Chris yes, similar- it sems to be the about the same year too.
Russ, my dad told me a story that happened in the sixties; we had a huge flood and the security forces was commisioned to help vacate lowlying rural areas. They had nowhere to go but hills in the area that was, because of the rain, a bitch to get up the slopes. Land Rovers and Bedford 4x4 trucks had a tough time at it as it was bush and there were no roads.
One morning the chaps heard a strange sound coming up the very slippery slopes (by that time)and found it to be a bearded professor (an entomologist) in a powder blue Beetle, pipe hanging from the corner of the mouth coming to find out what all the fuss was about. When he found out he said "oh" and drove back down the mountain. The policemen thought they had too much to drink the previous night as it seemed like a dream.