YanRami
2013-07-10T16:57:32Z
Today is Nicolas Carr-Forster's birthday( REME48 ) and to mark the event I am hereby uploading photos of what I consider the most basic beetle ever produced.
Nicolas is a world authority on standard models, but this is a car he knew little or nothing about until today.
It was produced in Brazil and stripped of everything to keep costs down.
Known as the 'Pé de Boi' it was only available in 2 colours both of which I am presenting here. Light Grey and Pastel Blue.
So basic was this model that it had neither glove box door nor indicators, so an arm out of the window was the way forward when turning corners.
I would like to thank my old South American friend Dario Faria for these recent photos of a VW model I have always been fond of.
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The cream is the Heb, and you know it.
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JD
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2013-07-10T19:40:04Z
Wow...basic! Legal requirement defying stuff.
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Kev
2013-07-10T21:28:31Z
Happy Birthday Nicolas :beer:

Great pics Yan but is the indicator thing a wind up ? :d

Kev
Rich Oakley
2013-07-11T17:59:31Z
Belated happy birthday Nicolas!

Great car Yan. I have some pics of another one of these somewhere.
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48REME
2013-07-15T13:11:01Z
Thank you for the kind greetings and thanks Yan for posting these pics! What an amazing type of car, with its smooth dash panel lacking the grille, the glove box with no door and the screwed-on cardboard door panels! If they had been made just a few years before, in the age of semaphores, I'd definitely consider trading mine for one of these....that is....if any can still be found?! You're not likely to come across one of these in Hessisch Oldendorf or Bad Camberg lol
lifeintheslowlane
2013-07-15T19:26:35Z
48REME wrote:

Thank you for the kind greetings and thanks Yan for posting these pics! What an amazing type of car, with its smooth dash panel lacking the grille, the glove box with no door and the screwed-on cardboard door panels! If they had been made just a few years before, in the age of semaphores, I'd definitely consider trading mine for one of these....that is....if any can still be found?! You're not likely to come across one of these in Hessisch Oldendorf or Bad Camberg lol



I would imagine they can still be found in Brazil...I too have pictures of one and some detailed ones but they seem to have been lost in a computer melt-down a couple of years ago. I can ask my contact to send them again if you'd like to see them. One word of caution...bargains are hard to find in Brazil these days.

John.
YanRami
2013-07-16T14:05:48Z
No, the indicator thing is not a wind up Kevin. See the period dash photo hereby attached.
That's the only reason there are window winders, so you can stick an arm out.
No fuel gauge here either. The car came with a wooden stick instead.
YanRami attached the following image(s):

The cream is the Heb, and you know it.
Old Blue
2013-07-20T12:19:21Z
Doesn't make sense. Although it has a full rear lamp casing, they didn't fit the front indicator housings and finish the job. What sort of saving is there in that, especially when you see that the steering wheel is not the most basic available with its francy horn ring. Old Blue my '68 has the rock bottom black plastic affair with just a basic centre black horn push.
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YanRami
2013-07-31T16:23:07Z
I'm not sure why it doesn't make sense, what else could they have fitted at the rear? Admittedly the horn ring is the one fancy thing on the car but so mass produced in South America that it probably worked out cheaper than ordering newly designed simple horn buttons.
Here are photos from 4-Rodas magazine. As Nicolas points out, the hubcaps do carry the traditional logo even though it isn't clear on many of these photos.
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The cream is the Heb, and you know it.
YanRami
2014-10-21T14:28:36Z
Here is the brochure, to complete the story of this very unique VW.
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The cream is the Heb, and you know it.
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