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VW Beetle Transmission

Complete Remanufactured Standard Beetle Gearbox

A new range of top-spec remanufactured VW gearboxes from Rancho Classic! Rebuilt to original factory specification, with bearings, syncro rings, etc replaced as required. Please provide your gearbox code and as much vehicle info (ie: engine size/type/code, clutch size, year, etc) as possible when ordering so that we can check full compatibility.

Brand New Genuine VW Gearbox

A Genuine Volkswagen Beetle Gearbox, sourced direct from VW! These are 1200-1300cc units as fitted to late swing-axle Beetles, giving a final drive ratio of 4.375. A GT Beetle version is also available, rebuilt in the UK from standard genuine boxes (using ALL genuine parts!) to give a 3.875 final drive. Ideal for 1600cc upward engines.

Complete ‘Rancho’ High Performance Gearbox

We now supply the world–renowned Rancho range of high performance gearboxes! Features include a choice of gear ratios, super diff and heavy-duty sideplates. They are considered to be some the strongest, most reliable, highest quality transaxles available. In our online store you will find a wide range of gearbox components – both stock and performance – including cases, mounts, ring and pinion sets, super diffs, spider gears, plugs, bushes, gaiters and seals. And remember, if you have a query about any of our Beetle transmission parts – 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

The second vehicle produced during the period was the Type 166 Schwimmwagen, based on prototype 4x4 Kubelwagens, the Schwimmwagen was produced as an offroad amphibious vehicle, utilizing an extended crankshaft to drive a folding propeller mounted to the rear of the vehicle.

Due to the simple nature of the propeller coupling, the Kubelwagen could only use propeller power for forward motion, reversing was done by either rowing, or using the land wheels to slowly reverse the vehicle. Steering was controlled by the steering wheel on both land and water, with the front wheels acting as rudders when in boat mode.

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