1974 World Cup ’74

Country and/or Category: Germany (Inland), World Cup '74 Edition | VIN range: not known | S-code(s): S724 |
Extras/Options M-code(s): 097, 102, 184, 289, 724

Paint and Upholstery: 999850, Cliff Green L61A, Black hoods, Leatherette Black, top Black

Paint and Upholstery: 

L61A (98, N7) Cliffgrün / Black leatherette (50) / Black hood (V1)  (build code 999850),

(Cliffgrün was a standard 1974 model year paint colours for the Beetle saloons but not normally available on the Karmann assembled 1303 Cabriolet .)

Technical Data: 

1600cc type 151-131 badged  “VW_1303_LS”

Factory Fitted Optional Equipment:

Special side stripes “World Cup ’74” with  ‘WM 74’ symbol on rear quarter panels and football style gearshift knob.
M 097 Blaupunkt  VW-Radio ‘Emden’ (KW, MW, LW)
M 102  Heated Rear Window
M 184 Automatic seat belts
M 289 Shear bolt for steering column tube fixing
S 724


Twenty five 1303 Super Beetle Convertible editions were produced by Karmann for members of the German World Cup Football Team of 1974.

In addition approximately 300 similar 1300cc 1303 Sedans were sold through Dealerships in Cliff Green, Rallye Yellow, Brilliant Orange and Senegal Red.

During 2014 a reunion with former owners and players was held at the Borussia-Park Stadium, Mönchengladbach.

The World Cup Cabriolet was produced by Wilhelm Karmann GmbH at Osnabrück (Germany).

Sales Literature:

Non produced.

Further reading on this website:

Introduction to the “World Cup ’74 Editions” Group of Editions.

The individual profiles for the World Cup Käfer and World Cup Kever.

World Cup ’74 Register

Information and b/w pictures courtesy vw-1303.de Other pictures courtesy Jan Walter.

This page last modified: 2020-01-21