1000 produced during 1972 to commemorate Baja off-road race successes from 1967-1971. A European ‘Marathon’ 1302 Super Beetle in L96M Marathonblau-metallic/Marathon Blue Metallic paintwork, ‘Baja’ wheels (Lemmerz made and named Marathon wheels in Europe). Each wheel with Black painted centres, silver wheel nut caps and hexagonal VW aluminium hub covers. Taper tip tail pipes. Dealer installed overriders, ‘Baja’ side stripes, plaque on glove box lid and optional Bosch halogen driving lamps.
Car featured full American specification, Black Leatherette bucket (high back) seats, full carpeting including trunk area, two-speed fan powered ventilation, rear window defogger, day/night (anti-dazzle) mirror, glove compartment lock and vanity mirror.
Pictures copyright Colin Shinkin.