The 1600 South African ‘Snug Bug’ featured tartan upholstery similar to the SP 1600 colour and coded to exterior colour. ‘Snug Bug’ badge on dashboard.
The last South African Beetle was built at the Uitenhage plant in 1979. This car required restoration after being transported in 2006 to an event and the truck suffering an accident. The vehicle carrier overturned and nine of the AutoPavilion’s best historic cars were destroyed.
The restored car is shown at the AutoPavillion (Volkswagen Museum) Uitenhage.
Last Beetle information courtesy Alfred Acevedo and crash picture courtesy abrmotoring.com.