Actually I just bought the car lovely car (would I buy it otherwise) It's a Kaschmir coloured 1500 from april 1963. Yes the mark 1 coloured dash one. seems to be unmolested and never welded on, with all the special mk 1 features like the wierd black tops on the doorcards, the back bootlid trim that is fixed with small bolts instead of the later push-on type, quarterlights are without the twisty knobs but with the VW style latch, funky complete fabric seats, which need work because they have a 50 year old patina on them (well the driver seat is worn), but I'll try to save it as is just using inners of another interior to get the volume back. The fabric is going to stay as is, i'll try to get the same colour fabric (doubt if I can ever find the same fabric) and put that under the worn patches (glue or stich, don't know yet) to reinforce it and make it look slightly better. fabric example:
The eniginebay is also completly different setup, the airfilter and valvecover are amazing like that. The cold-air inlet is via a bended 2"pipe. The enginenumber is not at the rear of the engine like we're used to but on the front between the dynamo (that is what it's called on a 6 volt right?)and cilinderhead, so it took a while to find it was matching numbers .
The wish-wash setup is not with the familiar tubes, but with two units on the bottom windowpain, also very VW. The bottom of the frontpanel is also different, not wth the slits in the lip but with a completly solid bottom lip. In the boot there are also a few differences. The hinge for one is different and the rear "firewall" is not solid (but that is on more pre 65 NK's even on the early tisa's) I'll try to get a full list of diffrences later on. see the pics below It is the earliest NK in The Netherlands for a fact registered on the 8th of april '63, not sure how early other mk1 in the world are but early nonetheless, needless to say i'm very happy to add this one to my collection :mrgreen: