1970 Maggiolino Arancione

Country and/or Category: [ Landmark Edition ], Italy, Spring Edition | VIN range: not known | S-code(s): S745 |
Extras/Options M-code(s): M014, M034, M037, M050, M079, M102, M228

Paint and Upholstery: L20E Signal Orange (5132) / Leatherette Black (40).
Technical Data: 1300cc typ.113 badged “Volkswagen”.
Factory Fitted Optional Equipment: “VOLKSWAGEN” badge instead of “VW_1300” (Italy), Parking lamp warning light, side-mounted flashing indicators and rear reflector (Italy), Without emergency light system (Italy/France), Dual-circuit brake warning lamp, Leatherette upholstery instead of normal series cloth, Heated rear window, Wheel trim rings.

Context: The Italian market variation on the orange theme. We first became alerted to the possibility that the UK June Beetle may have been part of an internationally available Edition by a posting on TheSamba.com in 2014 about what appeared to be a very similar car owned by Marco Lattuada in Italy. We were therefore very pleased that after a lot more discussion with, and help from, him that we were able to say with certainty his car was an SEB. We are very appreciative of the assistance with information and photographs from Marco that not only led to the authoritative identification of his car but also of initiating the unlocking of the 1970 Spring Editions story.

This page last modified: 2018-02-17