VOLKSWAGEN 1131cc EXPORT/DE LUXE
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.