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  1. Vintage Speed Classic 13.8" Gear Shifter   fits Beetle,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3,Beetle USA,Beetle Mexico,Beetle Australia,Beetle Brazil/Fusca
    Vintage Speed

    Vintage Speed Classic 13.8" Gear Shifter

    AC7116115

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Type 3 1961 - 1975
    Beetle USA 1949 - 1979
    Beetle Mexico 1954 - 1979
    Beetle Australia 1954 - 1976
    Beetle Brazil/Fusca 1953 - 1979
    Qty:
    $493.96 $449.05
    Only 3 Available
  2. Flat4 Eliminator Gear Shifter  fits Beetle,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3,Buggy/Baja,Trekker
    Flat4

    Flat4 Eliminator Gear Shifter

    AC711I268

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Type 3 1961 - 1975
    Buggy/Baja 1947 - 1979
    Trekker 1969 - 1975
    Qty:
    $356.95 $324.50
    Expected in 6 weeks
  3. Gear Stick Kit, Bent Shifter  fits Beetle,Beetle Cabrio,Beetle USA,Beetle Mexico,Beetle Australia
    Product of the EU

    Gear Stick Kit, Bent Shifter

    111-711-121

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle 1957 - 1967
    Beetle Cabrio 1957 - 1967
    Beetle USA 1957 - 1967
    Beetle Mexico 1957 - 1967
    Beetle Australia 1957 - 1967
    Qty:
    $85.95 $78.14
    Special Order - delivery 2 weeks
  4. Gear Stick Kit, Straight Shifter  fits Beetle,Beetle Cabrio,Beetle USA,Beetle Mexico
    Product of the EU

    Gear Stick Kit, Straight Shifter

    111-711-121/A

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle 1968 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1968 - 1979
    Beetle USA 1968 - 1979
    Beetle Mexico 1968 - 1979
    Qty:
    Regular Price $80.95 $73.59 Special Price $73.37 $66.70
    Only 1 Available
  5. Flat4 Wooden Gear Knob  fits Beetle,T2 Bay,Splitscreen,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3
    Flat4

    Flat4 Wooden Gear Knob

    AC711I105A

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    T2 Bay 1968 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Qty:
    $56.50 $51.36
    Awaiting Stock
  6. Gear Knob Wolfsburg Crest 12mm  fits Beetle,T2 Bay,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3,Buggy/Baja,Golf Mk1,Golf Mk2,Golf Mk1 Cabriolet,Caddy Mk1,Scirocco
    Kaefer

    Gear Knob Wolfsburg Crest 12mm

    AC711405

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle 1968 - 1979
    T2 Bay 1968 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1968 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1968 - 1979
    Type 3 1968 - 1975
    Buggy/Baja 1968 - 1979
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1984
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1993
    Caddy Mk1 1983 - 1992
    Scirocco 1974 - 1992
    Qty:
    $23.50 $21.36
    Availability to be confirmed
  7. Black EMPI Logo Gear Knob  fits Beetle,T2 Bay,Splitscreen,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3,Golf Mk1,Golf Mk2,Golf Mk3,Scirocco,Corrado
    EMPI

    Black EMPI Logo Gear Knob

    AC7114540

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    T2 Bay 1968 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1983
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Golf Mk3 1992 - 1998
    Scirocco 1974 - 1989
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Qty:
    $57.50 $52.27
    Only 2 Available
  8. 8 Ball Gear Knob  fits Beetle,T2 Bay,Splitscreen,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3
    Forst

    8 Ball Gear Knob

    AC711403

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle 1960 - 1979
    T2 Bay 1968 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1960 - 1967
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1960 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Qty:
    $24.95 $22.68
    In Stock
  9. Vintage Speed Gear Knob, Pull Reverse, 4 Speed, Grey  fits Beetle,Splitscreen,Beetle Cabrio,Beetle USA,Beetle Mexico,Beetle Australia,Beetle Brazil/Fusca,Splitscreen USA
    Vintage Speed

    Vintage Speed Gear Knob, Pull Reverse, 4 Speed, Grey

    AC7116125G

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle 1947 - 1961
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1961
    Beetle USA 1949 - 1961
    Beetle Mexico 1954 - 1961
    Beetle Australia 1954 - 1961
    Beetle Brazil/Fusca 1953 - 1961
    Splitscreen USA 1950 - 1967
    Qty:
    Regular Price $33.95 $30.86 Special Price $30.67 $27.88
    In Stock

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Buy your VW Beetle handbrake, gearstick and pedal parts here!
At VW Heritage ‘hand and foot controls’ refer to all the manual functions you use to control your classic Volkswagen Beetle’s movement, with the exception of the VW Beetle steering wheel, which has dedicated pages within the Steering section. Here is where you will find parts for all three foot pedals (accelerator, brake and clutch), the VW Beetle handbrake and Volkswagen Beetle gear selector. Items such as indicator arms and dashboard switches that are used to control your Volkswagen Beetle’s electrical system can all be found in the VW Beetle Electrical parts section.

VW Beetle handbrake
A selection of VW Beetle handbrake parts – both stock replacement and styling – for your Beetle, ranging from sleeves and gaiters to complete chrome VW Beetle handbrake assemblies. We also stock a wide range of parts for the hub end of the Beetle handbrake system, including the hard to find lever arms and clips plus, of course, all types of VW Beetle handbrake cable for all years and models. We also stock adjustable length cable kits and Beach Buggy cable shortening kits for use on trikes and other custom projects.

VW Beetle gear selector
We stock both styles of selector parts – including complete Beetle gear shifters, balljoint/socket components – as well as high performance and ‘quick shift’ gear shifters such as the Beetle Hurst Shifter, CSP Curved T Handle Gear Shifters, EMPI T Handle Gear Shifters, Scat Drag-Fast Straight T Handle Gear Shifters, plus a wide range of Beetle gear knobs. We also stock parts for the entire selector mechanism, including VW Beetle gear linkage and bushes.

VW Beetle foot pedals
Although apparently simple at first glance, the combined Beetle pedal cluster is a marvel of engineering; combining the jobs of controlling the accelerator, brake and clutch into one tidy package. However, there are many small parts in VW Beetle foot pedals and VW Heritage stock everything you might require to rebuild your classic Beetle pedal assembly, from Beetle pedal rubbers through springs, circlips and lock rings to a range of VW Beetle accelerator cables, air cooled Beetle linkage kits and Volkswagen Beetle accelerator pedal repair kits.

All of this on top of the huge range of classic Beetle parts for the brake system as a whole, including discs, drums, pads, shoes, hoses, brake pipes and wheel cylinders. Plus we stock VW Beetle clutch cables and air cooled Beetle clutch cable conduits. In short, if you need a part for your VW Beetle hand and foot controls, you’ll find it here.

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VW Beetle History

History of the VW Beetle

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.


The basic 4x4 system was only available to use in 1st gear (and on some models reverse). There was a third military variant of the Beetle, which was called the Kommandeurwagen, or Type 87. This was the rarest of the military models, reserved for German Military VIPs with only 669 rumoured to have been produced. The Kommandeurwagen was a hybrid of a 4x4 Kubelwagen and Beetle, using the Kubelwagen chassis, with a conventional Beetle body on the top.

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