Paint and Upholstery:
L21E (23) Blutorange / Blood Orange / Tangerine, Black (50) (basket weave pattern leatherette)
(Blutorange was a Karmann palette colour not normally used on standard production Beetles. The Opération Corail/Koraal Aktie therefore had black, instead of paint colour matched, plastic beading between the body and wings)
1600cc. typ. 113 badged “VW 1300 S”
Factory Fitted Optional Equipment:
M 080 Disc brakes instead of drum brakes.
M 047 Twin reversing lights
M 102 Heated Rear Window
M 172 Steel-belted radial tires, 155 SR 15
M 206 Rear view mirror, inner, anti-dazzle
M 228 Padded dashboard
M 976 4½J x15 (Lemmerz) “GT” style sports wheels
Front foglights with VW logo.
Another sales promotion model for Belgium and successor to the Special Belgique the Edition featured an uprated 3.875:1 final drive gearbox as opposed to 4.375:1 ratio.
Advertised as “ Koralrood / Coral Red” the Edition offered a saving over the normal combined list price of the car plus extras of 15,800 BF together with the opportunity to own a non-standard paint colour finish.
The Opération Corail/Koraal Aktie was produced by Brussels (Belgium – in the former D’leteren plant).
A full colour spread of pages on the Edition was published in “Goede reis” by D’leteren.
Further reading on this website:
Introduction to the Spring Messenger Group of Editions.
Information courtesy Geoffroy lHoest, Paul Peeters.