Category: [ Promotion ]

1998 Maynards Wine Gums Convertible

Two Black 1303/Super Beetle Convertible promotional vehicle prizes that were part of a Maynards Wine Gums national competition. Vinyl branding applied to both doors and rear side panels. Andy Sparks in the The Samba...

1992 Pepsico Convertible

Four restored 1303/Super Beetle Convertibles were painted with different designs by designer Annette Grüneberger at Peeters Autolackiererei in Darmstadt-Griesheim, Germany and were the prizes in a promotional raffle by Pepsico. Information/research by Jan Walter.

1997 Mug Bug

Pepsi commissioned in the Fall of 1996 over 200(?) 1969-1974 Beetles with graphics for a forthcoming 1997 promotion for Mug Root Beer. The cars were built by variously chosen restoration shops across the country...

1972 ‘Ballyhoo’/’Colour Card’ Beetle

This double-page centerfold advert is from the UK’s Daily Telegraph magazine, dated 22 October 1971. The advert was to publicise the latest range of ten colours including several much brighter than previously offered. An unknown number of...

1986 Employee Special

100 unique cars produced at the end of Fusca production for VW Brazil’s longest serving employees. Grey interior, clock, radio, heated rear window, special steering wheel sourced from the VW Fox, interior heating, fog...

2017 Peach Edition

Five #PinkBeetle edition cars customised by Peach Aviation as a promotional collaboration between themselves and Volkswagen Japan. The vehicles could only be purchased on a first come first served basis via passenger to cabin...

2008 NB Yellow Submarine

Nicknamed the “Yellow Submarine,” the car is one of four promotional models courtesy of Springfield Imports, Branson, MO, to advertise the Liverpool Legends Beatles tribute group managed by local resident and George Harrison’s sister,...

1975 Ultra Brite Love-Bug

Standard Beetle Ultra Brite Toothpaste ‘How’s Your Love Life?’ sweepstake prizes during late 1975. Five in all, possibly 1974 ‘Marina Blue’ base colour models, all decorated by Beetleboards of America (1972-1981). Cars made available...

2008 New Beetle Playboy

Playboy Magazine Mexico together with Volkswagen Mexico marked its 5th year of publication in November 2007 with two New Beetle Playboy editions. Black paintwork with special chrome accessories, wheels, exterior rear view mirrors and...

2009 New Beetle Mario Kart

Tournament prize to promote the Nintendo Wii Mario Kart video game. Forget Swarovski-slathered Wiis — UK retailer GAME has just absolutely trumped every other Nintendo prize in history by offering up this totally dorky/awesome...