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1974 Jeans II

Country and/or Category: Export, Germany (Inland), Volkssparwagen Edition | VIN range: not known | S-code(s): S714 (Inland), S716 (Export) |
Extras/Options M-code(s): Z 06 (M040, M102, M167, M206, M282, M610), M042, M046, M047, M095, M173, M227, M248, M289, M616,

S714 (Inland)

Paint and Upholstery: 

L11C (D4) Brillantgelb/ *** (C*) Jeansgrün
L32K (39, 59, G5, H7, H8) Phoenixrot / *** (C*) Jeansschwarz

(Phoenix Red was, on the Beetle saloon models , a unique SEB paint colour becoming standard paint colour in 1976)

Accent to the paintwork was provided by all black external trim and a satin black rallye stripe to the lower body sides carrying the lettering “jeans”. A similar style “jeans” logo was carried on the engine lid.

Technical Data: 

1200cc typ. 111 badged “jeans”

Factory Fitted Optional Equipment:

Special denim upholstery coordinated to the paint colour,  front door trim with pockets on both sides and “Golfball” gearshift knob.
M 173 155 SR 15 radial tyres
M 227 Seats with integrated headrest
M228 Padded dashboard
M 976 4½J x15 (ET41) (Lemmerz “GT”) sports wheels
M pack Z 06 comprising of:
M 040  Speedometer with fuel gauge
M 102  Heated Rear Window
M 167  Passenger handhold and coat hook (roof edge)
M 206  Rear view mirror, inner, anti-dazzle
M 282  Passenger’s Sun visor
M 610 12 volt system for VW 1200 mit 34PS-Motor

S716 (Export)

Paint and Upholstery: 

L11C (D4) Brillantgelb/ *** (C*) Jeansgrün
L20A  (08, 09, E6, D8) Marinogelb / *** (C*) Jeansblau
L32K(39, 59, G5, H7, H8) Phoenixrot / *** (C*) Jeansschwarz

(all three colours were, on saloon Beetles in 1974, unique SEB paint colours with Marinogelb and Phoenix red becoming standard paint colours for the Beetle saloon in 1975 / 76 and 1976 respectively)

Accent to the paintwork was provided by all black external trim and a satin black rallye stripe to the lower body sides carrying the lettering “jeans”. A similar style “jeans” logo was carried on the engine lid.

Technical Data: 

1200cc typ. 111 badged “jeans”

1200cc typ. 112 badged “jeans”

Factory Fitted Optional Equipment:

Special denim upholstery coordinated to the paint colour and front door trim with pockets on both sides.
M 976 4½J x15 (ET41) (Lemmerz “GT”) sports wheels or 4½J x15 (ET43) (Lemmerz “Weltmeister”) sports wheels
M pack Z 06 comprising of:
M 040  Speedometer with fuel gauge
M 102  Heated Rear Window
M 167  Passenger handhold and coat hook (roof edge)
M 206  Rear view mirror, inner, anti-dazzle
M 282  Passenger’s Sun visor
M 610 12 volt system for VW 1200 mit 34PS-Motor

As well as being one of the black trimmed group of SEBs  the Jeans Beetle was also one of the a group of SEBs based on the most basic of all the Beetles – the “economy”, “basic”, “standard” or “spartan” Beetle – Sparkäfer.  This meant that a large variation of other M options over and above the basic Jeans package were factory fitted according to the market the cars were sold in. 

These included:
M 042 Sealed tyres for Export markets
M 046 Side mounted indicators
M 047 Twin reversing lights
M 095 Blaupunkt ‘Wolfsburg’ radio
M 123 Without radio pre-equipment
M 124 Yellow headlights (French market)
M 227 Seats with integrated headrestM 248 Ignition starter switch without steering lock
M 289 Shear bolt for steering column tube fixing
M 616 Back-up light in the brake/indicator light

Context: 

S714 Sonderaktion *Jeans 74* (Inland)  and S716 Sonderaktion *Jeans 74* (Export) were two of four models included in the “Volkssparwagen”  Edition of 1974.

12,000 examples of the S714 Jeans II were produced for the German home (Inland) market  (4,800 in Phönixrot and 7,200 in Brillantgelb)

The Jeans Beetle (II) was produced by Volkswagen AG at Wolfsburg (Germany) and D’leteren at Brussels (Belgium).

In mid 1974 a ‘Jeans Kit’ comprising of decals, seat covers and mud flaps was marketed by Volkswagen through it’s dealership network. These items can be distinguished by the letter a in the Jeans logo which is more legible than on the factory produced Special Editions.

Sales Literature:

A newspaper style promotional publication, press advertisements and dealer promotional material were published for the Edition in Germany for the home (inland) market.

Further reading on this website:
Introduction to the “Volkssparwagen” Group of Editions.

The individual profiles for the 1974 Jeans Beetle I, 1975 Jeans Beetle III and 1975 Mexican Jeans
“Retrospectively Speaking” editorial columns RS 002 and RS 005


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