The Jeans beetle is certainly the most known special
edition among Beetles enthusiasts.
This limited edition has been produced in a big number
between 1973 and 1975. and is perpetuated, in a more
discreet way, repeatedly all along the career of the
To find some information about Jeans beetles is not
easy thing. I created these pages to regroup all
information that I could glean on the web, during VW
meetings, or on some books dedicated to the beetle.
These pages are not certainly exhaustive. but I hope,
with the help of jeans beetles enthusiasts, this site
will evolve and will enrich it.
Jean Michel Renaux.
...I hope my English won't be too bad!
24, 2008: Hi
all ! Here is a small update of Jeansbeetles! No, I
didn't stop the research of information about Jeans
beetles... but it becomes difficult to find some news.
Super VW National 2007: A very humid edition... I
could meet Aurélien Faquin and his brother, amateurs
of Jeans beetles. The first drive a Mexican 95 model
and the second in a model... that he invented and the
result is very nice ! Here is the jeans beetle
"washed stone" with his "faded"
cloth assorted to the outside color of the beetle.
bravo Aurélien !
On the road again !
Jeans beetle, driven by Kees and Josette
Berger, participated at the
Amsterdam-Beijing rally in 2006. 17650 km of
adventure in detail on their site:
frenche enthusiast, Florent Gaufreteau, had
participated at "le Rallye de l'Europe"
in 1992 with his S716 Jeans beetle.
is the author of the posters
"Coccinelle VW Evolution" where we
can see a yellow Jeans beetle.
Kit : I ended up finding a set of N.O.S slipcovers,
the kit is now complete. I am going to make reprint
a set of sticker with the lateral strips, the logos
and the famous sewings specific to the Jeans Kit.
will also be a set of "original" stickers
for 74-75 Jeans beetles. If you are interested by a
set, contact me.
Update of the page Documents
with 3 advertisements of the 1982 Jeansbug
Update of the page collectors
with a keyring and a beautiful poster paints with an
Update of the page census
with news Jeans beetles from Italy, England,
France and Slovenia.
Here are 2 websites dedicated to
specials editions "Big" and "Special
here is a message destined to the British owners of Jeans
---------anyone in the u.k who has a jeans beetle . i'm thinking of setting up a e- mail group . possibly leading to forum and website dedicated to jeans beetles in the u.k finding out which shows people are attending and technical help. anyone interested should contact me
a Jeans beetle model year 2000 is to sell in UK. Contact:
23, 2006: Small
update of the website in this december end. I wish
you a merry christmas.
I have updated the page of the collectors,
with a new Jeans item seen on Ebay and a new post
René, a Dutch internaut, sent me the link of
a website showing the "heavy" restoration
of his Jeans beetle. A very impressive work! www.volksrepairs.nl
here, a QSL card of a Wolfsburg's amateur-radio
operator, that shows an assembly line where 2 S716
Jeans beetles are assembled . A rare photo seen on www.bugmag.de
. Unfortunately, I could not have any other
Found on the web by Geoffroy Lhoest, This Jeans
victim of a genetic mutation...
I complete my Jeans Kit gradually. 4 N.O.S hubcaps
have just joined my small collection. I research a
kit of Seats covers N.O.S or in very good condition
hesitate to contact me.
To finish, update of the page census
with 6 news Jeans from Italy, Ireland, Holland,
Belgium and France.
Summer holidays are finished ! I hope
that you have fun with your Jeans beetles during
and Karim's Jeans beetles to the Seventy's
Kafer Team's meeting at Vezoul
is the last news since the month of June:
I discovered, by chance, the VW community in Finland
and I tried to know if Jeans beetles had been
imported in this country. The answer is positive
because I could find 3 of them quickly, in beautiful
conditions. You can recover them on the page census
could see only Jeans beetles, S716 editions, and all
were equipped of protection of rear fender. It
appears that this accessory is very current on the
Finnish beetles. Indeed, in the northern countries
as Finland or Sweden, there were a lot of
gravelroads and this accessory protects rear
fender's paintwork from stones and other things. It
seems, on the other hand, that it is not an
accessory gone up in factory .
After some months of research, here is what I could
discover on the very unrecognized "Jeans
Kit." This kit permitted to make one Jeans look
any beetle. The end of the mystery of the blue or
green Jeans beetles? I dedicated a page to this
Jeans beetle in a movie ! Richard, a British
internaut, whose parents drove a Jeans beetle,
signalled me the existence of an English movie
dating 1974 or the hero's buddy drive a brand new
Jeans beetle. Several sequences of the movie make
appear the Jeans beetle in her environment of the
seventies. Discover a sequence of the movie to the
big thank you to Richard to have made me know this
Rambouillet: The Vintage Classique took place last
September 16. As usual, the court of the Bergerie
Nationale was full of our favorite VW in original
configurations. A few beautiful specimens of post-67
beetles were present of which 3 special editions of
the seventies: Bruno's 1303 Big, come from the Pas
de Calais, Nicolas's 1302 "World Champion"
and my Jeans beetle. We benefitted from this to make
To finish, I update the page Collectors,
with a new post card.
- Update of the page documents,
with a new Dutch ad dating of February 1974.
- Update of the page census,
with 8 news Jeans come from France, Italy, Belgium
The Super VW
National 2006 lived ! A great meeting where I could
meet some Jeans beetles owners, all very passionate
by this model. I could count and could admire 7
Jeans on the site, of which a rare 95. Next year, we
will tempt to regroup all the Jeans beetles present
and make a beautiful family's photo.
jeans beetles were regrouped on the
rare 1995 Mexican jeans beetle
at the swap-meet, this bonnet of a 74
Jeans, S716 edition, in L11C BrilliantGelb
promised, I park my Jeans with the
beautiful 1303 "Big" of Geoffroy
Lhoest, Who comes next year with a 1303
1303 "'City", third special
edition of September 1973. It's a model
become very rare!
I had dreamed to find one (without big hope), the
dream became reality ! and New Old Stock ! This
pretty gear speed lever, probably an element of the
"Kit Jeans" joined my personal collection.
Update of the collectors
with 2 post
cards found at the Beetleshop.
Update of the census
page with 4 news Jeans beetles
looking for information about the "Jeans
Kit" , sold in the VW concessions in 1974 - see
the page Help
No comment !
Renault invents the first jeans that drive.
2006: in 10
days, will take place the Super
VW National 2006 at
Thenay ! As everybody, I work the details of my
beetle to participate at this big meeting. I hope to
meet some owners of Jeans beetles there!
- I wrote to the museum of Wolfsburg to get the
birth certificate of my Jeans beetle. You will find
the procedure to get this certificate at the page files
of the site.
At the same page, the manufacture of a tool to
extract rear wheel bearing (in french)
Update of the page Documents
with a new German ad for 1975 Jeans beetles, sent by
Stefan Langer. Vielen Dank Stefan !
Update of the census
page with 5 news Jeans beetles
Sad but rare old photo of a S716 Jeans beetle ! I
hope that this accident with a Citroen 2cv of the
Post Service didn't end too badly for the drivers!
document transmitted by Geoffroy Lhoest
The text on the
door of the Jeans is:
"Hugo Van Praag, lesdienst op naaimachines"
(Hugo Van Praag, The service for the sewing
To finish, a photo of the beautiful "Big"
beetle of Geoffroy Lhoest. The" Big" is a
special edition appeared at the same time as Jeans
beetle and, as them, "Big" beetles must be
restored now !
26, 2006: Hello,
and as it's not too late, I wish to all visitors of
the site, an happy new year 2006!
- New on this site, a page of classified ads: for
page will be dedicated to the sale or the research
of Jeans beetles, of spare parts of Jeans or Goodies
having a report with Jeans beetles. Useless
therefore to send me an announcement for parts for
oval window or 48 IDA carbs for an Old School
project, I would not publish them.
- Update of the census
page with 8 news Jeans from France, Italy, England
I suppressed (temporarily) the page of the
prototypes. I'm in waiting of information to this
finish, Stefan Langer transmitted me some documents
about the Jeans Polo ! left in 1976, this special
edition of the Polo takes the features that made the
success of the Jeans beetle: flashy bodywork and
Jeans upholstery ! pretty isn't it ?
Hi all, the winter came back ! It is time to bring
your Jeans beetle in the garage and to lavish her
some care. For mine, the disassembly of her gearbox
for a good cleaning is in forecasting. If you don't
have anything of foreseen in the immediate, you can
thumb the additions and updates of the pages of this
site :) !
- Update of the Details pages: model
year 1974, model
year 1975 , model
year 1976 , model
- Update of the census
page or come to be added 4 Jeans beetles.
- Update of the collectors
- Update of the links
- A page dedicated to the prototypes and other
models of presentations.
- A page dedicated to the advertisements, documents
of agents and other articles of press: Documents
I have a contact with two owners of yellow Jeans
beetles. One of them comes of very far... indeed,
Pierre, its owner brought back it from France to
Nouméa, in New Caledonia! A beautiful travel for
this Jeans that is going to be restored soon.
indicated me the paint code L11C "Brilliant
Gelb" and not the L13M "Saturn Gelb"
as I had announced it. The upholstery of these Jeans
is in the green color
and to finish this update, this Jeans beetle with a
"vintage" look seen on an English meeting
! étonnant non ?
27: 10 days
of vacations in Jeans beetle ! A jaunt of nearly
2000 km to go to the excellent vw show of the Cap
d'Agde, in the south of France, last September 10
"Aubergine beetle" in very
beautiful condition. Beetles constructed
after August 1967 is not even recognized to
their just value in France, some models are
yet as rare as of Splits or ovals windows...
the way home, visit to the Tommy's Dinner
Café, near Toulouse. It missed only some
Hot Rods or other American cars to be back
in the fifties...
updated the accessories
pages with some novelties, and 3 Jeans beetles, from
Belgium, Italy and France, join the census.
! I begin to collect some infos on the different
models of Jeans, more especially on the models year
1974, I would put update this page shortly.
on the net, a Mexican Jeans beetle surprised on a
site of auction. Its metalized color (Violettmetallic
indicates the classified ad) surprised me a lot. I
hope to have some infos on this car.
seen on the web, the new Jeans (New) Beetle
finish, 5 new Jeans beetles have been added to the
The site is
on line! I hope that this website exclusively
reserved to Jeans beetles will please you. you're