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Old 06-02-2012, 09:58 PM   #1
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Default 64ALC ABK524A MAS295 VIW1958 - 1958 Beetle

Trying to track down as much history as possible on this 1958 Beetle, now under the reg VIW1958 (certificate issued 19/04/2004).

So far I have got..

The birth certificate direct from Germany:


M Codes:
M 134 - Upholstery, Ice Blue or Upholstery, Water Blue/Steel Grey
M 353 - Unknown?

Little info supplied by VOSA 28/03/2009:

Approx first date of first use: 30/12/1960

BIG GAP IN HISTORY

MOT test @ Cobbs Motor Engineers 11/03/2006
Aldershot, Hampshire

MOT test @ Motor-Vation 10/03/2007
Rugby, Warwickshire - MrHorse

MOT test @ Welcombe Garage 15/03/2008
Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire

MOT test @ Old Forge Garage 02/03/2009
Upper Belvedere, Kent - paul_vw

MOT test @ Park Crescent Garage 30/04/2010
Worthing, West Sussex - julian911

SORN 15/05/2011 - FlexMyFoil 58'

MOT test @ Park Crescent Garage 01/09/2011
Worthing, West Sussex - FlexMyFoil 58'

..present day

Can anyone help with any history, knowledge, photo's, press, previous owners MrHorse, pod2, paul_vw, julian911 to name a few.. would be very interested

I have been told the car had sat 3-5 years before pod2 brought it in a really bad way! and restored it.. I have no knowledge of dates/years.. then was sold on to dogznutz/Yogi but no further update from here..

Previously known as Reggie, His right honourable Reginald Dewesbury

That's all the info I can dig up, please help guys

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How good are the DVLA with history on classic cars? Sent away I nice essay with a few requests, original reg from import, any colour changes, previous owners and locations etc.. Await to hear back

Anyone know anymore on this bug? Not brought the new VolksWorld mag yet but have been told it's in there some where? JC?

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Interesting!

Looking at the DVLA info it appears that you your car was originally sold in Singapore, then imported into the UK in May 1960!

M353 is probably relating to Singapore specifications. Singapore specification was pretty much identical to UK cars, except they came with US-style bumpers as standard.

ABK524A is a DVLA re-issue dating from the 1980's, so the original registration number would have likely been sold off years ago.

Fill out a V888 and send it to the DVLA along with a fiver and they'll send you a full history printout which should tell you a bit more about the cars history - including the original British registration number.

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Diol1/Do...ne/DG_10016794

If you find the original Singaporean registration number I may even have a way to trace it back there
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Thanks for the reply Howard

M353, interesting, not too keen the US spec bumpers so will ride with the blades for now. Any links to the UK spec, if the same?

ABK524A, so not the original plate, won't be after that then!

I've done the V888 and sent of a fiver to the DVLA, cheeky buggers sent it back saying please fill out the form correctly and not "please see attached page" so re-sent it back filled out and with the attachment! Await reply.

Ideally I want the original from birth number plate on the car, how hard is this to do? much leg work/cost involved?

Thanks again,

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Thanks for the reply Howard

M353, interesting, not too keen the US spec bumpers so will ride with the blades for now. Any links to the UK spec, if the same?

ABK524A, so not the original plate, won't be after that then!

I've done the V888 and sent of a fiver to the DVLA, cheeky buggers sent it back saying please fill out the form correctly and not "please see attached page" so re-sent it back filled out and with the attachment! Await reply.

Ideally I want the original from birth number plate on the car, how hard is this to do? much leg work/cost involved?

Thanks again,

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Are you trying to put it back on the original UK plate?

Unfortunately, if it has been sold off (which is likely given that it was on an A-plate), the only way to get it back is to find the current owner and buy it back.. If it hadn't been sold (or is out of use) then you'll be able to get it back on a non-transferable basis.

Finding the original Singapore number is sadly very unlikely, although you might be lucky and find the DVLA stamped it on the British logbook (RF60) when it was imported

Whatever you find, post it on here and I can look them up

The DVLA are a bit fussy about what you send in! They asked me for a utility bill as proof.

A Mango Green car would have had a matching Mango Green interior:

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mmmm mangooo green love it!!!

rare as rocking.. to get that interior in OG

will hold out on the DVLA and see how they get on with my request
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The seats look new! Door panels seem original..
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Still awaiting on the DVLA.. dragging!
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Are you trying to put it back on the original UK plate?

Unfortunately, if it has been sold off (which is likely given that it was on an A-plate), the only way to get it back is to find the current owner and buy it back.. If it hadn't been sold (or is out of use) then you'll be able to get it back on a non-transferable basis.

Finding the original Singapore number is sadly very unlikely, although you might be lucky and find the DVLA stamped it on the British logbook (RF60) when it was imported

Whatever you find, post it on here and I can look them up

The DVLA are a bit fussy about what you send in! They asked me for a utility bill as proof.

A Mango Green car would have had a matching Mango Green interior:

Seen this image on a US site, the interior has been replaced atleast parts of it. I think I read the seat covers had been changed but the door cards were original.
http://www.monkeynutvw.com/gallery/m...?g2_itemId=102

What I would give for an original interior.

FlexMyFoil 58' is yours on the road yet ? I hope to get mine done this summer fingers crossed, then there will be two more mango bugs in West Sussex.
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