1983 Special Bug

Country and/or Category: Germany (Inland), Mexico | VIN range: not known | S-code(s): S706, W20 |
Extras/Options M-code(s): R86 W20 M218

Paint and Upholstery:

LA3A Marsrot (dunlker) / 6NL (06) Schwarz/gold tartan cloth upholstery facings / 3AJ (14, AK) (13) Schwarz upholstery leatherette, door cards etc.,
LP9V Schwarz Metallic / 6NL (06) Schwarz/gold cloth upholstery facings / 3AJ (14, AK) (13) Schwarz upholstery leatherette, door cards etc.,

Accent to the paintwork was provided by:
1ZG (**) gold decor stripe set underneath the black waist line trim and to the lower body sides  111 898 525C
1ZG (**) gold “Special” trim to the bonnet 111 853 679
1ZG (**) gold “Special Bug” trim to the engine lid 111 853 687H

Wheels were finished in L98C (W4) Hellas-metallic paintwork fitted with black hubcaps and trim rings 111 601 155A

The Special Bug had Rally black (LD3C) external trim including bumpers (with gold trim band), tailpipes, window frames, trim mouldings, headlamp surrounds, engine and door locks, running board trims, aerial, exterior mirror and rear light housing base.

Technical Data:

1200cc typ. 111* badged “Special Bug”

Factory Fitted Optional Equipment:

MW/VHF ‘Salzgitter’ radio

The Jetta derived gearshift featured the “Special Bug” logo.


S7106 Sonderaktion *Special-Bug* was officially marketed in Germany, Austria and Italy

It is not known how many Special Bugs were produced i by Volkswagen de México, S.A. de C.V., Puebla, Mexico,  for export to Europe.

* (The standard factory specification of the Special Bug was consistent with the contemporary Mexican “1200L” export model officially manufactured for sale in Germany between 1979 and 1985. The model 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:

None known

Further reading on this website:

Some information provided by Gebrueder Behling and Tim Sewe

This page last modified: 2022-07-27