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VOLKSWAGEN 1131cc EXPORT/DE LUXE

2-door saloon.

First fully equipped model and first Beetle imported in quantity to Britain, from '53. Hydraulic brakes Spring '50; from October '52 with synchromesh. One-piece oval rear window (April '53) almost invariable on RHD cars. Some folding-top saloons, but early Karmann cabriolets (from'49) and the much prettier Hebmüller two-seater not imported here.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
1131cc (HO4 OHV) 
Configuration:
Rear engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1949 to 1953  
Number produced:
see 1131 Standard