1973 Speciale Belgique

Country and/or Category: Belgium, Fruit Series Edition | VIN range: not known | S-code(s): S714 |
Extras/Options M-code(s): not known

Paint and Upholstery: 


L15M (51) Zitronengelb / Lemon Yellow, Black (50) (basket weave pattern leatherette)


L30M (59) Tomatenrot / Tomato Red, Black (50) (basket weave pattern leatherette)

(in addition to the 1200 models having black accent trim, including the glovebox lid and dashboard speaker grills, they also had bumper trim tape colour coded to the paintwork)

Technical Data: 

1200cc typ. 111 unbadged

1600cc. typ. 113 badged “VW 1300 S”

Factory Fitted Optional Equipment:


M 047  Twin reversing lights

M 976  4½J x15 (Lemmerz) “GT” style sports wheels

M 206   Rear view mirror, inner, anti-dazzle


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

Context: Sales promotion model for Belgium offering a saving over the normal combined list price of the car plus extras of 10,000 BF on the 1200 and 16,700 BF on the 1300S together with the opportunity to own a non-standard paint colour finish.

The Speciale Belgique models were produced by D’leteren at Brussels, (Belgium)

Sales Literature: A full colour fold out sheet was produced by D’leteren.

Further reading on this website:

Introduction to the Fruit Series Group of Editions.

The January 1973 SAFER MOTORING article here:

SM 1973 01 BeB

Information supplied by Geoffroy lHoeste, Paul Peeters and brochures by Jean-Marie Verhulst.

This page last modified: 2019-12-21