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  1. Engine Dress Up Kit Chrome
    EMPI

    Engine Dress Up Kit Chrome

    Product Vehicle Years
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1960 - 1967
    Beetle 1961 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1960 - 1979
    AC1988742
    In stock
    £102.95 £85.79
  2. Crankcase 1300cc-1600cc
    VW

    Crankcase 1300cc-1600cc

    Product Vehicle Years
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Splitscreen 1963 - 1967
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1965 - 1974
    Beetle 1965 - 1979
    043-101-025/D
    In stock
    Was £764.95 Now £650.20 £541.83
  3. Crankcase 1300cc-1600cc Aluminium
    Autolinea

    Crankcase 1300cc-1600cc Aluminium

    Product Vehicle Years
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Splitscreen 1961 - 1967
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1961 - 1979
    Beetle 1961 - 1979
    043-101-025/AL
    In stock
    Was £714.95 Now £607.70 £506.42
  4. 12 Point 8MM Engine Nuts, Set of 8
    EMPI

    12 Point 8MM Engine Nuts, Set of 8

    Product Vehicle Years
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    T25/T3 1980 - 1983
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    ac198172988
    Available for backorder
    £18.50 £15.42
  5. Captive Nut for Twin Port Crankcase
    VW

    Captive Nut for Twin Port Crankcase

    Product Vehicle Years
    Brazil Kombi 1997 - 2005
    Baywindow 1971 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1971 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1971 - 1979
    Beetle 1971 - 1979
    Type 3 1971 - 1973
    111-101-135
    Available for backorder
    £8.50 £7.08
  6. Stud M6x21
    Product of Brazil

    Stud M6x21

    Product Vehicle Years
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    N01-454-21
    In stock
    £1.50 £1.25
  7. Repair or Conversion Stud M6 to M8x21
    SSP

    Repair or Conversion Stud M6 to M8x21

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle Mexico 1954 - 1979
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Beetle Brazil/Fusca 1953 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Splitscreen USA 1950 - 1967
    T25/T3 1980 - 1983
    Beetle Australia 1954 - 1976
    Beetle USA 1950 - 1979
    Baywindow USA 1968 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    n01-447-81/S/S
    In stock
    £6.76 £5.63
  8. Engine Mounting Stud M10x85
    Product of the UK

    Engine Mounting Stud M10x85

    Product Vehicle Years
    Baywindow 1968 - 1975
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1975
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    N01-452-51
    In stock
    £3.76 £3.13
  9. Stud M8x48
    VW

    Stud M8x48

    Product Vehicle Years
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1956 - 1973
    Beetle 1971 - 1979
    T25/T3 1980 - 1992
    914 1970 - 1976
    N01-442-89
    In stock
    £1.20 £1.00

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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

VW Heritage 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, VW Heritage truly is your one-stop shop for stock and performance air-cooled Beetle engine parts.

Remember, if you have a query about any of the Volkswagen Beetle engine parts we stock – or if you can’t find the VW Beetle engine 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.

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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