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1969 Volkswagen 1600 Variant A [Typ 36]

1969 Volkswagen 1600 Variant [Typ 36] in S°ring nordover, Documentary, 1976

Class: Cars, Wagon — Model origin: DE

1969 Volkswagen 1600 Variant A [Typ 36]

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electra225 IT

2011-12-25 18:16

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or a 1964+ VW 1500 S Variant !

ingo DE

2011-12-25 19:32

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I would say, it's a 1969-only MY. Shortnose, but already the new wheels. So this is a 1600 Variant, too. What a plate does it has? Norwegian? In Sweden they had a similar nationality-sticker (in Germany these stickers always have a black line around), but in 1976 in S they already had the new plate-system and not the smaller, pre-1972 plastic-plates any more. How long were the old versions allowed to use?

B°-Viks NO

2011-12-26 13:15

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Pretty sure it has norwegian plates pre april 1971. In norway they didnt change to new plates unless it changed owner or the owner wanted new plates. If you have a car older than 1971 you can use old style regplates in Norway.

truckface NO

2011-12-26 21:31

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Station wagon with the engine in the rear... So, if the car breaks down, one would have to throw out all the luggage first. Major design flaw!

B°-Viks NO

2011-12-27 16:53

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You could have your luggage in luggagecompartment in front, so it would not fly around and kill if your in an accident. Major design advantage :P

ingo DE

2011-12-27 20:33

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B°-Viks wrote You could have your luggage in luggagecompartment in front, so it would not fly around and kill if your in an accident.

But the disadvantage shouldn't be ignored
(for better understanding: Link to "passaratti.fusseltuning.de" )
- the space is small and flat, so not usable for the most standard-sized bigger suitcases
- not usable for other even normal sized good (in the Beetle, except 1302 and 1303, you cannot even place a standard http://www.getraenke030.de/images/product_images/popup_images/163_1.jpg :/ )
- the spare tire makes the luggage stinking for rubber
- the fuel tanks " " " " " fuel
- the window cleaner-tank " " " " " window cleaner (worst: spritus)

Though my father bought his first real car, a 1973 Passat, when I was 7 year old, I still remember these idiotic problems, we had with the previous 1968 VW 1300 :p

truckface NO

2011-12-28 15:38

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B°-Viks wrote You could have your luggage in luggagecompartment in front.

Then why would anyone need a 1600 Variant or any other station wagon, for that matter? Extra space for thin air? And unless one is hauling styrofoam, the Variant would be a tad back heavy ...Because of the added weight of the engine. ;)

-- Last edit: 2011-12-29 00:24:49

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