Champagne Edition II Parts List

by Vincent Molenaar and Richard Atwell
(c) Copyright 2004-2011

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If you own a Champagne Edition II (CEII) Bus or Westfalia produced from 1/78 - 4/78 you own a unique piece of bus history. It had an unusual color scheme and many of the interior parts were Saddle Brown instead of the usual black. It even had racing stripes on the outside!

How many parts were colored brown? More that you would imagine. If you are looking for brown parts and either can't locate locate them or can't tell if they are truly brown because the sun has faded them, here is a list of parts to help you with your restoration.


Body colors:


Part Numbers:

Material Drawing Item Part# Code 1/79 # Dropped Description/Comments
plastic 24 21 211 255 481B 90V   1 10/81 Trim plate, left - heater vent
plastic 24 21 211 255 482B 90V   1   Trim plate, right - heater vent (not mentioned in dropped parts list)
plastic 25 18 221 259 219A 90V   1   Connecting piece - air duct, left
plastic 25 18 221 259 220A 90V   1   Connecting piece - air duct, right
paint 25 26 211 259 241   2   Cover - fresh air vent
plastic 25 45 211 259 471 90V   2   Outlet - fresh air (the part itself reads 211 259 473)
plastic 25 46 221 259 621C 90V   1   Air duct - cab door, left
plastic 25 46 221 259 622C 90V   1   Air duct - cab door, right
plastic 38 32 221 415 651G 90V Y 1   Steering wheel with self-canceling ring
plastic 38 39 211 415 669 90V   1   Cap (the part itself reads 211 415 671)
plastic 57 4 311 711 141 90V   1 see rmrk Knob - gearshift lever (might be 141 711 141 D 90V dropped 07/82)
plastic 58 23 211 711 421 90V   1   Handle - handbrake
plastic 58 27 211 711 429 90V   1   cap
plastic 58 28 211 711 435A 90V   1   Trim plate - handbrake
plastic 65 2 211 805 045B 90V Y 1   Instrument panel (LHD)
paint 65 7 211 805 155D   1   Cover plate - instrument panel
plastic 71 15 221 837 019 90V   1 06/81 Release lever, door lock, left (the one for Golf is dropped 08/96 171 837 019 90V)
plastic 71 15 221 837 020 90V   1 06/81 Release lever, door lock, right (the one for Golf is dropped 08/96 171 837 020 90V)
plastic 71 47 171 837 235 90V Y 2 available Escutcheon - release lever
plastic 71 52 311 837 247 90V   2 11/96 Trim plate - release lever
plastic 72 24 321 837 581A 90V Y 2 available Handle - Window winder
plastic 72 26 111 837 595A 90V N 2 available Packing - for window winder handle
plastic 72 26A 825 837 599 90V   1   Cap for knob (1976 US-fiche says 'Will not be introduced'.)
plastic 81 3 221 857 121A 90V Y 1   Lid with hinges for glove compartment (the part itself reads 221 857 123 A)
rubber 81 8 113 819 661F ?   1   Knob for catch
paint(?) 81 11 221 857 137 A ?   1   Trim frame for glove compartment opening (LHD) (this one is bronze colored. I think normally it should be black)
plastic 81 14 211 857 205B 90V Y 1   Padded strip for instrument panel (LHD)
paint 81 15 -     1   left (my fiches say 'no longer available')
paint 81 15 -     1   right
plastic 81 23 211 857 329C 90V   1   Insert ashtray (the part itself reads 211 857 331 A)
plastic 81 23 211 857 329F 90V Y 1   Insert ashtray (M249) (M249 = Automatic transmission)
plastic 82 5 211 857 501K 90V   1   Rear view mirror, inner, anti-dazzle
vinyl (?) 82 13 221 857 552C 90V Y 1   Sun Vizor, right, with mirror, saddle brown/cloud white
vinyl (?) 82 14 221 857 551A 90V Y 1   Sun vizor, left, saddle brown/cloud white
plastic 82 30 211 857 643B 90V Y 1   Grab handle - front passenger
rubber 82 16 221 863 665 ?   1 see rmrk Insulation for wheel housing, front, left (if the partnr is '221 863 665 13W', then it was dropped 10/81)
rubber 82 16 221 863 666 ?   1   Insulation for wheel housing, front, right (not mentioned in dropped parts list)
paint 84 22 221 863 787   1   Trim frame for heating, center (Don't know if this is the right number. This part exists in 2 variations: one for vehicles with M500 and one without M500)
plastic 84 - 311 867 169 90V   4 07/98 Cap for screw (drawing 84, part 23), but in CEII the screw is partnr 311 867 167
plastic 85 18 211 867 129 90V   2   Trim plate - air vent
plastic 85 21 221 867 157 90V Y 1 11/81 Armrest - cab door, left
plastic 85 21 221 867 158 90V Y 1 11/81 Armrest - cab door, right
plastic 85 24 211 867 161B 90V Y 2   Handle, inner, cab door
rubber 85 72 231 867 765A ?   1 see rmrk Lining side and rear, seat box, left (if the partnr is '231 867 765 A 13W', then it was dropped 10/81)
rubber 85 72 231 867 766A ?   1   Lining side and rear, seat box, right (not mentioned in dropped parts list)
plastic 85 73 221 867 767 ?   1   the part itself reads 214 867 304
plastic 85 73 221 867 768 ?   1 see rmrk the part itself reads 211 867 303 (if the partnr is '211 867 303 90V' then it was dropped on 10/81)
plastic & paint 101 11 211 953 503N   1   Combination switch (the part itself reads 211 953 503 J)
paint 101 13 211 953 513K   1   Turn signal switch
plastic 101 14A 281 953 515 N 1   Housing, upper part (regular part (black?) dropped 08/96)
plastic 101 15A 211 953 516 N 1   Housing, lower part (regular part (black?) dropped 09/97)
paint 101 16 211 953 519G   1   Switch - windshield wiper and washer (is this for wash/wipe? The regular part (black?) is dropped 07/95)
plastic 104 1 211 957 051H 90V Y 1   Instrument panel insert without instruments (LHD)

M-codes:

The CEII is so named because 1977 was also a Champagne Edition year. Other models in the VW lineup were more modified that year but the bus wasn't completely left out. Here's how the Champagne sales campaigns affected the bus lineup:

The Champagne Edition I microbus has the same color scheme as the CEII camper except for the roof which is Atlas White on the CEI microbus and pastel white on the CEII camper. Here's an m-code plate from a CEI bus that Karl found at the junkyard in his home town of Fresno:

72 123 917
4803K2 D09 027 246
12 57170UA2218 61

Silverfish:

'Silberfisch' is just a nickname (German for Silverfish). There is no VW reference or documentation on this sales campaign. This bus was finished in Metallic silver which was quite normal looking for a CE Rabbit but strange for a bus:

silberfisch

S766 Equipment:


History:

05/11/04 - Created
07/19/04 - CEI info from Vincent
09/04/04 - CEI M-code pate from Karl Von Salzen
09/07/11 - Fixed broken photos, added translate button, updated footer