Vintage VW Blog

  1. 1968 VW 1500 Beetle in Bangkok

    1968 VW 1500 Beetle in Bangkok
    Yesterday I was sitting in a Taxi in Bangkok and suddenly I saw a nice 1968 VW 1500 Beetle. I stopped and took some pictures. Then I met the owner F and he was happy to show me the details of his beetle and he gave me a nice postcard with a Bangkok temple and his Volkswagen 1500. His brother...
  2. VW Bug Show Spa 2013

    VW Bug Show Spa 2013
    I visited the VW Bug Show Spa 2013 on Saturday the 3th August. It was great! My 1959 VW Beetle made the 900 kilometer return to Le Bug Show at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium successfully. Early in the morning it has rained. Therefore, a few clouds were on the track and after the sun had risen high there was...
  3. VW Beetle fuel filter installation

    The VW Beetle fuel filter installation instructions was published by Volkswagen Dienst in 1967. When refueling the VW Beetle from an Allboy jerry can it happens that the fuel system gets dirty. To avoid this, a vintage glass fuel filter should be installed by the Volkswagen Dienst in Germany. Below you find the Volkswagem Beetle fuel filter installation instructions in...
  4. VW Type 3 Blaupunkt Wolfsburg Emden Radio Installation

    VW Type 3 Blaupunkt Wolfsburg Emden Radio Installation
    The VW Type 3 Blaupunkt Wolfsburg Emden radio installation manual was published by the Volkswagenwerk VW Dienst 1966. The instructions explains how to mount the Radio, the Blaupunkt speaker, the Hirschmann red tip antenna and the noise suppression parts in Type 3 Fastback, Notchback and Squareback. If your Type 3 has not a Volkswagen factory radio and you want to...
  5. VW T1 Bus Blaupunkt Wolfsburg Emden Radio Installation

    VW T1 Bus Blaupunkt Wolfsburg Emden Radio Installation
    The VW T1 Bus Blaupunkt Wolfsburg Emden radio installation manual was published by the Volkswagenwerk VW Dienst 1966. The instructions explains how to mount the Radio, the Blaupunkt speaker, the Hirschmann red tip antenna and the radio noise suppression parts. Also the measurements for the antenna hole location are explained. If your VW Split Bus has no radio and you...
  6. VW Beetle Sound System 6V iPod iPhone in Ashtray

    VW Beetle Sound System 6V iPod iPhone in Ashtray
    Hello VW Fans. My VW Beetle Sound System with iPod is hidden and works with 6V. Behind the dash grill is a Retro Sound USA speaker, in the ashtray is an iPhone iPod dock and near the handbrake is a remote receiver. Under the back seat is a 6V to 12V converter, a Blaupunkt radio and a lighter socket for...
  7. Saxomat Automatic Clutch in VW Beetle

    Saxomat Automatic Clutch in VW Beetle
    My 1965 VW Beetle 1200 A is equipped with a Saxomat automatic clutch. The Saxomat takes the function of the clutch pedal. The first owner ordered the Standard Beetle with Saxomat clutch and he paid 310 Deutsche Mark more. The Saxomat was made in Germany by Fichtel & Sachs and it has the Volkswagen M5 M-Code. My Beetle was in...
  8. My 1965 1200 A VW Beetle restoration

    My 1965 1200 A VW Beetle restoration
    I bought my 1965 1200 A Beetle from the first owner 1991. The ruby red Standard Beetle had 40.000 kilometer run, a Saxomat clutch and was in very good condition. After I had the car it was painted black, because I did not like red at that time. I also installed chrome pumpers and chrome hubcaps. From 1992-2000 the Beetle...