1973 GT Beetle - UK, Republic of Ireland

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Apple Green with VW_1300_S badge
GT Beetle matt black badge GT and 1300 S chrome badges
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Lemmertz GT wheel
Lemon Yellow GT
Boot with spare wheel
Beige interior Owner: Rory O'Donell
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A European 1300 S based model with 1584cc engine, 3.875:1 differential, 4.5J Lemmertz GT wheels, Tomato Red (30M), Lemon Yellow (15M) and Apple Green (46M) paint, black wing beading, front disc brakes, cloth upholstery and interior panels in beige, padded dashboard, 1303 style rear wings and tail-lights. Dealer fitted GT Beetle engine cover badge (either in standard chrome or matt black) and optional chromium sports gear shifter and foot pedal covers. A Kamei tunnel tray was also fitted.

With the 1584cc engine and revised differential the top speed is 85mph with 70mph available in 3rd gear and 45 in second. As the GT is around 100lbs lighter it was faster in a straight line than the 1302 S Super Beetle. GT badge silver

2,500 produced to celebrate 300,000 UK imported units. Of these 2,500 cars 50% were Lemon Yellow, 40% Tomato Red and 10% Apple Green. The only Beetle to be officially badged a 'Beetle'. See also Spring Messenger and Corail.