According to a book here, beetles were introduced to Oz October '53, but they started assembling CKD at Claydon in June '54. So how long did it take for a beetle to get from Germany to Oz in '54 :?: Yours certainly looks more like an Oz car with that interior but then maybe the cars destined for Oz were slightly different spec ( interior)
If CKD does your car have any odd stamps/markings under the rear of the dash or body? ( my later car did)
Philip wrote this book and this is his site:NZ oval registry
Yes it is NZ so not quite the same, but there is some info on Oz from memory, I gave my copy away to the new owner when I sold my NZ car.
There are a few Oz ovals in uk, but most I have come across have been modified, daily driven and gone downhill fast.
I cant think of any Oz '54's though, they seem to be more 56+.
It will be interesting to see what you find out about it!
Have you found any Oz websites/forums?
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