1981 Silver Bug

Country/Category: Europe, Mexico, Netherlands
VIN range: n/a | S-code(s): S703
Extras/Options code(s): n/a



The Silver Bug celebrated the production of the 20 millionth Beetle on 15 May, 1981 in Puebla, Mexico. The Silver Bug came with the 1200/34hp engine, L97A  Diamantsilber-metallic/Diamond Silver Metallic paintwork, silver wheel trims, black side stripes, 20m badge on engine cover, black and white tartan seat upholstery with matching door and side panels, padded dashboard, MW/VHF radio, heated rear window and commemorative key fob and gear shift knob. The louvred engine cover was discontinued after 30 July, 1981.

2,000 initially produced and a further 1,700 in a second edition from February 1982.

Silver Bug Netherlands ad courtesy Wiebren Huizinga


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