Paint and Upholstery: L20C (76, 92, L6, E5) Nepalorange / *** (C*) Jeansblau (Inland) L16M (E9, U) Tunisgelb / *** (C*) Jeansblau (Export), L20B (07, E1) Leutchtorange / *** (C*) Jeansblau (Export) L28N (**) Orange paintwork / *** (C*) Jeansblau (Export) (Tunisgelb was a unique SEB paint colour with the other three colours being variously available of VW range vehicles).
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. 113 badged “jeans”
Factory Fitted Optional Equipment: Special denim upholstery coordinated to the paint colour, Rear fog light, M 976 4½J x15 (ET41) (Lemmerz”GT”) sports wheels and M pack Z 06.
Z 06 included:
M 040 Speedometer with fuel gauge
M 102 Heated Rear Window
M 167 Passenger handhold and coathook
M 206 rear view mirror, inner, anti-dazzle.
M228 Padded Dashboard
M 282 Sun visor (passenger’s side)
M 610 12 volt system.
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.
M 042 Sealed tyres for Export markets
M 046 Side mounted indicators
M 123 Without radio pre-equipment
M 124 Yellow headlights (French market)
M 227 Seats with integrated headrest
M 248 Ignition starter switch without steering lock
M 289 Shear bolt for steering column tube fixing
M 549 3-point seatbelts in front
M 610 12 volt system
M 649 Additional lap belt anchorage for third persons on rear bench Context:
S744 Sonderaktion *Jeans III*
W05 Aktionsmodell “Jeans zum Fahren”.
The Jeans Beetle (III) was produced by Volkswagen AG at Emden & Hannover (Germany) and D’leteren at Brussels (Belgium).
The individual profiles for the 1974 Jeans Beetle I, 1974 Jeans Beetle II and 1975 Mexican Jeans
“Retrospectively Speaking” editorial columns RS 002 and RS 005