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posted on April 23rd, 2011 at 01:56 PM
Original 73 Superbug S colours?


Hi, choosing a colour for my 73 superbug s, but want to stick to original colours. At the moment, she is radar red, but i am thinking a light blue colour. Can anyone give me a link to an australian site with original paint colours on it? or does anyone have knowlegde on what were the original colours?
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posted on April 23rd, 2011 at 03:35 PM



Hi

Is your car a flatscreen ( 71 & 72) or curved screen (73-75) super?

clubvw.org.au used to have them, but they were takene down while a makeover is being done.

From the clubvw.org.au site,

for a 72 model

Antarctica White
Avocado Green
Gemini Blue
Honey Brown
Mustard
Radar Red
Regatta Blue
Wattle

for a 73 model

Antarctica White
Flipper Blue
Grasshopper Green
Kalahari Tan
Mustard
Radar Red
Regatta Blue
Wattle
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posted on April 23rd, 2011 at 04:12 PM



I questioned whether it was a 73 because my windscreen is flat and has a body coloured metal dash. I've come to the conclusion that is must be early 73 before they released the curved windscreen/black vinyl dash type.
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posted on April 23rd, 2011 at 04:33 PM



Steve I think Regatta blue was dropped early 73 for flipper blue, my flpper blue Lbug was 4/73

Regatta blue was a common colour for 70-72, it's pale blue same as flipper blue.

If the dash is painted its before late 72
My 12/72 Sbug had a padded dash and so did another flat screen 72 Sbug I've seen on ebay recently.

The build date month and year will be on the compliance plate in the boot.

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posted on April 23rd, 2011 at 04:38 PM



Hi

There was another blue in 72 as well called Gemini Blue, nice colour.

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posted on April 24th, 2011 at 10:55 AM



Thanks Joel, I just checked.. its 11/72! oops! My rego papers say 1973, and i've got the original purchase receipt and it was purchased in Feb 73. Does this matter in terms of the rego/insurance?
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posted on April 24th, 2011 at 11:39 AM



It would have been sold as a 73 model.
Mines the same its dated 9/74 but is listed as a 75 and was bought new Jan 75

It took a while for them to get from the factory to sold at the dealership.


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