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Volkswagen Käfer (Beetle)

The history of the legendary Volkswagen Beetle, originally Käfer, began in 1938, and the last copy of the car was produced in 2003. This car became the first car in history to sell over 20 million copies. In the list of the most-sold cars of the XX century this model took the fourth place. Production of Volkswagen Beetle in different years was arranged in Germany, Belgium, then-Yugoslavia, Ireland and Finland, and also outside Europe.

History of Volkswagen Beetle creation

The history of creation of Volkswagen Beetle cars originates in the 30s of the XX century, when Ferdinand Porsche was asked to design an inexpensive car that would be affordable for any family. The first prototypes of the model had no rear windows: it allowed to reduce production costs as much as possible. But subsequently it was decided to abandon this idea. In 1938 the first cars, known as KdF-Wagen, were produced. After the war, the model received the names Volkswagen Typ 1 or Volkswagen Käfer.

Mass release of Volkswagen Beetle cars started in 1946. The car had a sloping roof, round headlights, wide wings protruding beyond the edges of the body, a chrome plated line in the center of the boot and mouldings on each side. In the first cars, direction indicators were mechanical, and the rear window consisted of two parts of an oval shape. In the line of bodies, a sedan and a cabriolet were presented.

Volkswagen Beetle cars were simple and unpretentious in design; they had a sturdy body, good technical specifications and road performance, quite good for the time, therefore they won popularity worldwide. In 1955, the millionth copy of Volkswagen Beetle was manufactured.

For years of production, principal specifications of the model were constantly improved. The design was modernized for several times. In 1953 the double rear window was replaced with the single glass so the visibility in the passenger compartment was increased. In 1957 front and rear windows were considerably increased in size. Rear lights were modernized at least seven times. After 1957, electric direction indicators were installed on cars. Also the dashboard was updated. In 1968 producers changed the shape of front wings, increased the size of automobile windows. In 1970 Volkswagen Beetle cars got a panoramic bent windscreen. In general, the design of the car throughout years of production was changed little.

In Germany production of these cars was carried out till 1978. After the termination of production in Europe, manufacture of the model was organized in Nigeria, Brazil, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay. Volkswagens Beetle were officially exported to Europe until 1985, and by private companies — till 1995. In July, 2003, the last Volkswagen Beetle car was produced at the plant in Mexico. In honour of this event, a limited series of cars (3000 copies) under the name of Ultima Edition, were released. These cars were intended for sale in Mexico. In total for years of production, 21 529 464 Volkswagens Beetle were released. The last car of Harvest Moon Beige colour is stored in the Automuseum of the city of Wolfsburg.

Volkswagen Beetle in the markets of the different countries

There were different versions of the name of the Volkswagen Beetle car for the different countries, but it is known for the most part as Volkswagen Beetle.

Best-selling products for VW KAEFER vehicles
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Alternator Regulator GER024 for VW KAEFER at a discount — buy now!
BERU Alternator Regulator
Article number: GER024
£ 28,06
incl. 20% VAT , excl. delivery costs,
  • Voltage [V]: 14,4
  • Manufacturer Restriction: BOSCH
  • BERUAlternator Regulator
  • Item numberGER024
  • Manufacturer's suggested retail price£ 36,44
  • Our price £ 28,06
  • Condition  New
Engine Oil 2184 for VW KAEFER at a discount — buy now!
Article number: 2184
£ 41,25

(£ 8,25 for 1 litre)

incl. 20% VAT , excl. delivery costs,
  • Product line: МoS2
  • Version: Leichtlauf
  • Oil Viscosity Classification SAE: 10W-40
  • Content [litre]: 5
  • Oil: Part Synthetic Oil
  • Specification: ACEA A3, API SL, ACEA B4
  • Packing Type: Canister
  • LIQUI MOLYEngine Oil
  • Item number2184
  • Manufacturer's suggested retail price£ 53,57
  • Our price £ 41,25
  • Condition  New
Engine Oil 2328 for VW KAEFER at a discount — buy now!
Article number: 2328
£ 53,77

(£ 10,75 for 1 litre)

incl. 20% VAT , excl. delivery costs,
  • Product line: Leichtlauf
  • Version: High Tech
  • Oil Viscosity Classification SAE: 5W-40
  • Content [litre]: 5
  • Oil: Synthetic Oil
  • Specification: ACEA A3, API SN, ACEA B4
  • Manufacturer Approval: MB 229.5, Porsche A40, Renault RN0700, Renault RN0710, VW 502 00, PSA B71 2296, VW 505 00
  • Oil - manufacturer recommendation: BMW Longlife-01, Chrysler MS-10725, Chrysler MS-10850, Fiat 9.55535-H2, Fiat 9.55535-M2, Fiat 9.55535-N2, Fiat 9.55535-Z2, GM LL-B-025, PSA B71 2294
  • Packing Type: Canister
  • LIQUI MOLYEngine Oil
  • Item number2328
  • Manufacturer's suggested retail price£ 69,83
  • Our price £ 53,77
  • Condition  New
Ignition Coil 11893 for VW KAEFER at a discount — buy now!
BREMI Ignition Coil
Article number: 11893
£ 22,49
incl. 20% VAT , excl. delivery costs,
  • Voltage [V]: 12
  • Ignition Coil: Distributer Coil
  • Mounting Type: Latching Connection
  • BREMIIgnition Coil
  • Item number11893
  • Manufacturer's suggested retail price£ 29,21
  • Our price £ 22,49
  • Condition  New
Sealing Cap, oil filling port 02113 for VW KAEFER at a discount — buy now!
FEBI BILSTEIN Sealing Cap, oil filling port
Article number: 02113
£ 1,83
incl. 20% VAT , excl. delivery costs,
  • Colour: Black
  • Material: Plastic
  • Weight [kg]: 0,04
  • FEBI BILSTEINSealing Cap, oil filling port
  • Item number02113
  • Manufacturer's suggested retail price£ 2,38
  • Our price £ 1,83
  • Condition  New
Shock Absorber 34-000403 for VW KAEFER at a discount — buy now!
BILSTEIN Shock Absorber
Article number: 34-000403
£ 140,02

(Price per item)

incl. 20% VAT , free delivery
  • Fitting Position: Front Axle
  • Shock Absorber Type: Gas Pressure
  • Shock Absorber Design: Suspension Strut Insert
  • Shock Absorber Mounting Type: Bottom Plate, Top pin
  • Product line: - B6 Performance
  • Parameter: 150/95
  • Suspension Strut Manufacturer: Boge
  • Strut outside diameter [mm]: 50
  • BILSTEINShock Absorber
  • Item number34-000403
  • Manufacturer's suggested retail price£ 181,85
  • Our price £ 140,02
  • Condition  New
Releaser 500 0004 10 for VW KAEFER at a discount — buy now!
LuK Releaser
Article number: 500 0004 10
£ 30,28
incl. 20% VAT , excl. delivery costs,
  • Diameter [mm]: 54,5
  • LuKReleaser
  • Item number500 0004 10
  • Manufacturer's suggested retail price£ 39,33
  • Our price £ 30,28
  • Condition  New
Temperature Switch, cold start system F 026 T03 100 for VW KAEFER at a discount — buy now!
BOSCH Temperature Switch, cold start system
Article number: F 026 T03 100
£ 123,32
incl. 20% VAT , excl. delivery costs,
  • BOSCHTemperature Switch, cold start system
  • Item numberF 026 T03 100
  • Manufacturer's suggested retail price£ 160,15
  • Our price £ 123,32
  • Condition  New
Ignition Coil 48342 for VW KAEFER at a discount — buy now!
NGK Ignition Coil
Article number: 48342
£ 25,16
incl. 20% VAT , excl. delivery costs,
  • Number of Poles: 2
  • Voltage [V]: 12
  • Ignition Coil: Connector Type DIN
  • Number of inlets / outlets: 1
  • Vehicle Equipment: for vehicles with distributor
  • NGKIgnition Coil
  • Item number48342
  • Manufacturer's suggested retail price£ 32,68
  • Our price £ 25,16
  • Condition  New
Shock Absorber 80-2149 for VW KAEFER at a discount — buy now!
KONI Shock Absorber
Article number: 80-2149
£ 91,16

(Price per item)

incl. 20% VAT , excl. delivery costs,
  • Fitting Position: Rear Axle
  • Shock Absorber System: Twin-Tube, Adjustable
  • Shock Absorber Type: Oil Pressure
  • Shock Absorber Design: Telescopic Shock Absorber
  • Shock Absorber Mounting Type: Bottom Clamp
  • Max. Length [mm]: 411
  • Min. Length [mm]: 272
  • KONIShock Absorber
  • Item number80-2149
  • Manufacturer's suggested retail price£ 118,39
  • Our price £ 91,16
  • Condition  New
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