MARKYSTEW
2011-01-29T10:54:57Z
My car has a clear needle speedo stamped 6/58 which is incorrect for the car as it was built aug 61, when was the changeover to the solid needle speedo with the black centre?
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Rich Oakley
2011-01-29T11:04:02Z
MARKYSTEW wrote:

My car has a clear needle speedo stamped 6/58 which is incorrect for the car as it was built aug 61, when was the changeover to the solid needle speedo with the black centre?



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47 Beetle, 56 UK Karmann Cabriolet, 56 UK Beetle, 57 UK Type 2, 59 UK Beetle, 66 UK Fastback.
MARKYSTEW
2011-01-29T11:15:09Z
Thankyou Rich
Another part to get then:roll:
Benjamin
2011-01-29T11:45:26Z
Rich,

What is the story with Trip Speedometers?
Were these avalable from VW as an assessory?
Rich Oakley
2011-01-29T14:18:04Z
Benjamin wrote:

Rich,

What is the story with Trip Speedometers?
Were these avalable from VW as an assessory?



Yes Ben,

I think they were available as an option from 1954. There are some Split-era trip speedos around (a very small number), but I think the general concensus is that these very early ones were an aftermarket offering, probably not directly from VW, but this is unclear.

Rich.
47 Beetle, 56 UK Karmann Cabriolet, 56 UK Beetle, 57 UK Type 2, 59 UK Beetle, 66 UK Fastback.
beefykeefy
2011-01-29T17:47:54Z

I have a trip speedo in my 67 - usually makes the perves go weak at the knees :omg:
Benjamin
2011-01-30T14:23:06Z
Nice :thumbup: , Was it fitted from new?

Do you have any photos?

Thanks,

Ben
beefykeefy
2011-01-30T19:15:39Z
Benjamin wrote:

Nice :thumbup: , Was it fitted from new?

Do you have any photos?

Thanks,

Ben



No idea if fitted from new. Looks as though it's never been out from the looks of it bootside; could've been a dealer optional extra.

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Robb
2011-01-30T22:28:50Z
The date is stamped into the casing on the rear. Take a look...
beefykeefy
2011-01-30T23:07:30Z
Robb wrote:

The date is stamped into the casing on the rear. Take a look...



I know, I've seen the date... it says 196*..... the last number is VERY faint. Gonna have a good look soon, as this thread has got my juices flowing :oops:

Presume I'm hoping for a pre-67 date?
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