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271 Volkswagen (Type 3) 1600 Notchback (1968)

271 Volkswagen (Type 3) 1600 Notchback (1968)
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Volkswagen 1600 Notchback (1966-73) Engine 1584cc HO4 OHV Production 203046 (Variant production includes 1500 Variant - total 1500, 1500S and 1600 production 1542342 all Type 3)
Registration Number NNB 288 G (Manchester)
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*This car appears to have a non standard engine of 1641cc.

The Volkswagen Type 3 was a compact car , introduced at he 1961 Frankfurt Motor Show, The Type 3 was marketed as the Volkswagen 1500 and later the Volkswagen 1600, in three body styles: two-door Notchback, Fastback and station wagon,(Variant). The Type 3 diversified Volkswagen's product range beyond the existing models – the Type 1 (Beetle), Type 14 Karmann Ghia, Type 2. while retaining their engineering principles, notably the air-cooled engine and the rear-engine, rear-wheel drive layout.
The Type 3 followed the Type 1, utilizing a low-profile version of Volkswagen's rear-engined, 4-cylinder air-cooled engine,
The first of the Series was the 1500, marketed as a better Beetle, the major differances being increased interior space, three body options, round section torsion bars, automatic choke and all syncromesh gearbox but retaining six volt electrics and drum brakes.
Updated in 1963 as the 1500S, the S suffix means an extra carburettor, an extra 9 bhp (54bhp). All S models sold in Britain were to De Luxe specification.
In 1966 the Type 3 was further improved as the 1600, with a new 1584cc engine, front disc brakes and an Fastback model. Originally offered with 6 volt electrics and twin Solex carburettors. 12 volt electrics introduced for 1967, plus electronic fuel injection and an automatic option for 1968 along with dual circuit brakes as standard. McPherson strut front suspension for 1968.

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