1976 Jeans Bug

Country and/or Category: South Africa | VIN range: not known | S-code(s): not known |
Extras/Options M-code(s): not known

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.

Technical Data:

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
Cigarette lighter
‘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

Context:

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.

Sales Literature:

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.


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