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It's at times like these that I really lament the demise of the classic Volkswagen Beetle. Plus, mad props to the software development humorist who got that vanity plate. Found via reddit.

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seichorn
seichorn

This brings me back to 1971 when in the AirForce, I painted a friend's VW purple inside the motor pool building. The car came out looking great, BUT, I didn't notice the overspray on all the other vehicles. You couldn't see it inside, but outside they all had this really cool purple haze to them. Didn't go over too well!

lebadbob
lebadbob

So now that TR has published the photo, is it a "Documented Feature?"

OH Smeg
OH Smeg

That isn't a Beetle it's a Super Bug. It's one of the late model ones and VW moved away from the Beetle to the Super Bug before the finial demise of the beasts. Instead of having Torsion Bars as a front suspension this has McPherson Struts and other new things that made it cheaper to make and weaker as well. Col

BFilmFan
BFilmFan

We need more funny license plates! Plus we need more Bugs on teh road, as most of the auto makers love to make the same thing and just put a different name on it.

techrepublic
techrepublic

I saw one plate that was NCC 1701. Since that configuration is a standard one for Colorado (three letters, four numbers), it wasn't a vanity plate -- it must've been assigned. Nothing about the car indicated that the owner was even remotely aware of his plate's significance. :(

sandy
sandy

:-) After 22 years in Software QA, that's the best bug report I've ever seen!

jmgarvin
jmgarvin

It looks like a Super Beetle trunk lid, but the tail lights, fenders, and sit of the tires makes me think it's a late 60's early 70's plain ol' Bug.

DadsPad
DadsPad

No. I drove a bug in college, an very old bug, 1956. It had 36 HP, in the hills of North Georgia, On the Expressway, I could do 70 downhill and be at 45 on the next hill top. :D It was a solid car and reliable, and did it's purpose while in college, but do not want another.

OH Smeg
OH Smeg

Are from a Super Bug which will be late 70's early 80's constructed in Mexico. :D Col

jmgarvin
jmgarvin

I love driving around in my Bug, but I tend to only drive it when it is nice outside or when I feel the need for no speed.... ;-)

jmgarvin
jmgarvin

I've still got the stock 1600cc with the crappy gear box...man 44hp, is just 30hp too few ;-)

OH Smeg
OH Smeg

The Super Bugs came with several different Tail Lights but Boot Lids & Number Plate Lights where always the give away and the Bumpers as well. The earlier ones had overrider's on them unlike the latter ones which where just a single bar. Mind you I have an unfair advantage I have a heavily modified 65 Beetle with Disc brakes all round Sway Away Suspension products fitter everywhere and a slight amount of modifications performed on the otherwise Stock 1600 motor. Honest it's almost [b]Stock[/b] with only a slight increase in swept volume from 1600 cc's to 2500 cc's. :D Of course the 5 speed gearbox and heavy modifications allow it to go a bit faster than the stock units as well and I do drive it quite a bit only thing I have to change tires when it rains. I have to go back to the narrow ones so that there is enough weight to disperse the water from under the tires. But it's certainly fun to drive. :^0 Col

jmgarvin
jmgarvin

I thought all the Super Beetles came with the multicolored tail lights... The more you know I guess :-)