Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Beetles in Sri Lanka

The first Volkswagen Beetle imported to Sri Lanka from Wolfsburg in West Germany on May 1953, the Sri Lankan registration number was EL 550. Still the car is in running condition and run for the first owner. According to the official figures in 1958 there were more than 8000 Volkswagen Beetles running on the streets, that was only second for the India at that time. Still more than 2000 VW beetles are running on the high mountain streets all around Sri Lanka with their enthusiastic owners who love their beetles. In year 1997 they formed and started “VW Beetles Owners Club in Sri Lanka”, the first ever vintage beetle club for the beetle lovers in Sri Lanka. Now it has a membership of over 200.

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