1972 15 Millionth/Collector’s Bug

Country and/or Category: Australia, Champion Edition | VIN range: not known | S-code(s): not known |
Extras/Options M-code(s): M401 or M402

Paint and Upholstery: 

Antarctica White (12330) 

Avocado Green (13174) 

Gemini Blue (13975) 

Honey Brown (12016) 

Mustard (13974) 

Radar Red (13973)

Regatta Blue (10089)

Wattle (13971)

(all of which were standard Australian 1972 paint colours. Paint reference numbers are those used by ICI)

Technical Data: 

1300cc typ. 114 (Beetle) badged “VOLKSWAGEN”

1600cc typ. 114 (1302) (“Superbug”) badged “ VOLKSWAGEN  – S”

[M401 or M402 CKD (completely knocked-down) production.]

Factory Fitted Optional Equipment:

“red-wall’ tyres, full carpeting, black Duco painted dash panels (some with ‘satin-chrome’ trim) with glovebox medallion and souvenir gold coloured metal keychain.

(Some of the photos included in this Profile show a car featuring replacement upholstery colour, aftermarket steering wheel and front spoiler not part of the original edition package.)


Uniquely Australian 1300cc Beetle and 1600cc Superbug S models each available with manual or semi-automatic gearboxes.

They were delivered inclusive of a dash plaque and matching keychain.

1,500 were assembled from of German CKD kits by Volkswagen (Australasia) Pty Ltd at their Clayton factory, Melbourne, Australia. Compliant with the “CKD” practice paint was sourced locally from Dulux Australia Pty Ltd.,

Sales Literature:

Non produced

Further reading on this website:

Introduction to the Champion Group of Editions.

The individual profiles for The Baja Champion SE, Campeão do Mundo, Marathon Weltmeister and World Champion Beetle

Information courtesy Jan Walter, Joel Miller, Sam Shembri and Lissy Lavette. Semi-Automatic pictures courtesy Robert Stomann.

A wealth of information about Australian Volkswagen production can be found in the “VW References” section the ClubVeeDub website http://www.clubvw.org.au

This page last modified: 2021-12-09