Welcome to our site that's dedicated to the UK 1974 Jeans Beetle
The page on facebook initially was to log the process of our own Jeans Beetle but as my interest grew and I saw people commenting on there I decided to create a group so you the fellow Jeans owners could share your pics and stories, again this being on facebook, but I come to understand that not everyone likes or uses facebook, so now the web page is here for all to see, I'm also trying to get a UK database together for this little icon that is the '74 edition Jeans S761 officially known as the
"Jeans Bug" but other variants will be posted, for identification purposes.
Edit: the database is now up and running and giving back good results.
👉 UK Jeans List 👈
Of course if your jeans isn’t on this list or any details herein incorrect please do let us know using the contact form, but please leave a contact email so I can let you know of any updates, your privacy is paramount to us, and will not be shown to any third party.
Right then here’s your checklist, also check our reference guide page, link at the top of page.
Are you the proud owner of one of only 1600 Jeans made for the UK market?
The Jeans was produced for the 1974 model year that started in August 1973, these were given the special model number of S761 and known as the Jeans Bug it came with the following options for the UK:
M040 fuel gauge in speedo
M095 Wolfsburg radio
M173 155 sr 15 radial tyres
M282 passenger side sun visor
M610 12 volts system
M616 two reversing left lights
M976 4.5j X 15 Lemmerz GT wheels
S761 special model “jeans bug”
Z06 denim seat covers with pockets in the backrests
For the UK they were designated 112 (model type 1 with 1200 engine RHD).
Colour code is L16M Tunis Gelb and was the only colour available and unique to the Jeans, and was the only yellow in the colour palette for the 1974 beetle range.
Jeans cloth trim with yellow stitching, although the press pics show red stitching, door panels in blue vinyl with no pockets, carpet in grey with 4 rubber floor mats white sun visors inc passenger and a short headlining also in white, it also came with the GT gear lever & knob.
114 2 ### ###
First digit (type 1 beetle)
Second digit (saloon)
Third digit (model year) 1974 in our case.
Fourth digit (production after August 1969) i.e 1970's build the last six are unique serial to your bug.
The model year 1974 starts production in August 1973 through to July 1974.
We are not to be confused with JEANSBEETLES.COM Jean Michel has done a great job in creating that site, and over many years too, his site covers all the variations of the "Jeans Beetle" and is the place to visit if your wanting information on all other variants of the Jeans.
At jeansbeetle.com, we are solely concentrating on the UK variant, we don't want to confuse people as to the purpose of this site, we must stress it has nothing to do with "Volkswagen" or "Jean Michel's" site, but do hope to work in unison with Jean, all content on this site is my own work, but may have extracts from other authors, who will be credited for any pictures or words used.
As mentioned above, we're not the only website dedicated to the Jeans mark, our friends over at jeansbeetles.com & sebeetles.com have a great sites documenting all the variants of the jeans model.
Thanks for popping in, and enjoy the site, without your input this site wouldn’t exist, so thank you once again.