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Model 1975 Jeans III (special edition S744) 

In October 74, The third production of Jeans ( S744 Jeans III, models 111 and 112 ) receives the modifications brought to the Beetle for the model year 1975. the front indicators disappears of the summit of the fenders to come on the front bumper, new headlights, the rear valance is now curved. As its eldest of 1974, Jeans 75 have elements finished in black and receive on the side of the car, the same black adhesive stripe with the motif "Jeans". 
4000 Jeans III were produced
(see below the birth certificate of the Carsten's Jeans beetle)

 

The production of the beetle ends July 1st, 1974 at 11h19 from the factory of Wolfsburg. 11 916 519 beetles have been built there since 1945. the Beetle is now produced in the Hanover, Emdens and Brussels factories

Bodywork:
colors in 1975:

L20C Nepalorange

L28N Orange, L20B Leucht Orange and L16M Tunis Gelb were also indicated.


Equipments:
Jeans 75 are equipped of: H4 halogens headlights, heated rear window and a rear fog light. The options can vary according to the country of delivery

Interior:
Most models receive a padded dashboard. The headliner is a white short model, the sun visors are white too. It seems that all Jeans 75 don't have been equipped of seats with head rests.

 

VW certificate for a Jeans beetle constructed December 9, 1974 for the french market. Note that this Jeans have been constructed in Belgium.

Thanks to Olivier Millon for the certificate 

Equipments:
M123: Without radio pre-equipment
M124: Yellow headlights (french market)
M173: Radial tires 155 SR 15
M228: Dash panel cover
M976: Sport wheel Lemmertz "GT" 4J X 15
S744: Special edition Jeans 
Z06 M-Package: understanding options: 
M040: Fuel gauge indicator in speedometer
M102: Heated rear window
M167: Front passenger handhold and clothes hook
M206: Inside day/night mirror
M282: Front passenger sun visor pad
M610: 12 Volt system

M equipments with the diagnostic card

Thanks to Franck for the diagnostic Card

 

VW certificate for a Jeans beetle constructed October 16, 1974 and livery in Darmstadt, Germany.

Thanks to Carsten Dettmer for the certificate 
Equipments:
M549: 3-Point seat belt
M289 Breakaway screws on steering-wheel lock

Mcode M289 (photo Carsten Dettmer)

 

(photo Carsten Dettmer)

Wheels:
Lemmertz "GT" en 4J X 15.

Mecanical

Chassis:
Front axle with torsion bars.  
Brakes: Dual-circuit brake, 4 drums. 
wheelbase: 2400 mm. 

 

Chassis numbers: month per month to know the approximate date of construction of your Jeans beetle
October 1974
chassis :  115 2 028 300 -> 115 2 049 312
November 1974
chassis :  115 2 049 313 -> 115 2 120 504
December 1974
chassis :  115 2 120 505 -> 115 2 143 743
January 1975
chassis :  115 2 143 744 -> 115 2 171 603
February 1975
chassis :  115 2 171 604 -> 115 2 187 424
March 1975
chassis :  115 2 171 604 -> 115 2 187 424
April 1975
chassis :  115 2 204 330 -> 115 2 231 711
May 1975
chassis :  115 2 231 712 -> 115 2 248 549
June 1975
chassis :  115 2 248 550 -> 115 2 259 792
July 1975
chassis :   115 2 259 793 -> 115 2 266 092

Engine: 1200 / Identification letter: D

Bore (mm): 77   
Stroke (mm): 64
Effective capacity (cm3): 1192
Compression ratio: 7,0
Maximum power: 34 hp at 3600 rpm
Maximum torque: 84 Nm at 2000 rpm

Engine numbers:

D 1284227  (1st August 1974) - D 1347142 (31 july 1975)

 

Electricity: 12 volts system, with alternator.

Brochures:

Brochure for Jeans year-model 1975 (Germany, 1974.)

Press:

Dutch article of the model 1975. Note, at the bottom of the page, the presentation of the "Jeans Kit"

 


 

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