Type 3 Optional Extras (M-numbers)

M.No. Description Models Market
M 3 Single carburetor engine instead of twin carburetor engine from Engine No. 255 340 (for model 343-346 up to Chassis No. 345 220 883) 311-314, 343-346, 361-364  
M 14 Name plate "Volkswagen" instead of current production name plates 311-318, 361-368 Export markets
M 18 Emergency light system from Chassis No. 318 000 001 up to 318 500 000 311-318, 343-346, 361-368  
M 20 Speedometer in miles 311-318, 361-368 Export markets
M 26 With activated carbon container for absorbing fuel vapour from Chassis No. 310 2000 001 311-314, 361-364  
M 27 Lap belt with reel fixture up to Chassis No. 317 500 000 311-318, 361-368 USA, Canada
M 27 Compliance with US exhaust emission standards M 236: 311, 313, 361, 363; USA (west coast)
  from Chassis No. 312 2000 001 M 236 / M 249: 311, 313, 361, 363  
M 30 Headlamp flasher with simultaneous license plate illumination 311-318, 361-368 Austria
M 34 Loud horn and white front flashing indicators 311-318, 361-368 Italy
M 37 Without emergency light system 311-318, 361-368 France, Italy
M 46 Side-mounted flashing indicators 315-318, 365-368 Norway, Denmark
  from Chassis No. January 1972 311-318, 361-368  
M 47 Back-up light up to Chassis No. 319 500 000 311-388, 361-368  
M 50 Dual circuit brake warning light from Chassis No. 318 000 001 311-318, 361-368  
M 54 Lockable glove compartment lid from Chassis No. 318 000 001 up to 310 2500 000 311-318, 361-368  
  from Chassis No. 311 2000 001 315-318, 365-368;
M 233: 311-314
 
M 60 Heater booster for underfloor heating from Chassis No. 319 108 900 up to 319 500 000 311-318, 381-368  
M 60 Eberspacher stationary heater from Chassis No. 311 2000 001 311-318, 361-368  
M 62 Water container with decreased air capacity and additional air hose, modified tail pipe; additional rear view mirror, outer, right, convex (LHD only) up to Chassis No. 310 2500 000 311-318, 361-368 Sweden
M 62 Modified tail pipe: additional rear view mirror, outer, right, convex (LHD only) from Chassis No. 311 2000 001 311-318, 361-368  
M 74 Mud flap rear from Chassis No. 311 2108 458 311-318, 361-368  
M 75 Warning triangle attachment 311-318, 361-368  
M 82 Mounting parts for first aid kit 311-318, 361-368  
M 83 Warning triangle 311-318, 361-368  
M 89 Windshield glass (laminated) 311-318, 361-368  
M 93 Hinged quarter windows up to Chassis No. 221 974 361-364  
  from Chassis No. 221 975 315-318, 365-368
M 233: 311-314
 
M 102 Glass (heatable) Rear window 311-318, 361-368  
M 103 Larger reflectors up to Chassis No. 317 060 000 311-318, 361-368 Sweden
  Heavy-duty shock absorbers from Chassis No. 317 061 600 311-318, 361-368  
M 105 Harder bonded rubber mounting for transmission 311-368  
M 108 Custom Model (simplified version) from Chassis No. March 1972 311, 313, 361, 363 USA
M 110 Comprising: M 20, M 237, M 242, M 246, M 247, M 255, M 268, M 617 Custom Models with hinged quarter windows and head rest up to Chassis No. 318 500 000 315, 317, 365, 367 Canada
M 119 Eberspacher stationary heater up to Chassis No. 315 220 883 311-318, 361-368  
M 121 Fresh air fan from Chassis No. 311 2000 001 315-318, 365-368  
M 123 Specially suppressed parts 311-368 France
M 124 Yellow headlamps and safety rear view mirror 311-318, 361-368 Export markets
M 139 Dual circuit brakes from Chassis No. 317 000 001 up to 317 500 000 311-318, 361-368 USA, Canada
M 156 Larger air cleaner (single carburetor) 311-318, 361-368 dusty regions
M 163 Bumpers and wheel caps prime coated 311-318, 361-368  
M 184 Three-point safety belt front from Chassis No. January 1972 311-318, 361-368 not for USA, Canada
M 185 Three-point safety belt front seat from Chassis No. 318 000 001 up to December 1971 311-368 USA, Canada
M 185 Three-point safety belt front and lap belt rear from Chassis No. January 1972 311-318, 361-368 USA, Canada
M 186 Lap belt rear seat from Chassis No. 318 000 001 up to December 1971 311-368 USA,Canada
  from Chassis No. January 1972 311-318, 361-368 not for USA, Canada
M 187 Headlamp for left-hand traffic 311-318, 361-368  
M 208 Trailer operation from Chassis No. 312 2000 001 311-318, 361-368  
M 220 Limited slip differential 311-318, 361-368  
M 229 Cold start equipment set M 236: 311-314, 361-364;  
  from Chassis No. 318 000 001 up to 319 500 000 M 236/M 234/M 250: 315-318  
M 233 VW 1600 TL, simplified version like model 315, from Chassis No. 319 000 001 311-314  
M 234 Chrome and Interior trim as in Model 311 from Chassis No. 317 000 001 315-318  
M 236 Fuel injection system instead of with carburetor 311-318, 361-368  
M 237 Moldings, overriders, trim rings, second sun visors, clock, loop carpeting, and flashing indicators as in Model 311 from Chassis No. 316 000 001 up to 319 500 000 315-318, 365-368  
M 237 Moldings, clock, loop carpeting and extended interior trim program from Chassis No. 310 2000 001 311-318, 361-368  
M 239 Sealed beam headlights, flashing indicators with side marker lights, red taillights, dual circuit brake warning light, back-up lamp, fuel injection engine with dashpot without headlamp flasher and parking lamp 311-314, 361-364,
M 234: 315-318
USA, Canada
M 240 Engine with recessed pistons for low octane fuel 311-368  
M 242 Sealed Beam headlights, flashing Indicators with lateral light diffusion, red tail-lights, emergency lights, dual circuit brake warning light, back-up lamp,without headlamp flasher, parking lamp
from Chassis No. 318 000 001 up to 318 500 000
315-318, 365-368 USA, Canada
M 244 Glass - Rear window (heat protection glass) 311-314  
M 245 Engines with simplified heat exchangers, to Chassis No. 318 500 000 312, 314, 316, 318, 362,364, 366, 368 Australia, South Africa
M 246 Eberspacher stationary heater from Chassis No. 316 000 001 up to 310 2500 000 311-318, 361-368  
M 246 Ignition starter switch without steering lock up to Chassis No. 319 500 000 311-318, 361-368 Export markets
M 249 Automatic transmission from Chassis No. 318 015 226 311-314, 343-348 361-364; M 250: 315-318, 365-368  
M 250 54 b.h.p. engine instead of 45 b.h.p. from Chassis No. 221 975 315-318, 365-368  
M 258 Higher front seat backrest (headrest) 311-318, 361-368  
M 259 Mounting points for lap safety belts up to Chassis No. 316 500 000 311-318, 361-368 Export markets
M 260 Rear seat backrest without arm rest 311 -314  
M 261 Additional rear view mirror, outer, right 365-368  
M 263 Heavy duty equaliser spring for increased payload from Chassis No. 367 000 001 361-368  
M 265 Welded-in side window panels, centre and rear 365-368  
M 267 Auxiliary spring for rear axle up to Chassis No. 366 500 000 361-368  
M 273 Sealed Beam headlights, red tail-lights, but without headlamp flasher up to Chassis No. 221 974 311-314, 361-364  
  from Chassis No. 221 975 up to Chassis No. 317 500 000 315-318, 365-368 Export markets and USA
  from Chassis No. 318 000 001 315-318, 365-368 Export markets, not USA
M 278 Side-mounted flashing indicators instead of parking lamps 311-314, 343-346, 361-364 Italy, Austria, Denmark, Finland
  up to Chassis No. December 1971 M 234: 315-318 Norway
M 281 Special reflectors and yellow headlamp bulbs up to Chassis No. 316 500 000 311-318, 361-368 France, Algeria, Morocco etc.
M 282 Sun visor with mirror from Chassis No. 311 2000 001 315-318, 365-368,
M 233: 311-314
 
M 285 88 amp hour battery up to Chassis No. 316 500 000 311-318, 343-346, 361-368  
M 286 Bumper, rear with recess for licence plate to Chassis No. 311 2500 000 315-318 Export markets
M 290 Mud flaps, rear up to Chassis No. 311 2108 457 311-318, 361-368 The Netherlands
M 297 Sealed Beam headlights, red tail-lights, but without headlamp flasher and parking lamp 311-314, 361-364;
M 234: 315-318
 
  up to Chassis No. 317 500 000   Export markets and USA
  from Chassis No. 318 000 00l   Export markets, not USA
M 299 Rear seat backrest lock from Chassis No. 312 2000 001 361-368 Sweden, USA
M 527 Exhaust emission control from Chassis No. 311 2000 001 311-318, 361-368 Japan, Sweden
M 528 Rear view mirror, outer, right, convex 311, 313, 315, 317, 343, 345, 361, 363, 365, 367  
M 551 Headlamps with halogen bulbs instead of normal bulbs from Chassis No. November 1971 311-318, 361-368  
M 557 Pre-selector heater time switch from Chassis No. 311 2000 001 M 60: 311-318, 361-368  
M 562 Reclining seat fittings from Chassis No. May 1972 311-318, 361-368  
M 594 Reinforced disc brakes and modified dual circuit brake system from Chassis No: 312 2000 001 361, 363, 365, 367 Sweden
M 601 Special equipment package from Chassis No. 318 000 001 up to 318 500 000 comprising : M 47: Back up lamp, M 102: Rear window glass (heatable), emergency light system, dual circuit brake warning light 311-318, 361-368
M 234: 315-318
 
M 602 Special equipment package from Chassis No. 318 000 001 up to 318 500 000, comprising: emergency light system, dual circuit brake warning light 311-318, 361-368,
M 234: 315-318
 
M 616 Back-up light in the brake indicator light from Chassis No. 310 2000 001 up to 310 2500 000 311-318, 361-368  
  from Chassis No. 311 2000 001 315-318, 365-368;
M 234: 315-318
 
M 617 Water container with decreased air capacity and additional air hose from Chassis No. 318 000 001 up to 310 2500 000 311-318, 361-368  
M630 12volt system up to Chassis No. 316 500 000 311-318, 361-368  
M 633 12 volt system fully suppressed 311-318, 361-368  
M 634 Emergency light 12 volt, for police use, to Chassis No. 317 500 000 311-318, 361-368  
M 652 Interval relay - wiper for motor from Chassis No. 312 2000 001 311-318, 361-368  
M 659 Relay - Halogen fog lamp from Chassis No. 312 2000 001 311-318, 361-368  

Grateful thanks are due to VW for the details, which are from the Type 3 Parts Book.

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