1973 Bijzondere Kever

Country and/or Category: Fruit Series Edition, Netherlands | VIN range: not known | S-code(s): S714 |
Extras/Options M-code(s): M080, M102, M172, M228, M976

Paint and Upholstery: 

L15M (51) Zitronengelb / Lemon Yellow, Black (50) (basket weave pattern leatherette)

L30M (59) Tomatenrot / Tomato Red, Black (50) (basket weave pattern leatherette)

L64M (50) Apfelgrün / Apple Green paintwork, Black (50) (basket weave pattern leatherette)

(in addition to the 1200 models having black accent trim they also had bumper trim tape colour coded to the paintwork)

Technical Data: 

1200cc typ. 111 unbadged

1600cc. typ. 113 badged “VW 1300 S”

Factory Fitted Optional Equipment:

1200:

M 976  4½J x15 (Lemmerz) “GT” style sports wheels

1300S:

M 080 Disc brakes instead of drum brakes.

M 102 Heated Rear Window

M 172 Steel-belted radial tires, 155 SR 15, 

M 228 Padded dashboard

M 976  4½J x15 (Lemmerz) “GT” style sports wheels

Context: 

Sales promotion model for The Netherlands offering a saving of approximately NLG 250 (1200) and  f 350. (1300S) over the normal combined list price of the car plus extras of NLG 5996 (1200)  and NLG 7188  (1300) respectively. Additionally of course the Edition offered buyers a chance to own a non-standard paint colour finish.

We are not certain whether the Bijzondere Kevers were produced by Volkswagen AG at Wolfsburg (Germany) or by D’leteren at Brussels (Belgium). However strong similarities between the Bijzondere Kevers and the 1200cc Speciale Belgique  together with an article in the January 1973 issue of the UK published “SAFER MOTORING” magazine leads us to think they were assembled by D’leteren.

Sales Literature:

A 4 page promotional leaflet was produced in the Netherlands by the importer Pon’s Automobielhandel B.V.

Further reading on this website:

Introduction to the Fruit Series Group Editions.

The January 1973 SAFER MOTORING article is here – SM-1973-01-BeB

Information supplied by Pim Buitenhuis


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