1973 Power Pack Beetle

Country and/or Category: Fruit Series Edition, Republic of Ireland | VIN range: 113243 | S-code(s): 714 |
Extras/Options M-code(s): 102, 228

Paint and Upholstery: 

L30M (59) Tomatenrot / Tomato Red, Black (50)(basket weave pattern leatherette)

Technical Data: 

1600cc. typ. 114 badged “VW 1300 S”

Factory Fitted Optional Equipment:

M 102  Heated Rear Window

M 172 Steel-belted radial tires, 155 SR 15, 

M 228 Padded dashboard

M 976 4½J x15 (Lemmerz) “GT” style sports wheels


The version of the 1300S  for the Republic of Ireland appears to have been built in week 52, a little later than the British “GT” which was built around week 47 as confirmed by their chassis numbers  113234/235 (1300 S / GT) and 113243 (1300 S / Power Pack ). 

300 examples produced by D’leteren at Brussels (Belgium) were imported during February 1973,

Sales Literature:

Non produced.

Further reading on this website:

Introduction to the Fruit Series Group of Editions.

Some information and autotest photos courtesy Gavin Dickson and further information kindly provided by Trevor Brady.

This page last modified: 2021-02-02