1980 eller-cabrio

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

Paint and Upholstery:

Mostly LA3A (G6) Marsrot or L90E (P1) Alpinweiß with black MB soft top / HJ9(UC)Schwarz/Weiß cloth  / 5ML (13)  88N Negro upholstery leatherette, door cards etc.,

Available in all standard colours and as contemporary special editions. See further reading.

Accent to the paintwork was provided by:
“eller-cabrio” black letters on transparent decal or black decal with transparent letters on deck lid above the plate light housing and in the upper corner of the front quarter panels.

Technical Data:

1200cc typ. 111* unbadged

Factory Fitted Optional Equipment:

MW/VHF Braunschweig’ radio


Not strictly a limited edition – during the 1980s Eller of Ober-Ramstadt produced Cabrios from new or used strengthened late model Sedan Beetles. Roll bar fitted inside windscreen frame. Fully stowable hood. The conversion was offered for 8460DM, a brand new car costed 20800 DM.

In Austria the eller-cabrio was built and distributed as Autosport Cabrio by Autohaus Autosport, Salzburg and the General Importer.

The famous artist Joseph Beuys owed one example.

*(The standard factory specification of Mexican “1200L” export model officially manufactured for sale in Germany between 1979 and 1985 differed in small detail ways from the preceding German manufactured 1200L Käfer for the home (inland). The changes included the addition of an electric screen wash system, heated rear window and head restraints as standard equipment.)

Sales Literature:

10/1983 “Eller Cabrio” A4 sized b/w brochure

06/1984 “Cabrio’len. Eller Cabrio” A4 sized colour brochure

1986 “Cabrio’len. Lieben Sie offen?” A4 sized colour brochure

1986 “Eller Cabrio. Lieben Sie offen?” A4 sized b/w brochure

1986 “Käfer Kapriolen.” A4 sized colour brochure

Further reading on this website:

Special Bug S706
Oettinger Special Bug S706 (Okrasa Roadster)
Aubergine S707
Winter-Käfer Eisblau S708
Winter-Käfer Alpinweiß S711
Velvet Red S701
Jubilee S712/S716

Brochure courtesy BEETLEBOOKS.de. AutoMuseum picture (white Eller adjacent to early Convertible) courtesy Jan-Anders Lindqvist. Photography courtesy Jan Walter

This page last modified: 2021-05-11