VW Type 2 Bay Exhaust Systems

A Short History Of The VW Type 2 'Bay Window' (cont.)

The 1970 model year saw more significant changes take place, the dashboard was no longer body coloured, and was now padded for all markets (previously it had been painted in everywhere except the US, who got padded dashes from the factory) and finished in black.

The dashboard top was changed so it was level across its width, not raised at the steering wheel. Window winder handles and door release handles were now black plastic on all models except the Deluxe. Us market models had the side markers changed from round to square.

1971 saw the introduction of the twinport 1600 as mention above, and also the front disc brakes, necessitating the move from wide 5 (5x205) wheel fitment to 5x112. Exterior wise the rear wheel arches had a larger lip to allow more clearance for the new wheels.

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