Paint and Upholstery:
L30M (59) Tomatenrot / Tomato Red, Black (50)(basket weave pattern leatherette)
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,
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.