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 South Africa vehicles retained the 5 bolt wheel pattern and in this case fitted Rostyle style wheels (locally produced by Guestro), 165/15 radial tyres, a center console, tachometer, voltmeter and oil pressure gauges, parcel shelf, sports gearshift, Black sports steering wheel, Black bumpers, door handles and trim. Customers also qualified for a free plastic Fun Bug wallet for the VW Handbook, Dealer map etc.
More notably opening rear side-windows, silver taper-tips. Standard body type but with 1303 Super Beetle rear lights with a specially designed pod mounting to adapt them to fit the Standard style wings. Badged VW 1600 L. 1600 produced.