The VW 1200 a Standard Beetle 1965 1966 is simply equipped and was the cheapest Volkswagen Beetle. Today the Standard Beetles are very rare compared to the deluxe Beetles.

The 1200A Beetle was produced between 1965 and 1966. The 1200 A Beetle is also called European Standard Model.

There are differences between a 1965 1200A and a 1966 1200A model. For example they have different wheels, hubcaps and front axle. But the special Standard Beetle only features are the same.

Below are detailed pictures of my ruby red VW 1200 A Standard Beetle build in December 1965.

VW 1200 a Standard Beetle 1965 backside VW 1200 a Standard Beetle 1965 backside
VW 1200 a Standard Beetle 1965 side view VW 1200 a Standard Beetle 1965 side view
VW 1200a Bug aluminum L93 wiper arms and steel grey L328 hood emblem. VW 1200a Bug aluminum L93 wiper arms and steel grey L328 hood emblem.
VW 1200a side view mirror and mounting screw in steel grey. VW 1200a side view mirror and mounting screw in steel grey.
The Volkswagen Standard Beetle has only one horn grill painted in body color. The bumper is painted in steel grey. The bumper bracket is black L41 or aluminum L93. The Volkswagen Standard Beetle has only one horn grill painted in body color. The bumper is painted in steel grey. The bumper bracket is black L41 or aluminum L93.
VW Standard Bug vent window is painted in body color. The outer door window seal is with chrome and not black. VW Standard Bug vent window is painted in body color. The outer door window seal is with chrome and not black.
VW Standard Bug front indicator light is painted in body color. VW Standard Bug front indicator light is painted in body color.
VW 1200A hubcaps are steel grey L328. The wheels are pearl white L87 and black L41. VW 1200A hubcaps are steel grey L328. The wheels are pearl white L87 and black L41.
Volkswagen Beetle 1200A with 1200 hood emblem Volkswagen Beetle 1200A with 1200 hood emblem
VW Standard 1200 A Beetle dashboard with Petri three spoke wheel in silver beige L466, rear view mirror with black arm and wiper switch with single speed. VW Standard 1200 A Beetle dashboard with Petri three spoke wheel in silver beige L466, rear view mirror with black arm and wiper switch with single speed.
The VW 1200A Standard has no door contact switch for the dome light. The VW 88 emergency switch under the dashboard is not original but necessary. My Beetle has a 1965 T1 Split Bus indicator switch with high beam function which was installed for the first owner. The VW 1200A Standard has no door contact switch for the dome light. The VW 88 emergency switch under the dashboard is not original but necessary. My Beetle has a 1965 T1 Split Bus indicator switch with high beam function which was installed for the first owner.
VW 1200 A seat frame, gear lever and hand brake are painted in grey black L43. My Standard Beetle has art leather seats from Volkswagen Werk for +30 DM (Deutsche Mark). VW 1200 A seat frame, gear lever and hand brake are painted in grey black L43. My Standard Beetle has art leather seats from Volkswagen Werk for +30 DM (Deutsche Mark).
VW Standard Beetle has a fuel tap reserve switch. The floor mat before the gear lever is simply. There is no floor mat between gear lever and hand brake. This Beetle has Saxomat and so the shift lever is different and the clutch pedal is missing. The brake pedal with two pedal pads was installed for the first owner. VW Standard Beetle has a fuel tap reserve switch. The floor mat before the gear lever is simply. There is no floor mat between gear lever and hand brake. This Beetle has Saxomat and so the shift lever is different and the clutch pedal is missing. The brake pedal with two pedal pads was installed for the first owner.
VW Standard Bug luggage area cardboard. The rear seat cover bar is grey black L43. VW Standard Bug luggage area cardboard. The rear seat cover bar is grey black L43.
VW Standard Beetle trunk VW Standard Beetle trunk