Paint and Upholstery:
Silver metallic (**) / black leatherette
(South African Volkswagen paint colours were unique to that local market)
Accent to the paintwork was provided by all black external trim (inclusive of the frames of the opening rear side windows).
1600cc typ. 114S badged VW_1600_L
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
Opening rear side windows with satin black, rather than standard chromed, fames
Chrome taper tip exhaust pipes
‘Silver Bug’ badge on the glove box lid
Based on the contemporary VW_ 1600_L model with many of its standard fittings unique to Uitenhage production* the Silver Bug celebrated the 25th Anniversary of South African Kever / Beetle production in April 1976.
Approximately 216 examples of the Silver Anniversary Edition were produced by Volkswagen of South Africa (PTY) Ltd. at Uitenhage, South Africa.
We are not aware of any having been produced.
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
Information and picture from ‘Der Kafer IV’, Hans-Rudiger Etzold, 1995, Volkswagen Audi CAR Magazine “The Special Beetles Pt.1 – The South African Special Editions, 1983.