1970 June Beetle

Country/Category: Landmark Edition, UK
VIN range: n/a | S-code(s): S745
Extras/Options code(s): UK - M102

 

Finished in L20E Signal Orange the June Beetle was based on the VW typ.114 Saloon Beetle with 1500cc engine. This was a variation of the 1300cc May Beetle theme sold in mainland Western Europe.

Information published in May 1970 in the Dutch “de VW” magazine points to the L20E Signal Orange May and June Beetles, together with the Pop Beetles, being a one-off production batch.

Unlike the May Beetle it did not have a padded dashboard because at that time M228 was specifically only available on LHD Beetles. Leatherette upholstery was a standard, normal range, feature of Beetles imported into the UK

The Edition package therefore comprised of the special paintwork colour and equipped with heated rear window (M102), bumper overriders rather than rubber trims fitted to the May Beetle and VW accessory range wheel trim rings.

1970 Dealership pictures courtesy Stephen Paul Hardy. June Beetle CJW 486H photos courtesy Jan Walter.


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