Volkswagen Beetle Saloon ¡V Brown-beige
on from their models of the 1950 Beetles, Sun Star's models of
the 1953 saloon and cabriolet faithfully replicate the many
changes which the Beetle had undergone. By far the most
noticeable is the replacement of the old two-part rear window,
usually referred to as the Brezelfenster (pretzel-window), by
a new, oval window which was 23% larger.
Internally, the new dashboard had lost its left-hand
glove-box, the remaining glove-box had a lid which was opened
by a push-button and a central ashtray with a small handle was
added to the centre. The indicator was moved to a stalk
mounted on the left side of the
steering column. A Wolfsburg crest was added to centre
of steering wheel. In the engine compartment, the fuel filler
cap had been widened from
and the original, mushroom-shaped air filter had been replaced
by an oil-bath filter.
Externally, the main changes were the addition of a Wolfsburg
crest to the bonnet and a
to the engine cover. The bumpers were now deeper with
overriders, and the
horn had been removed from the front bumper and
concealed in the front wing behind an oval decorative grille.
Quarter-lights with lockable catches had been added to both