Choose from a complete range of top quality Beetle body parts and fittings, catering for just about every imaginable repair. We carry a huge range of body fittings, such as latches and release cables, firewall kits, badges and decals, running boards, exterior accessories such as roofracks and sunvisors, plus glass and seals, door locks and latches, door and body rubber seals, sunroof parts for both folding and sliding steel sunroofs as well as parts and fittings for the heating system. If it's a body or floorpan part, you'll find it in this section. If you're looking for sheetmetal repair panels, then visit the 'panels' section.
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.
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.