1972 Anniversary Beetle

Country and/or Category: 20 Millionth Volkswagen Edition, Europe, Republic of Ireland | VIN range: not known | S-code(s): not known |
Extras/Options M-code(s): not known

Paint and Upholstery: L10B Texas Yellow (Corbel/IIF code 8927) paintwork, black (50) interior (basket weave pattern).
Technical Data: 1200cc typ. 113 without badge or 1300cc typ.113 badged “VW 1300”.
Factory Fitted Optional Equipment: highback seats, padded dash, intermittend windscreen wipers, heated rear window, dash plaque.

Context: Built in autumn 1971 when the the 20 millionth Volkswagen was celebrated, the Anniversary beetle was issued in early 1972 while at the Wolfsburg plant the 15 007 0034th beetle overtook the Ford Model T’s world record. 300 for the Republic of Ireland in Texas Yellow built locally as a 1200 or 1300 Standard in February 1972.

‘The Irish Anniversary Beetle was built locally by MDL in the Naas Rd, Dublin factory. It was reportedly built in a strictly limited production run of 300 examples and had certain features that set it apart from the European Jubilee model. First of all, as part of the “CKD” import regulations, MDL sourced their paint locally, namely “Corbel Paints” from Irish Industrial Finishes. The colour chosen for the model was called “Texas Yellow”.’ – beetle.ie

Information kindly provided by Trevor Brady.

This page last modified: 2018-06-07