Surprisingly, the Camper was not registered until October 1974, with an 'N' year plate.
However, now the UK Government has withdrawn the free tax concession for vehicles manufactured after December 31st 1972, it won't save me the tax after all.
There may be a rational explanation, but it may be a 'wrong-un'.
Return to VW Type 3 & 4 Club homepage This is found on the front panel by the engine cover lock, or on the inner wing. Recent models seem to have an adhesive sticker instead.
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Cabrios seem to have had chassis numbers allocated before Karmann finished them, so the date of manufacture is later than the chassis indicates. I am a very laid-back man who is also an insatiable adrenaline junkie. work hard, play hard, and can then chill with the best of 'em.If your VW is pre-70 model year (pre-Aug 69), you will not find the production plate, and you will have to contact one of the addresses above, or estimate it from a comparison of chassis numbers. The factory paint code figures for this should be 07 (Brilliant Orange) and 06 (Pastel white) but I see no certain indication of that. I think some numbers on the plate are the factory extras fitted. Mine (1974-model) is in the bottom left-hand corner of the plate; week 43, day 5 (Friday).It has the chassis / VIN number engraved, and the details of load etc.It also has the production codes on it, as found on the production plate.The following vehicles were made before the end of Dec 1972, and qualify for historic vehicle class with free road tax (at the moment!) :- Beetles with chassis number up to 1132438833 (normal) or 1332438833 (Super) Buses up to 2*32102496 (where * is a single digit representing the model type).If this page helps you claim your rightful free tax, I shall be very pleased for you.So now you can work out your car's date of manufacture to within a week or so (and maybe the exact day using a computer calendar or your old diaries!