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M-Codes for the Karmann Ghia

M-Code Description Models Market
2 U.S. Equipment 141-144 USA, ?
5 Saxomat
36 bhp engine
from Engine No. 5 000 001 up to 9 800 000
from Engine No. D 0 000 001 up to D 0 095 049


141-144
141-144
 
8 Unknown
Seen on LHD 1959 Bernina Blue Ghia, Destination: England - converted to RHD on arrival
   
9 Yellow taillights
up to Chassis No. 146 1021 300
Automatic transmission
from Chassis No. 148 071 440
141-144

141-144
Australia, Italy
11 Sealed-beam headlights, flashing indicators with side marker lights, red taillights, emergency lights,
dual circuit brake warning light, reverse lights, without headlight flasher, parking lights, and steering lock
from Chassis No. 148 000 001 up to 149 1200 000
(from Chassis No. 149 1200 001 without emergency light)

Sealed-beam headlights, flashing indicators with side marker lights, red taillights, buzzer for
ignition-starter switch, side marker reflectors, reverse lights in taillights, dual circuit brake warning light,
but without headlight flasher, parking lights, and steering lock
from Chassis No. 140 2000 001 up to 141 3200 000

Sealed-beam headlights, flashing indicators with side marker lights, red taillights, buzzer for ignition
starter switch, dual circuit brake warning light, but without headlight flasher, parking lights, and steering lock
from Chassis No. 142 2000 001
141, 143 USA, Canada
14 Inscription "Volkswagen" instead of VW 1300, VW 1500
up to Chassis No. 140 3100 000
141-144 Export
17 With mounting points for lap safety belts
up to Chassis No. 146 1021 300
141-144  
18 Larger reflector in indicator/brake light    
19 Without headlight flasher
from Chassis No. 148 000 001 up to 149 1200 000
141-144  
20 Speedometer in miles 141-144 Export
26 With activated carbon container for absorbing fuel vapor
from Chassis No. 140 2000 001 up to 142 3200 000
141-144 California
27 With lap belt reel fixture
from Chassis No. 147 000 001 up to 147 999 000
141-144 USA, Canada
27 Lap belt roller OR compliance with US West Coast Emissions Regulations 141-144 USA, Canada
30 With headlight flasher and simultaneous license plate illumination 141, 143 Austria
34 Parking light warning light, side-mounted flashing indicators, flashing indicators, front (white-yellow)
and with additional rear reflectors
up to Chassis No. 142 3200 000
from Chassis No. 143 2000 001


141-144
141, 143
 
37 Without emergency light system 141-144 France, Italy
46 Side-mounted flashing indicators 141-144 Denmark
47 With reverse light
from Chassis No. 147 000 001 up to 149 1200 000
141-144  
50 Dual circuit brake warning light
from Chassis No. 148 000 001
141-144  
54 Lockable glove compartment lid
from Chassis No. 149 000 001
143, 144  
55 Steering lock with ignition starter switch
from Chassis No. 147 000 001 up to 149 1200 000
141-144 Export (Germany:
standard equipment)
58 Overriders front and rear
from Chassis No. 142 2000 001
141-144  
59 Gearshift lock with ignition starter switch
up to Chassis No. 146 1021 300
141-144 Export (Germany:
standard equipment)
60 Eberspacher heater 141, 143 Canada
62 Water container with smaller air chamber and additional air hose;
from Chassis No. 149 000 001 up to 140 3100 000
additional rear view mirror: outer, right, convex
141-144 Sweden
67 77 Ah battery, 6 volt
Seen on '57 Ghia
   
82 Mounting parts for first aid kit
from Chassis No. 141 2000 001
141-144  
89 Laminated windshield 141-144 Export
102 Rear window glass (heatable)
from Chassis No. 145 000 001
from Chassis No. 149 862 321

143, 144
141, 142
 
107 Bumper guards
up to Chassis No. 141 3200 000
141-144  
108 Custom Model
(Details unknown)
Seen on LHD 1959 Bernina Blue Ghia, Destination: England - converted to RHD on arrival
   
124 Yellow headlights and safety rear view mirror 141-144 France
128 White wall tires    
138 With sealed-beam headlights, red taillights, emergency light, but without headlight flasher
up to Chassis No. 147 999 000

With sealed-beam headlights, red taillights, but without headlight flasher
from Chassis No. 148 000 001 up to 149 1200 000

Sealed-beam headlights, front flashing indicators with side marker lights, reverse lights in brake/indicator lights, red taillights
from Chassis No. 140 2000 001 up to 141 3200 000

Sealed-beam headlights, front flashing indicators with side marker lights, red taillights
from Chassis No. 142 2000 001 up to 141 3200 000

Sealed-beam headlights, front flashing indicators with side marker lights
from Chassis No. 143 2000 001
141-144 Export
139 Sealed Beam Headlamps and Red Rear Lamp Lenses    
154 Air correction jet 170 141,144  
157 44 bhp engine - 53 SAE with exhaust control system, with activated carbon container for absorbing fuel vapor
from Chassis No. 148 000 001 up to 149 1200 000

47 bhp engine - 57 SAE with exhaust control system, with activated carbon container for absorbing fuel vapor
from Chassis No. 140 2000 001 up to 140 3100 000

48 bhp engine - 58 SAE with exhaust control system, with activated carbon container for absorbing fuel vapor
from Chassis No. 142 2000 001

50 bhp engine - 60 SAE with exhaust control system, with activated carbon container for absorbing fuel vapor
from Chassis No. 141 2000 001 up to 141 3200 000
141-144 USA, Canada
184 Three point safety belt, front
from Chassis No. 142 2360 245
141, 143 Not for USA, Canada
185 Three point safety belt, front seat
from Chassis No. 148 000 001 up to 142 432 005
from Chassis No. 142 432 006

141-144
141, 143
USA, Canada
187 Headlights for left-hand traffic 141-144 Left hand traffic
194 Additional mirror, outside convex    
206 Rear view mirror, inner, anti-dazzle 141-144  
227 Higher front seat backrest (headrest)
from Chassis No. 148 000 001
141-144  
228 Padded strip - instrument panel
from Chassis No. 149 000 001
141, 143  
261 Additional outer rear view mirror; right, plane
from Chassis No. 148 000 001
141, 143  
350 US Equipment 141, 143  
355 US Equipment
MPH-speedometer, Sealed-Beam Headlamps, Hazard Warning System Without Flasher, Laminated Windscreen, Ram Protection, Reversing Light, 6 Volt-system (standard), 6 Volt-system (US-equipment)
141, 143  
473 Unknown
Seen on 12/57 Coupe
   
528 Additional outer rear view mirror; right, convex
from Chassis No. 149 000 001
   
556 Upholstery leatherette Silver Beige    
559 Upholstery leatherette Ice Blue    
560 Upholstery leatherette combination black/green    
564 Upholstery leatherette Stone Beige    
571 Black Top 141, 143  
577 Slate Grey Top 141, 143  
578 Sand Beige Top    
582 Black Top    
584 Unknown - Upholstery?
Seen on '59 Convertible
   
592 Upholstery leatherette Red    
597 Upholstery leatherette Blue    
598 Unknown upholstery
Seen on May, 1958 Coupe
   
601 Special equipment package:
from Chassis No. 148 000 001 up to 148 999 000
comprising:
M47: reverse light
M102: heatable rear window (only 143, 144), emergency light system, dual circuit brake warning light,
padded strip for instrument panel (LHD only: 141, 143)
141-144  
602 Special equipment package:
from Chassis No. 148 000 001 up to 148 999 000
comprising:
emergency light system, dual circuit brake warning light, padded strip for instrument panel (LHD only: 141, 143)
141-144  
610 12 volt system
up to Chassis No. 147 999 000
141-144  
616 Reverse light in brake/indicator light
from Chassis No. 140 2000 001 up to 141 3100 000
141-144  
617 Water container with decreased air capacity and additional air hose
from Chassis No. 148 000 001 up to 140 3100 000
141-144  
652 Interval relay - windshield wiper
from Chassis No. 142 2000 001
141-144  
950 Laminated Glass Windshield    
951 Exterior Rear-View Mirror    
952 Bumper Overrider Bars (only available on or after January 3, 1958 production)    
958 Unknown
Seen on '58 Coupe
   
976 Custom rims - 4 1/2 J x 15 (5) 141-144  
986 Unknown
Seen on '59 Coupe
   


Thanks to Dave M for providing a copy of this information


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