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VW Beetle Cabrio Transmission

Buy your VW Beetle Cabriolet gearbox parts here

Heritage Parts Centre offers an extensive range of parts of VW Beetle convertible gearbox parts, from simple gaskets and bearings to complete replacement Beetle Cabriolet gearboxes. So, whether you plan to rebuild your VW Beetle Cabriolet transmission yourself, or are looking to upgrade or replace your Convertible Beetle gearbox, look no further.

Our range of replacement Karmann Beetle gearboxes covers both stock classic air-cooled Beetle transmissions and performance Beetle Cabriolet gearboxes for both swing axle and IRS models. To browse or buy the parts you need, just follow the links above, or read on for more information on the product lines we supply for the classic VW Cabriolet Beetle gearbox.

Beetle Convertible gearbox parts and clutches

Our comprehensive range of Beetle gearbox parts includes mounts, axle gaiters, and ring and pinion sets. We hold stock of a lot of internal components too, like VW Beetle Cabriolet gears, plugs, bushes, super diffs, IRS Beetle Convertible CV joints and hub seals.

VW Beetle Cabriolet Clutch kits

Much the same as their saloon siblings, the Beetle Cabriolet Clutch is pretty simple, and available with only a couple of variations.

We offer these in both stock specification and as an upgraded Beetle Convertible clutch or Cabriolet Beetle clutch pressure plate for those running more power.

Depending on year and model, the Karmann Cabriolet Beetle clutch was either 180mm or a later 200mm VW Beetle convertible clutch, while the clutch release bearing also came in early and late styles. If you are unsure which one you have, call one of our knowledgeable sales staff and they will be happy to advise.

Remanufactured standard Beetle Cabriolet gearboxes.

We are delighted to be able to offer the Rancho Classic line of remanufactured VW Beetle Convertible gearboxes. Completely rebuilt to VW’s meticulous high standard, these stock replacement Beetle cabriolet gearboxes are literally as good as new.

Rancho high performance Beetle Convertible gearboxes

If your Beetle engine is putting out more power than standard, we also supply a range of Rancho high performance Beetle Cabrio gearboxes. Choose the popular Freeway Flyer Beetle gearbox or select your own choice of close ratio gears, VW Beetle super diff, heavy-duty sideplates and other high-performance Beetle Convertible gearbox modifications. Considered some of the strongest, most reliable, highest quality Convertible Beetle performance gearboxes available, you won’t go wrong with one of these.

When ordering any VW Beetle Cabriolet gearbox parts, please provide your gearbox code and as much vehicle info as possible (engine size / type / code, clutch size, year etc.) in order that we can check compatibility. If you are uncertain what Volkswagen Karmann Beetle gearbox you have, or what VW Beetle Convertible gearbox parts you need just click on the ‘live chat’ button or call our sales team on 01273 444 000 at any time during UK working hours.

History Of The VW Beetle

In 1958, Nordhoff, Porsche and all of the VW staff were awarded the Elmer A. Sperry prize, as part of the acceptance speech Nordhoff commented “I am for more attracted to the idea of offering people something of genuine value-a high-quality product with a low purchase price and an incomparable resale value, than to be continually pestered by a mob of hysterical stylists who try to sell people something they don’t want to buy at all.”

No major changes to the car for 1958, only minor chassis and engine changes. Again, the 1959 car didn’t undergo any major changes, however the door handles changed from lever handles, to fixed handles with push buttons.

Mechanically the whole engine/transmission was tilted forward by 2 degrees, this had the effect of lowering the swing axles pivot point by 15mm, resulting in a sharper handling car, and increased load capacity. By 1957 VW de Brazil’s new factory had been completed, and in 1959 the first completely Brazilian Beetle rolled off the Sao Paolo production line.


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