Paint and Upholstery:
‘Bamboo’ (09) / blue denim
‘Sunburst Yellow’ (11) / blue denim
‘Tangerine’ (13) / blue denim
‘Denim Blue’ (**) / blue denim
(South African Volkswagen paint colours were unique to that local market)
Accent to the paintwork was provided by all black external trim.
1600cc typ. 114S badged “jeans”
Factory Fitted Optional Equipment:
VDO instrument panels replacing the grill panels either side of the speedometer and housing VDO ‘Cockpit’ style gauges: to the left – 52mmØ oil pressure gauge above voltmeter, to the right – 80mm Ø tachometer.
Petri AG sports steering wheel
Center tunnel tray
‘jeans” side script in black or silver depending on the body paintwork colour.
‘jeans’ badge on the engine lid
4½J x15”Rostyle ‘sports’ wheels with 155SRx15 radial tyres
Chrome wheel trim rings
The Jeans Bug was based on the contemporary VW_ 1300 model with many of its standard fittings unique to Uitenhage production*
Information varies about how many Jeans Bugs were produced (between 1,080 and 1,400) by Volkswagen of South Africa (PTY) Ltd. at Uitenhage, South Africa.
A nice pop-up card style brochure was produced to promote Jeans Bug sales..
Further reading on this website:
* SA 1.0 The Special Edition Beetles manufactured in Volkswagen of South Africa (PTY) Ltd.’s Uitenhage factory 1973 – 1978
SA 1.1 Paint colours of the Special Edition Beetles manufactured in Volkswagen of South Africa (PTY) Ltd.’s Uitenhage factory 1973 – 1978
Jeans Beetle web site JeansBeetles.com. Some images courtesy of Marco Marco, Volkswagen Audi CAR Magazine “The Special Beetles Pt.1 – The South African Special Editions, 1983.