" New dash Splits"
From 1/10 -52 To 9/3 -53
"Zwitter", "Late Splits", "Oval dash Splits", "Der Zwitter", "The Bastard",
or just a "puttogetherpiece", anyway the Zwitter has many names.
During that period VW-Verk produced "only" 57928 cars.
The today rare Vw-model with dekorationtrim in the splits together
with some other changes I will try to give a detaild description of below.
First a look at the instructionbook
and a presentation from the salesbrochure.
And a German foldoutinfo!
Date Chassis No Change Comments 01-10-52 1-397023 Aluminiumtrim in splitwindows, new dash, First Zwitter of 31123 cars(-52) . with new startbutton, Speedometer, Ventilationswindow are Indicator switch lever, gloweboxdoor, buttons, missing "hook" !? etc, Wolfsburg emblem in hornbutton, intternal light above left door pillar whitout switch, ventwindows, new inside handles, new knobs,15 wheel rims, 40mm "fueltankfillerneck", Hearttail-lihts, oval horngrills, Broad profile on bumpers, Mouldings anodized Oilbath air filter fitted and "polished" aluminium, decklid, Hoodhandle on some models. new look in aluminium, T-handle on enginelid, The new tankneck intoduced Synchromesh gears on 2,3 and 4 gears, 28 PCI probably earlier ca Chnr 365000 carburettor with axelleration pump, rear wheel Ventilationwindowtrim in aluminiun brakecylinder17,5 mm diameter, fine on cab-models! adjustment on heaterknob, fishbone pattern on cloth, Heating adjustment with L&R. aluminium-moldings on inside doorpanels, Rubber floor mats with press studs, VW emblem with "holes" ", ashtray whithout handle, new rearmirror, new chairs, Cranc operated window 3 ¼ turns, padding in front of engine bay, spare V-belt dropped. 15-10-52 Spare V-belt included in toolkit". ??-11-52 Felt cone airfilter with flame-trap, 01-01-53 1-428147 The first-53 Zwitter of 26805 cars(-53). 02-01-53 1-428157 New typesign 1/11 och1/15 formerly 10/11 och 10/15, oilbath air filter. 15-01-53 1-433397 28 pci carburattor! 21-01-53 1-435509 Valve clerance redused to 0,10mm earlier 0,15. ??-01-53 Smooth "semaphores" Not sure! probably 14-02-53 1-441708 Adjustable door striker plates. first jan -54??? ??-02-53 Bothsided arrow in speedometer. Formerly L/R arrows . 07-03-53 1-454951 The "fueltankfillerneck" 80mm again. 09-03-53 1-454951 Last Zwitter and Split were produced. 10-03-53 1-454952 Ovalbackwindow, handgrip on ashtray, First oval were produced. "polished" trimmouldings.10 watt bulb in interiourlight earlier 5 watt.
The engine number should be between No 1-481713 to 1-551113.
The Cars were delivered in one of these coulours. Pastellgreen Coulor No L-11 Azurblue Coulor No L-36 Blue Coulor No L-31 Castainebrown Coulor No L-73 Sand Coulor No L-90 Black Coulor No L-41 Pearlwhite Coulor No L-87 Fieldgrey ? Coulor No L-243 ? The clothcoulor were of brown or bluetextile with fishbonepattern!? The Cabriolets were often twotonepainted for example Darkbrown/lightbrown. Unfortunately I miss these coulour kombinations and No. Only 831 Cabriolets were produced, so they are rare. Follow links: Steve Mullers Cab. Locked in a time warp. Woffes Zwitter. The history of the 1950 Zwitter !!!!! (or the 100 experimental cars)
Startbutton,the striped ashtrayhandle, the smooth kromed whiperarms,25 hp engine,trippswitch to interior- light and bad situtated brakefluidreservoir were all still on the car hole year of-53.
Click on the Zwitters !
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