I also have a 61 Beetle - with the bigger 62 tail lights, apparently is it completley stock and the tail lights are of vintage. Any help to determine if this is a hybrid changeover with VW? The car was produced in Feb 61, can't imagine why someone would change the lights to 62? I don't want to change the lights to a 61 if it was delivered this way. Any other stories of the same situation?
The car was sold in Canada and I am now the 3rd owner. thx
Here's an interesting statement from a topic I found on the Beetle Conv history.
1961 - Changes in May brought a combined tail-brake-directional lights in a two section design. July brought a gas guage, and November brought a conical gearshift with a small knob.
And the link https://personal.cfw.com/~ctvert/story.htm
It refers to the larger tail lights in May of 61?