Guess What Ride 32: VW Beetle Tail Light Sort

GuessWhatRide is the GuysWithRides.com game designed to test your collector car knowledge. Unlike other cars of the period, Volkwagen’s classic Beetle only received six taillight changes in its 30 year U.S. production span between 1949 and 1979. The collage above contains passenger side images of Beetles of those six changes.  However, the question we asked was to sort the tail lights for U.S. Spec Beetles.

We held this contest during the first two weeks of November 2020 with four multiple-choice answers.  While choosing “5, 2, 4, 1, 3, 6” was a good guess selected by 92% of the entrants, the correct answer was “None of the above.” Why? Because Beetles bound for the U.S did not feature amber turn signals until 1973! The ’64 example shown as #4 shows a popular Euro tail light conversion many U.S. owners perform on their Type I.  Of the nine percent who chose the correct response, Adam V.’s email was randomly drawn to win one (1) Sonax Premium Class Carnauba Wax Kit – 200mL Jar with Applicator and Microfiber Cloth – a $70 value courtesy of our friends at Car Care Specialities!

Sonax Wax

If you missed out on entering this contest, keep close tabs on our home page for the next contest we will announce soon!

Contest Rules:

  1. No purchase necessary.
  2. Only one entry per valid e-mail address.
  3. Offer valid only to residents of continental U.S.
  4. Only entries registered via the multiple-choice contact form in this post will be entered into the drawing.
  5. No written replies in either the comments on this website or from Guys With Rides’ social media accounts will be accepted.
  6. On Monday, November 16th Guys With Rides will draw one winner from all of the correct entries.
  7. The winner will be contacted to obtain their snail mail address to have one prize to be determined.
  8. Immediate family and employees of Guys With Rides Exchange LLC, Sonax, or Car Care Specialties, Inc. are not eligible.
9 Comments
  1. Craig Wright

    I currently get your daily newsletter. Very informative.

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    • Anonymous

      This is one of he first emails I open and I never trash it the first time I read it. I usually go back later and give something a deeper look.

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    • Jerry

      I already receive the news letter and look forward to it every morning.

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  2. HARRY VLAVIANOS

    Great , interesting info every day

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  3. Will White

    I started my automotive career with VW, so this was a bit simple for me. Here’s a worthless tidbit of info for beetle fans; what was the only external difference between the 1968 and 1969 Bug?

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    • Guys with Rides

      @Will Hite – is ’69 the first year they converted from a swing axle rear end to a true IRS?

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    • Anonymous

      Side market lights

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  4. Tystyx

    Beware::::
    Serious Motorhead

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  5. stephen spiegle

    HELLO I AM NOY ANY GOOD AT THIS BUT THANK YOU 4 THE CHANCE TO WIN NEVER WON ANY THIS ANY WAY

    Reply

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