The 1952 Beetle: chassis numbers: 313 830 - 428 156 (1) Vent windows added, vent flaps in front-quarter body panels discontinued. (2) Heating control by rotary knob; formerly pull-knob. (3) "T" type rear hood handle introduced, formerly loop-type. (4) Two brake and taillight; formerly one brake and stoplight in center of rear hood. (5) Window crank makes 3.5 turns; formerly 10.5 turns. (6) Glove compartment gets door; formerly open bin. (7) Turn signal control moved to steering wheel from dashboard. (8) 5.60 X 15 inch tires replace 5.00 X 16 tires. (9) 2nd, 3rd, and 4th gears synchronized; formerly crashbox.
The 1951 Beetle: chassis numbers: 220 472 - 313 829 (1) Chrome garnish molding added to windshield. (2) Wolfsburg crest added to front hood above hood handle. (3) Vent flaps added to front-quarter body panels.
The 1949 Beetle: chassis numbers: 138 555 - 220 471 (1) Hydraulic brakes introduced; formerly mechanical brakes. (2) Sunroof introduced. (3) Noise mufflers for heating ducts added. (4) Automatic air cooling by thermostatically controlled throttle ring. (5) Fuel mixture heating device (heat riser) introduced.
The 1949 Beetle: chassis numbers: 91 922 - 138 554 (1) License plate indentation on rear deck dropped. (2) Inside pull cable release for front hood; no lock on hood handle. (3) Solex carburetor introduced as standard equipment. (4) Starting crank hold dropped.
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