Beetle wheels were all "wide five" (5 bolt 205mm PCD) bolt pattern, prior to 1967, when the introduction of disc brakes on the 1500 model only, meant a change to a smaller (4 bolt 130mm PCD) bolt pattern. All Beetles from 1968 onwards were fitted with four bolt wheels. It's easy to fit other types of wheel by using parts from our range of re-drilled discs and drums, wheel adapters and spacers.
Our range of original style steel wheels for VW Beetle includes both early 5-stud and later 4-stud versions. We also supply a range of fully chromed 4 and 5 stud O.E. wheels, for those looking for a little more impact from the stock style.
We stock all the most desirable aftermarket rims in our range of VW Beetle alloy wheels, including BRM, Fuchs, EMPI 5, EMPI 8, Sprintstar, Porsche, Enkei & ATS styles. What’s more we have many of these designs produced exclusively for us, reconfigured to better fit Beetles and last longer. Most designs are available in painted, chromed or polished finish, and all our exclusive ‘SSP’ range come with a two year structural guarantee!
Aside of the wheels themselves, we stock a huge selection of trim, hubcaps, clips and rivets. We also supply just about every size and type of wheel bolt and stud you could wish to find, including mag nuts and Thatcham-approved locking nuts/bolts. And if compatibility is an issue, check out our wide range of wheel adaptors and spacers.
As always, if you have queries about your VW Beetle wheels – 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.
With the world war 2 era wood burning cars, however, wood was heated to a temperature hot enough to decompose the wood, but the gas was not allowed to burn. It was stored in a chamber, and injected into the cylinders of a regular internal combustion car. Some of the German made wood-burning cars were the VW Kdf Wagen (postwar Beetle), and the German Army Kübelwagen.
Following the end of the war, allied forces followed the Morgenthau plan, with the aim of “pastoralizing” Germany, preventing them building up any sort of armaments. As a result German car production was not allowed to exceed 10% of that of 1936 production. The VW plant was taken under the control of the US armed forces.