1972 World Champion Beetle

Country and/or Category: Champion Edition, Europe, Republic of Ireland | VIN range: not known | S-code(s): not known |
Extras/Options M-code(s): M401 or M402, M228

Paint and Upholstery: 

L50B (48) Diamantblau / Diamond Blue (Corbel/IIF code 7469), Black (50) interior (basket weave pattern)

(Diamantblau was a standard colour for 1969-70 model Beetles) 

Technical Data: 

1200cc typ. 114 unbadged

[M401 or M402 CKD (completely knocked-down) production.]

Factory Fitted Optional Equipment: 

Weltmeister (World Champion) 4½J x 15 (ET 34) (Lemmerz 1511/VW 000 071 475 B) Sports wheels complete with silver wheel nut caps and hexagonal VW aluminium stub covers, glovebox medallion and:

M228 – Padded Dashboard


Just 300 Champion Beetles were assembled locally in Ireland by MDL at their Naas Road, Dublin, factory. Compliant with the “CKD” import regulations MDL sourced their paint locally from “Corbel Paints” of Irish Industrial Finishes. As with all other Irish built Beetles, they also received the “Shamrock” etched glass, supplied by Triplex in Tipperary.

Sales Literature:

Non produced

Further reading on this website:

Introduction to the Champion Group of Editions.

The individual profiles for 15 Millionth, Baja Champion SE, Campeão do Mundo, and Marathon Weltmeister.

Information kindly provided by Trevor Brady.

This page last modified: 2019-11-06