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VOLKSWAGEN 1500/1500 VARIANT

2-door saloon, estate car.

A 'better Beetle', but is it? Main differences under the skin amount to more room, the option of a proper, car-type wagon, and round-section torsion bars if you care to look underneath. Automatic choke and all-synchro 'box, but still six-volt electrics and drum brakes on these. Plus: it's faster than contemporary Beetle. Minus: it uses more fuel.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
1493cc (HO4 OHV) 
Configuration:
Rear engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1961 to 1965  
Number produced:
738,010/203,046 incl 1600