Paint and Upholstery: L97B Ancona-metallic / Ancona Blue (X5) or LE3Y Pfirsichrot-metallic/Peach Red Metallic (**) paintwork, Hellsand,Hell / Light Sand (V3) cabriolet hood, Ermine (LW) upholstery (smooth vinyl).
Technical Data: 1600cc typ.153 badged “FUEL INJECTION”.
Factory Fitted Optional Equipment: 41⁄2Jx15 Lemmerz “GT” sports wheels, steel belted radial white wall tires, padded steering wheel with silver embellished horn pad, Burled Elm imitation veneer dashboard trim, AM/FM radio, Quartz clock, heated rear window, intermittend wiper cycle.
Context: Due to the overwhelming success of the 1977 Champagne Editions sales campaign VWoA promoted a new range including the Rabbit, Scirocco, Dasher and Bus for 1978. Approximately 1100 produced – two per Dealer. During the 1978 model year VWoA published a brochure (dated 3/78) for the Champagne II Editions which included two typ.153s.
Information courtesy The Kafer Cabriolet Register and Arto Tolonen. Ancona Blue Metallic car courtesy owner Paul Brough.