Finished in L40M Poplila (Pop Lilac), L51M Beatblau (Beat Blue) and L63M Hippigrün (Hippie Green) the Pop Bug appears to have been a repeat of the 1970 Pop Beetle based on the North American specification VW typ.113 Saloon Beetle. The only evidence we have about this virtually unknown Edition is a single photograph taken on the dockside at Emden port in 1971.
Interestingly a brochure titled “Things you never knew about the Beetle. (And all the other Volkswagens.)” was published by Volkswagen in Canada for the 1972 model year which had on it front and back covers photographs of 1972 North American specification Beetles in the three Pop colour paintwork finishes. Careful examination of the photographs suggest that they were not retouched for colour but of actually cars. This would suggest then that there may also have been a 1972 Pop Bug Edition and we also have some uncorroborated photographic evidence of a 1973 vehicle.
Information courtesy Jan Walter. 1973 vehicle image courtesy Wendee Schmitke.