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1973 Volkswagen Super Beetle Baja Edition [Typ 1]

1973 Volkswagen Super Beetle [Typ 1] in Kojak, TV Series, 1973-1978 IMDB Ep. 1.20

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: DE — Made for: USA

1973 Volkswagen Super Beetle Baja Edition [Typ 1]

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sixcyl FR

2009-12-31 16:26

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Ep.1.20 "Mojo"

I add this one because it might be an interesting specific version for US market? If not, I'll merge it to another one already listed.

130rapid PL

2009-12-31 16:45

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sixcyl wrote I add this one because it might be an interesting specific version for US market? If not, I'll merge it to another one already listed.


You're right. 1972 1302S Baja. US market special edition. Pity, original wheels covers disappeared.

http://www.sebeetles.com/baja.htm

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DynaMike NL

2009-12-31 21:12

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In USA not 1302 but Super Beetle :)

rjluna2 US

2009-12-31 21:18

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Does it look like larger taillight? It might be 1973/74 version...

DynaMike NL

2009-12-31 21:20

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It does indeed look like the (European 1303) larger taillights. Good spot!

tore-40 NO

2013-01-15 12:49

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Also seen here /vehicle_89477-Checker-Marathon.html

tore-40 NO

2013-01-15 18:29

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Is this really a model, Baja was a US dealer installed package?

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blue_thunder AT

2013-01-17 12:46

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Ep 3.02 (a regular version)
[Image: i529780.jpg]

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ingo DE

2013-01-17 12:56

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"Baja" was a buggy-like conversion Link to "www.google.de" from an US-company with the same name. There were different versions available, the Baja-typical nose-panel was the smallest choice.

blue_thunder AT

2013-01-17 13:07

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@ ingo: Thanks for that info, so is the main pic a Baja?

ingo DE

2013-01-17 13:13

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As 130rapid wrote, this specific "Baja" was a special edition for the US-market (as for example "Weltmeister", "Gelb-Schwarzer Renner", etc.), so not to mix up with the buggy-conversions of the independend company "Baja"

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blue_thunder AT

2013-01-17 13:17

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^ Thank you. Totaly confused. So can we delete "Baja" in the name as it's just a trimline and we merged all '73 together?

ingo DE

2013-01-17 13:31

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Yes, here it's only a trim-line -but a very rare one.

If you want to put all 1973-Typ1 together, you have to be careful, as besides the Super Beetle (1303) the Sedan (1300) was also on the US-market.

blue_thunder AT

2013-01-17 13:41

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^ Don't worry, just the Super Beetle. There aren't that much anyway for '73.

tore-40 NO

2013-01-17 19:10

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If the 'Baja' as well as the 'Sports Bug' in this series should be merged they will not be searchable, will they? As they are not standard editions, they should have their own entries, or else this information may be lost.

rjluna2 US

2013-01-17 19:13

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True, tore-40 :think:

130rapid PL

2013-01-17 22:16

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Another visible Ep 1.01
[Image: 101a.jpg]

blue_thunder AT

2013-01-17 22:18

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tore-40 wrote If the 'Baja' as well as the 'Sports Bug' in this series should be merged they will not be searchable, will they? As they are not standard editions, they should have their own entries, or else this information may be lost.


OK, so should the thumbnailed yellow regular Super Beetle get it's own page?

tore-40 NO

2013-01-17 22:52

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Well, since Antoine is the head of this site, I guess it's up to him or the board of admins to make the guidelines.....

What should be observed is that you (we) risk losing valuable info if special editions are merged with regular versions.

This yellow one you refer to is (by now, at least) no special edition. So yes, I think it should be listed at it's own - together with later finds. Even if it will increase the number of entries. Let's see what the comments will give.

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Sandie SX

2013-01-17 23:08

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I think I already posted this, maybe the comment was accidentally deleted, but I think that we should keep the rare versions and leave the 'nothing special' model re-grouped here, but as you say lets wait to see other comments.

dsl SX

2013-01-17 23:15

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As a non-Beeetle-ist looking on from outside the debate, my comment would be that the Baja deserves its own page as an unusual and interesting special version and that for easier searching and retrieval it should have Baja in the title (not just Added Info), even if it is only a dealer-applied stickers-and-accessories job. Its rarity and story justify such an unusual emphasis. The Sports Bug probably deserve its own page too, for similar reasons. imcdb is increasingly capable of being used as a reference tool for pictures and knowledge/info (via the comments) so let's make the routes in as clearly signposted as possible for folk who may not know how to use the subtleties of the search page.

tore-40 NO

2013-01-17 23:41

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@dsl: I totally agree, this was my point. But this is not just a Beetle-issue, it goes for all other special editions as well- take the Ford F-150s, the Camaros or Mercedes - some already have their Special Editions listed. It would make a search for a specific model easier - but also increase the number of vehicles on the site.

For this one, it could be listed as Volkswagen Baja Beetle Super Beetle, while the Sport could be listed under Volkswagen Sport Beetle Super Beetle or the Super Beetle could very well be omitted.

A search for either 'Baja' or 'Super Beetle' should include this one in the result, though.

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dsl SX

2013-01-18 00:43

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tore-40 wrote .. this is not just a Beetle-issue, it goes for all other special editions as well- take the Ford F-150s, the Camaros or Mercedes - some already have their Special Editions listed.

We are very varied in how we treat these separations, but that may be inevitable. Something I've found useful when sorting through big batches of unseparated models is that by splitting them up into edition/version batches and then having a nice little group to compare, you get a much better feel for what the edition actually is, whether it evolved during its lifetime, and whether there were sub-variants. As a result my knowledge of - for instance Minis - has developed, and therefore the content of the database improved as some IDs could be corrected/tightened/refined. I'd guess many of those folk who've done the F150s or Camaros - or Mustangs or Range Rovers or whatever else - would have found something similar. Keeping things hidden breeds inconsistency - having them out in the open is far easier to co-ordinate. The variation in treatment may just be a reflection that we have experts for some cars but not others, and that the expert(s) can take a value judgement that a version is significant/interesting/rare enough for emphasis (and perhaps that others are not - for instance our Cortinas are balanced between significant versions with their own groups and lesser ones in extra info). It's often a subjective balance, but the flexibility is solidly based.

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blue_thunder AT

2013-01-18 13:17

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^ OK, regular version get it's own entry.

rjluna2 US

2013-01-18 16:21

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tore-40 wrote @dsl: I totally agree, this was my point. But this is not just a Beetle-issue, it goes for all other special editions as well- take the Ford F-150s, the Camaros or Mercedes - some already have their Special Editions listed. It would make a search for a specific model easier - but also increase the number of vehicles on the site.


I agree with you 100%, tore-40 :beer:

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