Model year 1974
"JEANS" (special edition S761)
Jeans beetle is presented to the public in September 1973, but the first models leave the factory in August. It's officially designated by the factory as "S761 Jeans" ( S for Sondermodelle, meaning special model or, more precisely special edition) but will be referenced in the VW lists as the "Jeans Bug". It's constructed on the model 111 and 112 of the model year 1974 (111: Type 1 - model 1200/1200 L - left-hand driving; 112: Type 1 - model 1200/1200 L - right-hand driving). Jeans will receive the color "Tunis Gelb" and the elements usually chromium-plated on the basic beetle, will be painted here in black. A black stripe is affixed on the flanks of the car with Jeans logo. Another logo is on the engine hood.
Front and rear bumpers, headlights trim, bonnet, boot and door lock, front blinkers, external mirror, exhaust tailpipes and the rear hood lock are painted in black. The trim strips and window frame are elements in anodized black aluminium. Note that running board don't have trim strips, that the bumpers are underlined with a silver stripe and the lock of the rear hood is a push button.
Seats with integrated headrestraints (M227 option) were available in some countries.
edition received various equipments. Equipments are: 12 volts system,
Lemmertz GT sports wheels, passenger sun visor, fuel gauge in the
speedometer, "sport" gear lever, reverse light and the
Blaupunkt "Wolfsburg" radio. We can note some differences of equipment according to the countries of delivery.
4½J X 15 Lemmertz "GT" wheels.
1974 "JEANS 74" (special edition S714 and S716)
Further versions were lauched in 1974: the "S714 Jeans 74" (model 111) is destined to the german market and the "S716 Jeans 74", destined to the export (on models 111 and 112). Few differences between these new editions and the S761 edition. We can note the introduction of new color/uphostery combinations and some equipments, as the wheels, heated rear window or gear lever.
On the S714/S716 model, colors of the upholstery are associated to the different bodywork colors:
Jeans S714/S716 Phoenix Rot L32K: Black jeans cloth with orange sewings. Black door panel with pocket. Grey carpet with 4 rubber floor mates. At the roof: 2 white sunvisors and the headliner is a short model. it is also in white color.
Jeans S714/S716 Marino Gelb L20A: Blue jeans cloth with yellow sewings. Blue door panel with pocket. Grey carpet with 4 rubber floor mates. At the roof: 2 white sunvisors and the headliner is a short model. it is also in white color.
Jeans S714/S716 Brillant Gelb L11C: Green jeans cloth with yellow sewings. Green door panel with pocket. Grey carpet with 4 rubber floor mates. At the roof: 2 white sunvisors and the headliner is a short model. it is also in white color.
Seats with integrated headrestraints (M227 option) and the padded dashboard (M228 option) were available in some countries. Here, these equipments on a S714 Jeans beetle.
et S716 Jeans were equipped with heated rear window whose switch is
located under the control panel, above the carry-fuse. They also received
H4 Halogen headlights. Inside, the speed gear lever receives a golf ball
in manner of pommel and the doors panels have pocket. Rear view mirror with day/night position (M206 option).
4½J X 15 Lemmertz "GT" wheels for the German market Jeans beetle (S714 edition)
Engine: 1200 / identification letter: D
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