The Silver Bug celebrated the worldwide production of the 20 millionth Beetle on 15 May, 1981 in Puebla, Mexico. The Silver Bug came with the 1200/34hp engine, L97A Diamantsilber-metallic/Diamond Silver Metallic respectively L90G Silber-metallic/Silver Metallic paintwork, silver wheel trims, black side stripes, 20m badge on engine cover, black and white tartan seat upholstery with matching door and side panels, padded dashboard, MW/VHF radio, heated rear window and commemorative key fob and gear shift knob. The louvred engine cover was discontinued after 30 July, 1981.
1,700 of the second edition produced from February 1982.
Silver Bug pictures courtesy Jan Walter. Brochure courtesy Bram Collier.