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  1. Rebuild Kit 1641cc Top End  fits Beetle,T2 Bay,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3
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    Rebuild Kit 1641cc Top End


    Product Vehicle Years
    T2 Bay1971-1979
    Karmann Ghia1971-1974
    Beetle Cabrio1971-1979
    Type 31971-1973
    €978.23 €836.09
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  2. Top End Rebuild Kit 1600cc  fits Beetle,T2 Bay,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3
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    Top End Rebuild Kit 1600cc


    Product Vehicle Years
    T2 Bay1971-1979
    Karmann Ghia1971-1974
    Beetle Cabrio1971-1979
    Type 31971-1973
    €921.20 €787.35
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  3. Engine, SSP All New 1641, AutoLinea Crankcase  fits Beetle,T2 Bay,Splitscreen,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Buggy/Baja,Trekker,Splitscreen USA,Baywindow USA

    Engine, SSP All New 1641, AutoLinea Crankcase


    Product Vehicle Years
    T2 Bay1968-1979
    Karmann Ghia1955-1974
    Beetle Cabrio1949-1968
    Splitscreen USA1950-1967
    Baywindow USA1968-1979
    €4,596.38 €3,928.53
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  4. Crankcase 1300cc-1600cc Aluminium  fits Beetle,T2 Bay,Splitscreen,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3

    Crankcase 1300cc-1600cc Aluminium


    Product Vehicle Years
    T2 Bay1968-1979
    Karmann Ghia1960-1974
    Beetle Cabrio1961-1979
    Type 31962-1973
    €1,153.23 €985.67
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VW Beetle Engine

Buy complete VW Beetle engines and engine spare parts here!

VW Heritage are here for all your Beetle air-cooled engine needs, whether it’s a replacement gasket, a full VW Beetle engine (re-manufactured to original VW specification) or upgraded components for improving Volkswagen Beetle engine performance. To browse and buy the Volkswagen Beetle engine parts you need, just follow the links above, or read on for further information on our extensive range of VW Beetle engine parts.

Complete Beetle engines

Available exclusively from VW Heritage are the re-manufactured SSP air-cooled Beetle engine range. Produced to the same exacting standards as our all new Volkswagen Beetle engines, the re-manufactured Beetle engine range offers versions not available as a brand new option, and represent fantastic value for money for those rebuilding a classic air-cooled Beetle on a budget. Choose from air-cooled single-port and twin-port VW engines in 1200cc, 1300cc, 1500cc and 1600cc capacities.

Both our brand new SSP Volkswagen Beetle engines and re-manufactured SSP air-cooled Beetle motors are covered by our market leading two-year warranty.

If you are unsure which engine size you have, you should check the code on your engine crankcase and consult the chart below:


1200SP           D                8/65>                 34BHP
1300SP           F                 8/65 - 7/70        40BHP
1300TP           AB              8/70 - 7/73        44BHP
1300TP           AR*            8/73 - 7/75        44BHP
1500SP           H                8/65 - 7/70        40BHP
1500SP           L                 8/66 - 7/70        40BHP
1600SP           B                8/68 - 8/70         40BHP
1600TP           AD             8/70 - 7/73         50BHP
1600TP          AE             8/70 - 12/72        50BHP
1600TP          AF             8/70 - 9/92          46BHP
1600TP          AH            8/71 - 7/74          47BHP
1600TP           AJ             8/74 - 1/80         50BHP
1600TP           AK            8/72 - 7/74         47BHP
1600TP           AS            8/73 - 1/80         50BHP

IMPORTANT: SP and TP denotes single port and twin port. Please check your engine code before ordering as many Beetles no longer have their original engines, so using your car's production year or log book as a guide is not advisable.

VW Beetle engine parts

Heritage Parts Centre stock all the VW Beetle engine parts you could wish for, from replacement Beetle cylinder heads and barrels and pistons to air-cooled Beetle camshafts and tinware. As well as a full range of stock VW engine parts – both genuine VW and quality reproduction – we also offer a huge selection of VW Beetle performance engine parts from respected brands such as Scat, CB Performance, BMD, Bugpack, CSP and EMPI.

Starting with the VW Beetle crankcase, we have everything from case savers for repairing stripped cylinder head studs and repair studs for oil strainer covers to replacement crankcase hardware kits for use when rebuilding an air-cooled Beetle engine to brand new stock VW engine cases and aftermarket CB Performance aluminium race cases. If you are in the market to upgrade the performance of your air-cooled Beetle engine, we stock a selection of crankshafts from stock 69mm Beetle cranks up to counterweighted, forged stroker cranks in all popular engine sizes. Combine one of these with a set of aftermarket VW connecting rods and VW Beetle forged pistons and barrels and you have the basis of a high quality, high performance Beetle engine.

Also in stock are extra value air-cooled Beetle engine top end rebuild kits and replacement stock Beetle cylinder heads that allow you to rebuild your classic air-cooled Beetle engine at home. Alternatively, push the boat out and upgrade to a set of EMPI, Scat or CB Performance aftermarket Beetle cylinder heads, with specs from mild to wild, allowing you to build the air-cooled Beetle engine of your dreams.

With all the VW Beetle engine oil system parts, valvetrain components, classic Beetle tinware and the tools to do the job, Heritage Parts Centre is truly is your one-stop shop for stock and performance air-cooled Beetle engine parts. Buy with confidence from the leading suppliers of Volkswagen Engine parts, Air Cooled VW Engine parts, Beetle Restoration Parts, VW Body Parts, Volkswagen Exhaust Parts and VW Spare Parts UK. Heritage Parts Centre - sourcing and supplying Classic VW Parts since 1986. Detailed Product Descriptions, Express Delivery, 365 day returns. 


VW Beetle History

History of the VW Beetle

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.

Opinion in the United States was not flattering, however, perhaps because of the characteristic differences between the American and European car markets. The Ford company was offered the entire VW works after the war for free. Ford's right-hand man Ernest Breech was asked what he thought, and told Henry II, "What we're being offered here, Mr. Ford, isn't worth a damn!" With that, the Ford Motor Company lost out on the chance to build the world's most popular car since their own Model T.

In 1945 the Americans handed control of the factory to the British, the initial plan had been to disassemble the entire factory, and ship it to Britain, however no British company was interested in the company. "the vehicle does not meet the fundamental technical requirement of a motor-car ... it is quite unattractive to the average buyer ... To build the car commercially would be a completely uneconomic enterprise."The re-commissioning of the VW factory is heavily credited to British Army Officer Major Ivan Hirst, who was ordered to take control of the factory, which had suffered heavy bomb damage during the war. One of the first tasks Hirst was given was to remove an unexploded bomb, which having fallen through a roof, had lodged itself between some essential and irreplaceable parts of production equipment. Had Hirst failed in this task, the Beetle would have been consigned to the history books, and things would have been very different.

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