1974 Colorado Beetle

Country and/or Category: Republic of Ireland | VIN range: not known | S-code(s): not known |
Extras/Options M-code(s): not known

Paint and Upholstery: 

Not known

(possibly L10A (D7) Rallyegelb /Rallye Yellow)

Technical Data: 

1200cc typ. 112 unbadged

[M401 or 402 CKD (completely knocked-down) production.]

Factory Fitted Optional Equipment: 

Not known

(possibly non)


An Edition that we know very little about apart from the details in an advertisement for it and what can be gleaned from the only surviving example currently known to exist. 

Comparison of the advertisement with contemporary sales literature for normal series Beetles suggests that the Colorado was a very low key SEB in terms of optional fittings and made “special” purely on the basis of it’s paint colour being non-standard for the bottom of the range 1200cc “1200N” Beetle that it was based on .

An as yet unknown number of Colorado Beetles were assembled locally in Ireland by MDL at their Naas Road, Dublin, factory. Compliant with the “CKD” import regulations MDL sourced their paint locally from “Corbel Paints” of Irish Industrial Finishes. As with all other Irish built Beetles, they also received the “Shamrock” etched glass, supplied by Triplex in Tipperary.

Sales Literature:

None produced

Further reading on this website:


Images courtesy Trevor Brady beetle.ie

This page last modified: 2019-11-06