In the Netherlands, the World Cup ’74 Beetle was offered as 1300 in orange-red with Black bonnet and engine cover, side decals, sports rims, heated rear window, padded dashboard, lockable fuel filler cap and luxury seats. It came with a football, a t-shirt, and pennant.
Volkswagen offers its first ever Special Edition Beetles – the ‘Spring Edition’ May, June and Pop editions. The Beetle outsells the Model T Ford and Editions proliferate to maximise sales. By the mid 70s the Beetle was on the way out, being replaced by the Golf, with all European production closing during January 1980.
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Explanation of ( ******, S***) where used.
The first, six-digit code within the brackets is the factory order code for the colour finishes of the car.
The usual code sequence is:
** — — main body paint colour or code for special order,
— ** — main body colour colour or cabriolet hood colour (roof paint for Type 2 and Type 14),
— — ** upholstery colour.
This is explained in full detail with worked examples HERE.
The S*** is the Volkswagen “Sonderaktion” code.