1021 Spotted in Knysna

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Re: 1021 Spotted in Knysna

Post by fig » Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:00 pm

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Re: 1021 Spotted in Knysna

Post by buggyfan » Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:00 pm

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Re: 1021 Spotted in Knysna

Post by fig » Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:02 pm

Pine wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:00 pm
Some interesting info I found on the web, I do not know why the one car has a UK registration number?
VWSA commissioned a UK firm to do the design and prototype work.
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Re: 1021 Spotted in Knysna

Post by buggyfan » Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:12 pm

Found this in John Lemons' book Re:in:car:nation


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Re: 1021 Spotted in Knysna

Post by beetlepower » Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:40 pm

fig wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:41 pm
According to a book I have, there were 3 of them made. 2x station wagons and 1x pick-up.

Note 5 doors:

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Re: 1021 Spotted in Knysna

Post by fig » Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:59 am

beetlepower wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:40 pm
fig wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:41 pm
According to a book I have, there were 3 of them made. 2x station wagons and 1x pick-up.

Note 5 doors:

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The Beetle: The Chronicles of the People's Car, Vol 2 Design and Evolution, by Hans Rudiger Etzold.

In fact Etzold doesn't mention the number of these built. They get a passing mention at the end of a section on ACVW prototypes that never made it into production.
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Re: 1021 Spotted in Knysna

Post by Pine » Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:10 am

retrovan wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:19 pm
Last I spoke to John Lemon, he said that he was involved in the 1021 project

That there where 3 built to completion and he also know who had them.

He also told me why the 3 doors and a few other things, but cannot remember them now, do not want to put misinformation out, but I am sure if you got hold of him he would give you more info to keep here on the forum for future reference

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VW historian Simon Glen from Australia sent me this picture of the same car last week. It was taken 2 - 3 years ago and shows John Lemon writing a note to the owner of the car, offering to buy it. He never got a reply though. The exact location where the picture was taken is unknown, but it could also have been in Knysna.
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