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Florentino's 1975 Super Beetle

I have owned my Super Beetle since December 21st, 1977. My father bought me this car as a gift at the local VW dealer from the chef mechanic on the island of Aruba in the Caribbean. The car was only 2 years old at that time. It's an Export Deluxe 1303S Model from the German factory and I still have all of the papers from the car with the signature of my father. The VW was exported to the New York harbor in 1975 and then it was shipped off to Aruba. There were only two 1975 Super Beetles in Aruba at that time, a white one and mine finished in Senegal Red. The birth date of my Super Beetle is listed as November 19th 1974 as it is written on its birth certificate from the Automuseum Volkswagen in Wolfsburg Germany. In October of 1981 I shipped the car to the Netherlands where I now live. A complete restoration was done on the car in Amsterdam, the Netherlands in 1996. I've had my Volkswagen since 1977 and the original engine and original gearbox are still in good working condition. To this date the engine have never been overhauled and it the same original engine that came in my Super Beetle when it was born in November 1974. December 2018 will make 41 years with my VW and still love as much as the day I got it!

Florentino Paulina

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