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Papito

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Can any one please give me advice on how to tell if my 1972 convertible Bug is a "Super"/Deluxe or plain Beetle??? Previous owner had no idea, paper work doesn't say, please help.....
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Look behind the front wheels and see if you see large springs and struts, if you do, it's a super. Also open the trunk lid and see if the spare tire lays flat ot stands up. If it lays flat it's a super, if it stands up it's a standard.

You can also tell just by looking at the front end as the fenders and apron will curve under where a standard is straight.

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Papito

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Great! We have a Super.
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Look behind the front wheels and see if you see large springs and struts, if you do, it's a super. Also open the trunk lid and see if the spare tire lays flat ot stands up. If it lays flat it's a super, if it stands up it's a standard.

You can also tell just by looking at the front end as the fenders and apron will curve under where a standard is straight.

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Yes, that is the easiest way to tell...
spare wheel position...

Many VW Owners cannot tell a superbug from the front...
the bulging bonnet cannot be seen by some people..
also the bottom body line under the front bonnet is quite different
very large curve on the Supers...

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Papito

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Great!
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68autobug

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You have a 1302S Super Beetle

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All convertibles starting with the 1971 model year were Super Beetles ... well, until the Golf/Rabbit convertibles that is 
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