1964 Volkswagen 1500 TS Squareback Wagon.

March 15, 2011

8 comments




8 comments:

angyl_roper said...

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ben said...

Epic badges, but I'd never guess they were designed for the same car. That second one is way modern.

Everything about this car is delightful. What a cozy, sleepy looking, little cartoon character.

Anonymous said...

Yup, if it is a 64, it has later fenders on it (turn signals are later model). TS is not a model designation, that's an aftermarket badge.

John said...

TS is a symbol for thesamba.com

Anonymous said...

And a roof rack, cool. That's quite rare on Variants.

"1500" or "1500N" with a single carburator and "1500S" with double, 45 vs. 54HP.

According to some sources both were available in 1964, up to 1965, when 12V electrics were introduces and "S" vanished, to be raplaced with 1600cc engine and "1500N" was relabeled as "1500A"

tony said...

i don't think we've received so much helpful input on a single post before.

...so what year might it be?

Anonymous said...

OK, I've got a '66 so I know a little about this car, it's pretty rare bird! '64 or '65 is about right, due to the wrap-around front markers. First year Type 3's sold in the US was '66, so this car is either from Canada or Europe. Lot's of GI's were bringing cars back for the years before they sold here. The TS isn't aftermarket nor does it stand for "The Samba". This is a bastard export model designation, mixing standard package options. I guess that means it was probably imported to Canada originally. "S" models where indeed dual carb, but 12V started in '67. First year in US were all the bigger 1600 motor w/ dual carbs but the "S" was dropped. So was the model name "1500" or "1600", just called "Squareback" here (no logo/badge)

Boo Long said...

This one looks to be either a 1500S fitted with later brakes and wheels or a 1600L fitted with 1500 tailgate and/or badges....
August 1965 saw the 1500S and 1500N replaced with the 1600L and 1500A respectively. These got 4-bolt wheels and disc brakes which this car has fitted... Old 1500S/N had 5-bolt wheels and all round drums.
The 1500N or 1500A would have less chrome, fixed rear side windows, round front indicators, flatter tail light lenses etc.