Category: South Africa

1976 Silver Bug

The 1600L South African ‘Silver Bug’ celebrated twenty five years of Beetle production in that country. Standard body with 1303 style rear lights, Rostyle style wheels (locally produced by Guestro), sports steering wheel, center...

1975 SP1600

The SP1600 featured Brazilian sourced twin Solex H32/24PDSI/2 carburetors on a VW/Audi built 1600 engine giving 58hp. Distributor also Brazilian sourced to match the carbs. 5.5J Rostyle style wheels (locally produced by Guestro), 185/70SR14...

1978 Snug Bug

The 1600 South African ‘Snug Bug’ featured tartan upholstery similar to the SP 1600 colour and coded to exterior colour. ‘Snug Bug’ badge on dashboard. The last South African Beetle was built at the Uitenhage...

1975 Lux Bug

This model celebrated the production of the 250,000 Beetle in South Africa. Special Bronze and Green Metallic paintwork, Rostyle style wheels (locally produced by Guestro), additional chrome trim, side stripes, overriders, tinted windows, soft...

1976 Jeans

South African ‘Jeans’ model 1600L (50hp) with Rostyle style wheels (locally produced by Guestro), special ‘Jeans’ side stripe, engine cover badge, black trim, denim upholstery. Four colour options – Tangerine, Sunburst Yellow, Bamboo and...

1973 Fun Bug

The Fun Bug in South Africa was similar to the Sports Bug/Beetle elsewhere. Paint options were Hibiscus (red), Sunset Yellow and Nugget Gold, with a black custom stripe and ‘Fun Bug’ black decal. VW...