Model Year 1982 "JEANSBUG"
(Special edition S704)
Jeans edition, the "Jeans Bug" goes on sale in the spring 1982
(S704 Jeans Bug). As the whole production of Beetles since 1978, it was
constructed in Mexico, at the factory of Puebla and imported in Europe.
Mexican beetles have the particularity to have a rear window smaller than
the European models. It's the same rear window that the german versions
between 1965 and 1971. The rear valance is once again flat. Other
notorious modifications: the dual-circuit brakes system have a warning
light on the dashboard and the screenwhasher is now electric !
in two colors, Mars red and Alpine white, Jeans Bug receveid traditional
elements finished in black. It receives also a Jeans Bug logo on the rear
side panel and the engine cover. There is also a black and red stripes on
the door .
Chassis numbers: 11C000001 - 11C009836
Engine: 1200 / Identification letter: D
April 1, 1983. Switzerland applied a new strict law on the noise of the exhaust pipes. A lot of cars won't pass this test... of which the Volkswagen Beetle ! March 31, 1983 the last Beetle was sold therefore in Switzerland. It was a Alpin white Jeans bug registered BE 320637, this number represented the number of Beetles sold in Switzerland since 1948 !