1973 1300S Spring Messenger (NO)

Country and/or Category: Denmark, Finland, Norway, Scandinavia, Spring Messenger Edition, Sweden | VIN range: 113 2606 864 - 113 2999 000 | S-code(s): 785 |
Extras/Options M-code(s): 042, 072, 228, 560, 616, 976

Paint and Upholstery:

L21E (68) Blutorange / Blood Orange,Sand beige (*)(cloth)

Technical Data:

1600cc. typ. 113 badged “VW 1300 S”

Factory Fitted Optional Equipment:

M 042 Compliance with licence regulations i.e. Side mounted indicators (DK, NO)
M 072 unknown,
M228 Padded dashboard,
M560 Steel sliding roof,
M616 Reversing lights,
M 976 4½J x15 (Lemmerz) “GT” style sports wheels


The Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Norway and Sweden received deliveries of the Special Edition models in addition to deliveries of normal series 1300S Beetle.

The Spring Messenger for Norway came with a steel sliding roof and sand coloured cloth interior which is distinctive to other Spring Messenger editions. 

The only information we have on them is photographs posted on Social Media and so we would very much appreciate any owner who has one of these cars, and who also has a Volkswagen Birth Certificate for it, contacting us.

Sales Literature:
None produced


Further reading on this website:

Introduction to the Fruit Series Group of Editions.

This page last modified: 2023-03-05