Thanks to one of our members from Norway, Alf sent us some details and pictures of his jeans which at first threw me solely because of the vin, then it all fell into place.
As can be seen with the picture of the production plate the week build is for week 35 day 2 which puts it to 28th August 1973 a week earlier than our present forerunner, but the one on our uk list has a earlier numbered vin.
We now strongly believe that VW Wolfsburg built the chassis's in batches to be sent out to Belgium for assembly, hence why there are gaps in VIN's on our charts, and why the production plate is the most important piece on your beetle, as it gives colour, allocated production date and place on the production line.
So I have a plea for you to check your production plates to see if you have a older one than Alf's
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