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RealRides of WNY - 1966 VW

March 23, 2022

RealRides of WNY - 1966 VW


Because it was difficult to tell cars of one model year from the next, when this 1966 Volkswagen 1300 hit the showrooms, VW printed a brochure called “What Year Is It?” which enumerated the cars changes from year to year. The changes for 1966 were listed as:

  • Increased horsepower (from 40 to 50) and displacement (from 1200 to 1300cc)
  • Ventilating wheel slots; flat hub caps
  • Emergency blinker switch
  • Safety locks for front seat back rests
  • Headlight dimmer switch mounted with turn signal
  • Center-dash defroster outlet
  • Semi-circular horn ring

Anybody who owned one back in the day and drove it through WNY winters might be surprised to learn that there was any kind of defroster outlet at all! Lol…

We saw this one back in 2020 at a cruise night at the Big Indian Smoke Shop in Irving.

Jim Corbran, RRofWNY

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