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1974 Fun Bug

Country and/or Category: South Africa | VIN range: not known | S-code(s): not known |
Extras/Options M-code(s): not known

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. The Fun Bug Dealership launch date was April 1974. Sold from April to July 1974 ahead of the new model year for 1975 where the front indicator signals moved into the front bumper, from the previous ‘one year only’ large fender mounted indicator in ’74 (as per U.S. spec).

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, Petri AG 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.


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