1962 Volkswagen 1200 Canadian Standard Resurrection

I’ve aquired a 1962 VW 1200 (ie Beetle) – its a reasonably rare Canadian Standard which means its got the following unique features

mall standard headliner
No chrome trim on dash or door panels
No chrome on running boards
No chrome in the window rubbers (body coloured painted vent windows trim)
No interior chrome
Deluxe bumpers
Deluxe body side and hood chrome
No door panel pockets
No fuel gauge but reserve tank and lever
No arm rests
1963 style rear deck lid with "T" handle
Pre-1958 steering column and wheel
Small signal lever
black interior knobs
Dimmer switch on floor
Silverbeige knobs and window cranks
Current engine offerings
No door panel pockets or arm rest
T handle deck lid
Dealer installed gas heater

The Canadian Standards (or Customs) were only sold in Canada. I bought mine as a non-running project car to mess around with. I’m not planning a full restoration since the car is remarkably origional and seems a shame to mess with that. I hope just to get it to driver status. Its got some surface rust but nothing structual. I call it patina.



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