My research on the VW opened up a whole new world of appreciation for our old VW Bug. I wanted to know more about our own classic before I actually got to the restoration proper. I wanted to know was what type of beetle do we really have. It tuned out that this simple question opened up so many interesting answers.
Based on the VW Car Registration alone:
a. 1973 VOLKSWAGEN 2 door sedan.
b. Motor number: AB-813805
c. Serial/Chassis number 11342736
Is my bug a Standard or a Super Beetle?
|Macpherson strut front suspension- Super Beetle|
|Torsion Bar Front end - Standard VW beetle|
|Upright spare tire- Standard Beetle|
|Flat spare tire orientation- Super Beetle|
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My 1973 VW RESTORATION: German vs. Brazilian Bug.