1984 Sunny Bug

Country and/or Category: Europe | VIN range: not known | S-code(s): S700 |
Extras/Options M-code(s): M183, M184, M218, M258

Paint and Upholstery:

LG1H Sonnengelb / NT5 (67) Currygelb ribbed cord upholstery facings /  3AJ (14, AK) (13) Schwarz upholstery leatherette, door cards etc., 6AZ Schwarz carpet in the footwell and luggage area

Accent to the paintwork was provided by:
2YB Schwarz/weiß decor stripe underneath the chrome waist line trim AKL 433 W14 25
2YB Schwarz/weiß decor stripe to the lower body side AKL 433 W54 14
Wheels were finished in standard L 91 Silber-metalic (Chromfarben) paintwork fitted with chrome hubcaps and chrome trim rings 111 601 155

Technical Data:

1200cc typ. 111* unbadged

Factory Fitted Optional Equipment:

M183 Hip belts for rear seats
M184 Three-point safety belts
M218 chrome hubcaps and chrome trim rings 111 601 155
M285 Adjustable front seat headrests


S708 Sonderaktion *’VW 1200’ Mit Aussenlackierung ‘Sonnengelb’, Innenausstattung ‘Curry” was only officially marketed in Germany.

A total of 1,500  Sunny Bugs  were produced 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:

An A3 sheet folded to make a four page A4 sized full colour brochure was printed for the Sunny Bug.

Further reading on this website:

Brochure courtesy KdF-WAGEN.de. Some information provided by Gebrueder Behling and Tim Sewe, Autohaus pics courtesy Anton Belousov. Sunny Bugs on Facebook.

This page last modified: 2021-05-10