At times I have entertained myself with Volkswagen Beetle history. I saw this picture on the wall at an antique store yesterday. The split rear window indicates 1953 or older.
There are a lot of subtle clues that one can use to identify the year of a Beetle. I enjoy piecing that puzzle together.
Brian and I rented new ones all the way up through the 2000’s for our tours of the Yucatan in Mexico. Mexico had a much later run of Beetles than anywhere else in the world.