1983 Winter-Käfer Eisblau

Country and/or Category: Europe, Winter-Käfer Edition | VIN range: not known | S-code(s): S708 |
Extras/Options M-code(s): M218

Paint and Upholstery:

LG5Y Eisblau metallic / 6HJ (**) Graublau ‘Panama’ tweed cloth upholstery facings / *** (**) ** upholstery leatherette, door cards etc., 2HH Graublau (white) carpet in the footwell and luggage area, second edition W23 1984 6AZ Schwarz (black) carpet in the footwell and luggage area

Accent to the paintwork was provided by:
Schwarz/silber decor stripe set underneath the chrome waist line trim and to the lower body side 111 898 524E (right) and 111 898 525E (left)

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:

MW/VHF ‘‘Braunschweig’’ radio

M218 chrome hubcaps and chrome trim rings 111 601 155


S708 Sonderaktion *VW 1200 Mit Aussenlackierung ‘Eisblau-metallic’, Innenausstattung ‘Graublau”  was officially marketed in Germany, Austria and Italy.

A total of 3,200  Winter-Käfer Eisblau  were produced in two batches by Volkswagen de México, S.A. de C.V., Puebla, Mexico,  for export to Europe.

The initial shipment into Germany was released on 18th August 1983 followed by a second shipment of 1,700 cars in August 1984. 

* (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 Aubergine-Käfer in slightly different versions for each of the three recipient markets.

Further reading on this website:

Brochure courtesy KdF-WAGEN.de Some information provided by Gebrueder Behling and Tim Sewe. Courtesy Kaefer Revue/Heiko P. Wacker. Print ad courtesy Alexander V. Rothkirch.

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