1974 Winter Beetle

Country and/or Category: Germany (Inland) | VIN range: not known | S-code(s): not known |
Extras/Options M-code(s): 1303: Z01

Paint and Upholstery: 

1200:     L27N (*) Signalorange/Signal Orange, Grey/black (29) (Houndstooth check cloth)

1200L:   L61A (N7) Cliffgrün/Cliff Green, Black (37) (cloth)

1303:     L10A (D7) Rallyegelb/Rallye Yellow, Black (37) (cloth)

1303S:  L32K (*) Phoenixrot/Phoenix Red, Black (37) (cloth)

Cliffgrün and Rallyegelb were normal 1974 model year colours for the Beetle saloon. Signalorange and Phoenixrot were 1974 Karmann palette colours not normally used on standard production Beetles saloons and therefore had black, instead of paint colour matched, plastic beading between the body and wings for these models.

*= Various brochure codes exist – see >Articles> Paint Tables> Table P-E.1.

Technical Data: 

1200cc typ. 111 unbadged

1200cc typ. 113 unbadged

1300cc typ. 133 badged “VW 1303”

1600cc typ. 135  badged “VW 1303 S”

Factory Fitted Optional Equipment: 


Additional package (Zusatzpaket) Z01 Schlechtwetterpaket together with:
M616  Reversing lights incorporated into the real light lens


Additional package (Zusatzpaket) Z01 Schlechtwetterpaket together with:
M 976  4½J x15 (Lemmerz) sports  style wheels

L -paket (1) An anti-glare rearview mirror. (2) Make- up mirror in the passenger sun visor. (3) Padded dashboard, dual-circuit brake warning lamp, two position fresh air fan and lockable glove box. (4) Second ashtray in the rear. (5) Second door pocket. (6) Carpet (the driving position with rubber pad ). (7) Two reversing lights. (8) rubber strips on the bumpers .

1303 and 1303S:

Additional package (Zusatzpaket) Z01 Schlechtwetterpaket together with:
M 098 Blaupunkt  VW-Radio ‘Ingolstadt’ (KW, MW, LW,UKW)
M 172 Steel-belted radial tires, 155 SR 15,

The additional package (Zusatzpaket) Z01 Schlechtwetterpaket (bad weather package) comprised of:
45 Ah Battery
Rear fog lamp
Intermittent wiper switch
Automatic wash/wipe
Halogen fog light


An Edition of sales promotion models for the German home market (“inland”) offering a saving over the normal combined list price of the car plus extras and on two of the models a chance to own a non-standard paint colour finish.

The promotional prices (and savings) were:

1200:  DM 5,999 (DM 155)

1200L: DM 6,299 (DM 155)

1303:  DM 7,499 (DM 450)

1303S: DM 7,699 (DM480)

The  Winter Beetles were produced by Volkswagen AG at Wolfsburg (Germany) between 17/11/1973 and 25/01/1974

Sales Literature:

Non produced.

Further reading on this website:

SEB Production Articles::

E.3 – Badging

E.4 – Types

E.5 – Wheels

E.6 – European paint inclusive of Tables P-E.1 to P-E.7

Magazine cover courtesy Jan Walter

This page last modified: 2022-02-24