At Heritage Parts Centre ‘handbrake, gear shift and pedal parts’ refer to everything you use to control your Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet’s movement, except for steering components. For steering wheels see the dedicated pages within the steering section, and for any electrical switches, senders or buttons look in the VW Beetle Convertible electrical section. If you are looking for parts for your Volkswagen Beetle Convertible accelerator, brake or VW Beetle Cabrio clutch cables, as well as the handbrake and Cabriolet Beetle gear selector parts, you are in the right place.
Here you will find a selection of VW Beetle Convertible handbrake parts for your classic soft top, ranging from stock parts such as sleeves, lever arms, gaiters and all lengths of air-cooled Beetle convertible handbrake cable to custom parts such as chrome VW Beetle Cabrio handbrake assemblies and cable shortening kits.
The stock Karmann Cabriolet gear shifter can feel a little vague, so we stock a range of high performance gear shifters such as the Hurst and Scat Dragfast shifter, together with the VW Beetle Convertible quick shift kit and a huge range of classic Beetle cabriolet gear knobs. If, on the other hand, you just want to rebuild your stock Beetle convertible gear linkage you’ll find everything you need right here.
The classic Beetle cabriolet foot pedal assembly contains many small parts, all of which are held in stock at Heritage Parts Centre. From Beetle Cabrio pedal rubbers to clips and springs to a complete classic Convertible Beetle accelerator pedal assembly.
Being a simple vehicle the classic Beetle relies on mechanical cables. We stock a full range of Beetle Cabriolet clutch cables, and cable conduits and air-cooled Beetle Convertible accelerator cables. If you enjoy driving your classic all year round, don’t forget to renew your Beetle convertible heater cables too!
As always, if you can’t find the part you require, click on the ‘live chat’ button or call a member of our sales team on 01273 444 000 at any time during UK business hours.
Dual circuit hydraulic brakes were fitted on the 1300-1500cc, as well as 12 volt electrics. The VW 1200 had now been dropped from the line-up, though the 1300A (with 34hp) could be specially ordered if required.
Six months later the 1200 returned in the form of the Sparkafer (Economy Beetle) and continued in production until the end of German production. For the first time there was an automatic Beetle offered, only available on 1500’s the new model featured advanced new rear suspension. Production of Mexican Beetles at Puebla begins.
Following on from the major changes of 1967, the 1968 Beetle underwent minor changes, the exterior petrol flap was now operable from inside the car, the cable for unlocking the bonnet was located in the glovebox. The air vents in the front footwell moved further back in the cabin, allowing more air to the windscreen.
The 1300 was now available with an automatic ‘box. Following a short period of illness Prof. Dr. Nordhoff dies at aged 69, 2 weeks later Dr. L C Kurt Lotz takes on the roll of VW CEO. 3 months later VW release the Type 4 range of vehicles with the 411, available as either a 2 or 4 door.Read more...