Beetle 1938-03 1200-1600cc Engine

Complete Beetle Engines

Also available from VW Heritage are the remanufactured SSP engine range. Produced to the same exacting standards as our all new aircooled engines, the remanufactured engine range offer versions not available as a brand new option, and represent fantastic value for money for those building a VW Beetle on a budget. Choose from aircooled single port and twin port VW engines from 1200cc, 1300cc, 1500cc and 1600cc.

Both our brand new SSP engines and the remanufactured SSP aircooled motors are covered by our market leading 2 year warranty.

If you are unsure which engine size you have, you should check the code on your engine crankcase and consult the chart below:

1200SP
D 8/65> 34BHP
1300SP F 8/65 - 7/70
40BHP
1300TP AB 8/70 - 7/73
44BHP
1300TP AR* 8/73 - 7/75
44BHP
1500SP H 8/65 - 7/70
40BHP
1500SP L 8/66 - 7/70 40BHP
1600SP B 8/68 - 8/70 40BHP
1600TP AD 8/70 - 7/73 50BHP
1600TP AE 8/70 - 12/72 50BHP
1600TP AF 8/70 - 9/92 46BHP
1600TP AH 8/71 - 7/74 47BHP
1600TP AJ 8/74 - 1/80 50BHP
1600TP AK 8/72 - 7/74 47BHP
1600TP AS 8/73 - 1/80 50BHP

IMPORTANT: Please check your engine code before ordering, many Beetles do not have their original engines, so using your car's production year or log book as a guide is not advisable.

VW Beetle Engine Parts

All the parts your Beetle engine could wish for, from heads and cylinders to camshafts and tinware. As well as a full range of stock parts – both genuine VW and quality reproduction – we also offer a huge selection of performance parts from brands such as Scat, CB Performance, BMD, Bugpack & EMPI. And remember, if you have a query about any of the Volkswagen Beetle engine parts we stock – or if you can’t find the part you require – just click on the ‘live chat’ button or call our sales team on 01273 444 000 at any time during UK business hours.

History Of The VW Beetle

Hitler's plan had been that the new car would be affordable to everyone, and introduced a form of part payment for them, not dissimilar to that of the “Green-Shield” system. Consumers would purchase a “Sparkarte” (a savings card) at a cost of 1 Reichsmark, the equivalent of about 30p, or around 40 US cents. Following the purchase of the Sparkarte, they were obliged to buy at least 5 Reichsmark of stamps per week, this worked out at roughly £1.35 or $2 USD. The average Germans salary at the time was around 32 Reichsmark a week. The sum total payable for the basic car was 990 Reichsmark.

In 1938, the Stadt des KdF-Wagens had been built around the village of Hesslingen, as a town to house workers at the KdF-Wagen factory.

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