1972 Jubiläums-Käfer

Country and/or Category: 20 Millionth Volkswagen Edition, Austria, Denmark, Europe, France, Germany (Inland), Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland | VIN range: not known | S-code(s): Not assigned |
Extras/Options M-code(s): Z** ( M047, M102, M121, M228, M652) M014, M034, M042, M046, M162, M206, M227.

Paint and Upholstery: 

L13M (26) Saturngelb / Saturn Yellow, Black (50) (basket weave pattern leatherette)

(Saturngelb was a Karmann palette colour not normally used on standard production Beetle saloons. The Edition therefore had black, instead of paint colour matched, plastic beading between the body and wings ) 

Technical Data: 

1300cc typ. 113 badged “VW_1300”

1300cc typ. 113 (1302) badged “VW 1302” 

1600cc typ. 113 (1302) badged “VW 1302 S” 

Factory Fitted Optional Equipment: 

An additional package (Zusatzpaket) comprising of:

M 047  Twin reversing lights

M 102 Heated Rear Window 

M 121 Fresh air fan in dashboard

M 228  Padded Dashboard

M 652 Interval relay for windscreen wipers

A variation of additional M options over and above the standard Jubiläums-Käfer package were factory fitted according to the market the cars were sold in. 

These included:  

M 014 “Volkswagen” badging on engine lid,

M 034 Parking lamp warning light, side-mounted flashing indicators and rear reflector

M 042 Sealed tyres for Export markets,

M 046 Side mounted indicators

M162  Rubber Bumper Trims

M206  Rear view mirror, inner, anti-dazzle

M 227 Higher front seat backrest (integral head restraints)

Context:  A ‘Jubilee Beetle’ Edition produced in the Autumn of 1971 celebrating the 20 millionth Volkswagen leaving the assembly line and were delivered inclusive of a certificate and dash plaque.

Some examples have been seen with Lemmerz “Sprintstar” wheels instead of the normal style standard steel rims.

15,000 Jubiläums-Käfer were produced for all of Europe (including  1,100 for Austria and 800 for Denmark.) by Volkswagen AG at Wolfsburg (Germany).

Sales Literature: Non produced.

Further reading on this website:

Introduction to the 20 Millionth Group of Editions.

The individual profiles for The Spéciale 20 Millions  and Anniversary Beetle.

Information kindly provided by Jan Walter from ‘Der Kafer lebt’, Michael Klier, Weiahaupt Verlag, Graz (A), 1994 3-900310-99-8.

This page last modified: 2023-07-18