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Get Resto’d Winner #3

Michael Ryan – 1954 Volkswagen “oval” Beetle

The Volkswagen Beetle is a classic car favourite worldwide, so the chance to restore a rare, oval window ’54 model just couldn’t be passed up.

In 1953, the first Volkswagen Beetles reached Australia, with New Zealand receiving the car a year later.  This actual Beetle is believed to be from the first shipment of Beetles sent to New Zealand in 1954.

By the end of the 50’s the Beetle had become so popular down under that it was being manufactured in Australia (rather then assembled from imported CKD kits) and would continue to be produced here until 1968

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