Welcome to the GT Beetle website, the aim of the site is to tell people about the history of this
special edition beetle and have a register of all know GT's left. Only 2500 were made in three colours, lemon yellow, apple green and tomato red. The GT's colours were divided up as 50% lemon yellow (L15M), 10% apple green (L64M), 40% tomato red (L30M) The car was based on a european 1300s with the unique colours, it had it's own interior cloth material, gearstick , tunnel tray, padded dashboard, large rear light cluster and 4.5J steel wheels. It had a 1600 engine and upgraded gearbox which allowed the car to reach 80mph which was fast back in the day. It also had front disc brakes and was lighter than the standard model. Been a deluxe model there was also chrome trim around the windows. When buying the car it came with a 1300S badge, the customer then had the option of changing the badge to either a matt black or chrome GT badge. Apparently this increased the car insurance.
The paint codes were to the best of my research originally (maybe Belgium paint codes)
L15M Zitrongelb (9510) Yellow (Lemon)
L30M Tomatenrot (9511) Tomato Red
L64M Apfelgrun (9512) Apple Green
The Confusion begins as on VW Birth certificates the colours differ, I believe these are could be
L20A Chrome Yellow L32K Phoenix Red L61A Cliffe Green
This is because VW did not keep accurate records until the late 1990's
The GT's were made to celebrate the 300,000 beetle sold in Britain. They were made in a VW factory in Belgium, in Nov 1972. If the beetle has original glass then a "BE" water mark should be on the glass.
As well as the GT beetle register which is the main aim of the website also listed will be some of the rarer
special models which currently do not have a register.
Anybody wishing to add their GT or Special edition model to the website just send an email with a photo and detail and I will add the car to the website.
4.5J Steel Wheels, with black centre caps and black rounded nut covers
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GT Beetles found so far
Interior door cards in beige
GT interior cloth material
Wooden Gearstick with aluminium stick
The three badges 1300S, A chrome GT beetle badge and a matt black GT badge
GT tunnel tray
The Be stamp on the glass indicating where the car was made.
Look for the rivet on the left side of the windscreen in the corner. This was originally put on for the VW workers so they knew what options to add to the car.
New Style rear light