VW Beetle Convertible/Cabriolet Parts, Spares & Accessories
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Here at VW Heritage, we are specialists in VW parts and accessories and we have thousands of Beetle Cabriolet spares in stock ranging from body panels, engines and hoods to small service components. Our extensive range of Beetle Cabriolet accessories means that you can get all your parts in one place. To find the right Beetle Cabriolet parts, simply select the appropriate area of the car from the categories below. We have hundreds of exploded diagrams and photographs to help you identify which components you need.
We are one of the largest suppliers of Beetle Convertible spares in Europe, and we have customers all over the world. We supply only genuine VW parts and the finest reproductions available, and we are constantly sourcing new products to add to our incredible range. So, whether you are simply repairing your car, or undertaking a full restoration, you’re in the right place!
Beetle Cabriolet accessories and model specific parts
Certain parts on 1302, 1303 and Cabriolet Beetles are specific to those models, and will be listed accordingly – either under separate sub-sections, or with a model-specific note in the part description. Where no separate 1302 / 1303 / Cabriolet parts are shown, the standard Beetle sedan parts are usually correct. If you have any questions about which parts are correct for your Cabrio, simply click on the ‘live chat’ button or call our expert sales team on 0845 873 8328 at any time during UK business hours, we will be happy to help.
A Short History Of The VW Beetle (cont.)
There are certain model years along the Beetles’ timeline which heralded major changes, 1953 was probably the first of these. March 10th 1953 saw the last split window Beetle produced, alongside it on the production line was the first of the oval windows. The new rear window design was 23% larger than the previous. There has been debate as to why VW used the split window design in the first place, with people speculating that it was for strength reasons amongst others, whereas it was simply because it was cheaper to produce two smaller pieces of glass than it was to produce one larger one.
On July 3rd 1953, the 500,000th Beetle rolled off the production line, and VW’s employees were given a 2.5m Deutschmark bonus to split between them, a decent sized bonus at the time. 68,784 export models were produced, and VW’s domestic market share was 42.5%. Daily production was 673. Volkswagen de Brasil SA was formed in 1953, with a view to making CKD (Complete Knock Down) kits. In December the 250,000th visitor (since the war) walked through the doors of the Wolfsburg factory. 1953 also marked the introduction of the “oil-bath” type air filter....back <<< >>> more...