VW Beetle Heating & Ventilation

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  1. Accelerator & Heater Cable Clamp
    Forst

    Accelerator & Heater Cable Clamp

    311-129-777

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    914 1970 - 1976
    Quantity:
    $1.55
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  2. Heater Control Knob in Grey
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    Heater Control Knob in Grey

    113-711-623/A/GY

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle 1955 - 1964
    Type 3 1962 - 1964
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1964
    Splitscreen 1952 - 1967
    Beetle Cabrio 1955 - 1964
    Quantity:
    $7.25
    Only 3 Available
  3. Stop Buffer
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    Stop Buffer

    823-253-149

    Product Vehicle Years
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Jetta 1979 - 1983
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1993
    Golf Mk1 1979 - 1983
    Scirocco 1979 - 1983
    Quantity:
    $1.00
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  4. Heater Pipe Gasket
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    Heater Pipe Gasket

    111-819-945/ /

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle 1963 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1962 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1963 - 1967
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Vanagon 1980 - 1983
    Karmann Ghia 1963 - 1974
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Quantity:
    $4.50
    In stock
  5. Heater Cable
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    Heater Cable

    111-711-717/A /

    Product Vehicle Years
    Karmann Ghia 1965 - 1972
    Beetle Cabrio 1965 - 1972
    Beetle 1965 - 1972
    Quantity:
    $4.75
    In stock
  6. Heater Cable
    Fania

    Heater Cable

    111-711-717/D /

    Product Vehicle Years
    Karmann Ghia 1973 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1973 - 1979
    Beetle 1973 - 1979
    Quantity:
    $4.25
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VW Beetle History

History of the VW Beetle

The second “Hunderttausender” meeting took place, a club specifically for Beetle owners whose cars had covered more than 100,000km on their original engine, attended by Nordhoff, he announced “ We are still convinced that I will say it over and over again, since again and again absolutely senseless rumors arise of a new Volkswagen – that blessing lies not in bolder and more magnificent new designs, but in the consistent and tireless redevelopment of every tiny detail until perfection is achieved, which is the mark of a truly astonishing car and which truly brings astonishing success.”


1954 also marked the birth of VW Mexico, who like the Brazilians, began production of CKD kits. The 1,000,000th Beetle was first made in 1955, and Nordhoff announced another price cut, the basic car was now 3790 DM, and the export 4700 DM with the range topping cabrio at 5990 DM. 279,986 Beetles were built in 1955, a gain of over 87,00 on the previous years production, 35,581 of these were sold to the US.


Some of the changes for the 55 model included larger brake light lenses, making use of the new twin filament bulbs (one for tail and one for stop lights). US market cars got flashing indicators, whilst all other markets still had semaphores or trafficators.


The 1956 model was largely unchanged from the previous years car, however all cars now featured tubeless tyres. Whilst production methods were getting more and more efficient, and VW’s workforce constantly growing, resulting in an annual production total of 395,690 cars, export sales were hit by the Suez crisis, with the canal being a major shipping route for export cars.

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