65microdelux
18 years ago
Hey Everyone,I'm new to this forum but have been into VW's for a while I'm currrently in the process of buying a nice Oval window and was wondering if anyone knew how many were actually shipped into the United States as standard beetles. also where can I find info on putting this standard back to original, I'm thinking it still has the original motoor and all. Any help would be great..
One LIFE-Live IT!!
currently own 1965 21 window
I had a 1965 Beetle and a 1982 Rabbit
Soon to have 1956 Oval
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six-o-one
18 years ago
Hi, welcome to the forum.
There's not much info around on standard beetles, but I've found this US site which has some info and a few pictures. The owner of the site might be able to help you with some US specific numbers.

https://www.clik.to/jupitergrey 

Do you have some pictures of your std you could post here?
I have '58 RHD standard in jupiter grey, waiting in line for some major attention!

😎

six-o-one
65microdelux
18 years ago
Thanks for the welcome and quick reply, Will post some pics as soon as the deal is complete.
One LIFE-Live IT!!
currently own 1965 21 window
I had a 1965 Beetle and a 1982 Rabbit
Soon to have 1956 Oval
mrsherbie
18 years ago
Standards seem to be rare birds dont they?! :shock: 😃
Becoming like the speedster of 356's!
"it'll wreck the patina you haven't worked so hard to create" - 50Karmann
six-o-one
18 years ago

Becoming like the speedster of 356's!

"mrsherbie" wrote:



Not quite as quick though! :wink:
pre67vw
17 years ago
Here's another Standard, its a RHD '56...

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Rob Amos
Happiness is a stock VW
six-o-one
17 years ago
That looks like a nice car 😎

Where's that one hiding?
:roll:
pre67vw
17 years ago
its in the UK...
Rob Amos
Happiness is a stock VW
six-o-one
pre67vw
17 years ago
Should be able to track it down from that... :wink:
Rob Amos
Happiness is a stock VW
'50 Karmann
17 years ago
Looks like JM's car to me,come on Rob confirm this, can't be that big a secret.
pre67vw
17 years ago
its obviously no secret... :roll:
Rob Amos
Happiness is a stock VW
six-o-one
17 years ago
Go on, buy it Rob!
You need a propper vintage VW so you can arrive in style at Bad Camberg!! :wink:
pre67vw
17 years ago
nah.. its nice, but the roof doesn't come off :wink:

is it for sale then?
Rob Amos
Happiness is a stock VW
48REME
17 years ago
Apparently, it's not too good mechanically...
He tried to flog that one off to me as part exchange with my 48.
I actually think it's a 55.
vintagevw
17 years ago
The Belgian Importer D'Ieteren modified all the standard beetles in Belgium.
They putted chrome bupmers, chrome headlightrims, chrome doorhandles outside, chrome engine lid handle, front bonnet handle, chrome trim on the rear lights and chrome hubcaps but no side chrome trims they where red or pastel white painted aswell the wheels in same colour.
I've restored one 8 years ago and is in Japan now.  6291.jpg You have insufficient rights to see the content.
Wat is het fijn om lesbisch te zijn!
vintagevw
17 years ago
Another picture when finished.
Jupiter grey!  6292.jpg You have insufficient rights to see the content.
Wat is het fijn om lesbisch te zijn!
48REME
17 years ago
All standard models after 1949 be it German homemarket or export standards like in Belgium, Holland or Switzerland had chromed headlamp rings. :wink: