A Mexican built special for West Germany only, 1200 engine, unique LG3C Samtrote/ Velvet Red paintwork, blue stripes below the ‘waist’ trim molding and with a floral design on the lower sides. Chrome plated wheel trim rings, red and blue striped velour upholstery with blue vinyl inserts, door and side panels also in blue, heated rear window. Gunhild Liljequist designed both the external appearance and the interior design.
The German Chancellor Dr. Helmut Kohl visited the VW plant in Puebla, Mexico on 10 July 1984 and took part in the festivities on the occasion of the 100,000 VW Beetle for Europe. He sent a festively decorated transporter on a trip to west Germany (Port of Emden) loaded with Velvet Reds.
2,600 produced in 1984 and 400 in 1985.
Brochure courtesy KdF-WAGEN.de Some information provided by Gebrueder Behling and Tim Sewe. Print ad courtesy Alexander V. Rothkirch.