
Extras :  
Date Added : 28 Nov 2007 
Comments :  
Big Beetle ID : 15 
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Owner or Seen at : EBAY 11/07, EBAY 01/08 
Registration Number : GUB 584N 
Date Registered : 01 Oct 1974 
Chassis Number : 1342537029 
EngineNumber :  
Original Colour : Diamond Silver 97A 1974 Model 
Current Colour :  
Number of Owners :
Location : Whitby, North Yorkshire, England 
Licensed : Unlicensed 
Date of Liability : 26 Sep 2006 
Extras : - Aftermarket alloy wheels
- Kamei engine lid spoiler 
Date Added : 28 Nov 2007 
Comments : Currently for sale for parts on EBAY 
Totals: Licensed = 4, Unlicensed = 9, SORN = 5, Scrapped = 1, Not on DVLA = 0