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Year Chassis Numbers Description
    still working on early years
1961 3 192 507
to
4 010 994
  1. Sunvisor and grab handles provided for passenger's side
  2. Increased horsepower; from 36 to 40
  3. Automatic choke introduced
  4. Transmission synchronized in all forward speeds
  5. Increased trunk space due to the flatter style gas tank
  6. Transparent "Quick Check" brake fluid reservoir
  7. Pump-type windshield washer
  8. Non-repeat starter switch
1962 4 010 995
to
4 846 835
  1. Sping-loaded hood
  2. Larger taillights
  3. Sliding covers on the outlets
  4. Compressed air windshield washer
  5. Seat belt mounting points added
  6. Gas gauge; formerly reserve fuel tap
1963 4 846 836
to
5 677 118
  1. Leatherette headliner introduced
  2. Wolfsburg hood crest dropped
  3. Foam insulated floor
  4. Fresh air heating
  5. Nylon window guides
1964 5 677 119
to
6 502 399
  1. Crank operated sliding steel sunroof replaces the fabric sunroof
  2. Horn acuated by two thumb buttons
  3. Larger license plate light
  4. Aerated vinyl material replaces nonporous leatherette seat upholstery
1965 115 000 001
to
115 979 200
  1. Windows enlarged; slimmer door and windshield posts.
  2. Heat control levers mounted on tunnel; heater efficiency improved.
  3. Rear seatback converts to platform
  4. Push-button catch on engine lid
  5. Thinner, deeply contoured front seats; increased rear seat knee room
  6. Swivel mounted sun visors
1966 116 000 001
to
116 1 021 298
  1. Increased horsepower (from 40 to 50) and displacement (from 1200cc to 1300cc), number 1300 on engine lid
  2. Ventilating wheel slots; flat hub caps
  3. Headlight dimmer switch mounted on turn signal
  4. Center-dash defroster outlet
  5. Semi-circular horn ring
1967 117 000 001
to
117 844 892
  1. Increased horespower (from 50 to 53) and displacement (from 1300cc to 1500cc)
  2. Single-unit headlights with chrome rim; fender indented
  3. Dual brake system; front and rear operate independently
  4. Back-up lights
  5. Parking light incorporated into front turn signals
  6. Locking buttons on door
  7. 12 Volt electrical system (36 amp battery)
  8. VOLKSWAGEN nameplate on engine lid
1968 118 000 000
to
118 1 016 098
  1. One piece bumpers; bows and overriders eliminated (bumper height raised)
  2. Head restraints combined with front seat backrests
  3. Optional automatic stick shift introduced
  4. External gas filler; spring loaded flap
  5. Front hood air intake louver; push button front hood catch
  6. Fresh air ventilating system
  7. Collapsible steering column
  8. Exhaust emission control system
  9. Flattened door handles with built in trigger release
  10. Back-up light, brake light and rear turn signal in single housing
  11. Certification sticker on door post that vehicle meets federal safety standards
1969 119 00 001
to
119 1 93 704
  1. Rear window defogger and defroster; electric heating wires on inner surface of glass
  2. Double-jointed (IRS) rear axle for improved ride and handling
  3. Warning lights in speedometer identified by letters or symbols
  4. Ignition lock is combined with a locking device for the steering wheel
  5. Gas tank filler neck flap has lock which has a release under the right side of the dash panel
  6. Front hood release is located in the glove compartment
  7. Day/night rear view mirror
  8. Warm air outlets at base of the doors moved rearward; remote control knobs on door columns
1970 11 0 2000001
to
11 0 3096945
  1. Air intake slots on engine lid
  2. Increased horsepower (from 53 to 57) and displacement (from 1500cc to 1600cc)
  3. Enlarged front turn signals (combined with side marker lights)
  4. Reflectors mounted on rear bumper
  5. Tenths of a mile indicator on odometer (also appears on late '69 models)
  6. Head restraints reduced in size
  7. Buzzer sounds when door is opened and key is left in the ignition
  8. Remote control knobs for warm air outlets discontinued
  9. Lock in glove compartment door
  10. Side reflectors built into taillight housing
 


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