Trailside Classic/QOTD: What Year VW Is This? And What Engine Is This?

Since we’ve all enlivened our VW Beetle memory banks a bit yesterday, let’s take a look at this one out in the boonies I found. It’s a bit worse for wear, but all the evidence is there to be able to pin it down right to the year. And a good year it was.

And for those of you not well versed in these details or just entomophobic, there was also a water cooled engine block sitting nearby; it’s at the end of the post. I wonder if it had been swapped into the Beetle, as its motor is missing.


Here’s the engine block:

Bonus points for correctly guessing both!