Beetle 1938-03 Body, Floorpan, Accessories

VW Beetle Body Parts and Panels

Choose from a complete range of top quality Beetle body parts, catering for just about every imaginable repair. As well as many complete genuine VW panels, including bonnets, wings and quarter panels, we supply a wide variety of reproduction panels and repair sections in the highest available spec.

VW Beetle Trim

The majority of our exterior VW Beetle trim is produced by the OE manufacturer in bright anodised aluminium. Side trim and running board strips are available in widths to suit all years, along with clips and bungs required for fitting (sold separately). We also stock vent trims, horn grilles and variety of aftermarket trim, including finger plates, stone guards and eyelids.

As always, if you have queries about your interior or exterior parts – or if you can’t find the parts 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

By the end of 1946 10,020 Beetles (including a few Kommadeurwagens) had been made, so he was close to the original target. Changes over the year were minimal, mostly simple manufacturing changes with production methods being changed. Tyres however did gain ½” in width, and cardboard sound deadening was fitted to the engine bay.

In 1947 the Beetle was debuted at Hannover fair, and was met with a excited reception, previously the majority of the cars had been for military use, with only a few exceptions going to civilians. It was around this time that Dutchman Ben Pon appeared on the scene (Pon is credited with coming up with the concept for the VW Type 2). He saw a future in exporting the new VW to the Netherlands, and ordered 6 cars.

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