Came across this little rarity recently whilst sifting through my box of miscellaneous vw parts:
It is a VDO/Braun ‘Autolüfter’ dash mountable fan and it was given to me 10 years ago by an old neighbor. I remember being out in the street one afternoon having just moved to Bristol and was tinkering away on the bug when a delightful chap came over and starting chatting to me about the old vw's that he had owned over the years. He suddenly recalled that he probably had a few old accessories kicking around in his attic and hurried off into a house a couple of doors down from where I used to live. He came back maybe 15-20 mins later with this lovely item that he wanted me to have and did not want anything for it in exchange. I never saw him again after that day and I have long since moved, but I still think about what a generous stranger he was! It is going to look great once it is all cleaned up and mounted in the center of the dash when this resto is eventually complete.