Friday, June 15, 2007

The Wolfsburg Crest

Herbie didn't have a visible Wolfsburg Crest, however, some of the cars that were made into Herbies started life having one.

Sometime during 1963 (mid year) they stopped including the crest and lengthened the chrome strip to go closer to the handle.  The Wolfsburg crest, which is just above the hood handle is shown here:
Wolfsburg Crest Picture

You can see in this picture of Herbie #2 from the first movie, it has the shorter chrome strip indicating it originally had the crest.

1 comment:

Boo Long said...

The loss of the badge wasn't a mid-year change. (VW changes rarely were) It occurred in the annual model year changes of August 1962. (the 1963 model)