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Motor Car Chassis - Volkswagen 1200, Manufactured at Clayton, Victoria,1965 Object Reg. No: ST 026229

Summary:
This Volkswagen 1200 sedan chassis and air-cooled engine was donated to the Museum by Volkswagen (Australasia) Pty Ltd in 1965. It has been modified with 'cut-away' sections by Vivian Expositions in Clifton Hill. This 'sectioned-unit' chassis was prepared for promotional use in motor shows and has an electric motor mounted underneath to turn over the engine.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Volkswagen (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 1965
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 925 mm (Height), 1500 mm (Width), 3605 mm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Length from front edge of leading wheels to tip of exhaust pipes. Height from floor to top of engine.

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Tagged with: motor cars
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Transport Collection, Volkswagen Beetle
Primary Classification: ROAD TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Motor Vehicles
Tertiary Classification: motor cars
Inscriptions: Tyres: "Goodyear Super Sensitive G8 5.60 - 15 Tubeless 4 Ply Rating Made in Australia"

Exhibit Plate:
"Cutaway Chassis of Volkswagen 1200
Engine Transmission & Suspension
by Vivian Expositions Co.
406 Wellington St
Clifton Hill, Victoria"
Model Name/Number: VW 1200
Manufacturer: Volkswagen (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Clayton, Victoria, Australia, circa 1965
Sectioned By: Vivian Expositions Co. Pty Ltd, Clifton Hill, Victoria, Australia, circa 1966

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