Vintage Accessory Parking Lights for VW

Today I will give you some information about parking lights on vintage Volkswagens.

The old VW bug and bus was manufactured without a park light. On VW Split and Oval, you can remove the semaphores and put a Jokon turn signal, parking and boarding light unit on the b-pillar. This was a good option around 1960 but not these days, because the semaphores are cool to have and show.

Hella, GHE Happich and other German company’s made a parking lamp for clamping in the window frame. They are white on the front and red to the rear and have a power cable and plug. This is a very nice vintage accessory, because you do not need to remove original parts. You need only the lamp and a power socket. Today, this will cost about 100-150 USD.

The third parking light option is, to mount the lamps on the b-pillar. This option makes sense on VW Bugs without semaphores, so about from 1959.

Below you see lots of different parking lights for vintage VWs.

instead of semaphores you can put these Jokon turn signal parking and boarding lights on your VW Split and Oval, source: Gute Fahrt Magazine 09/1958 instead of semaphores you can put these Jokon turn signal parking and boarding lights on your VW Split and Oval, source: Gute Fahrt Magazine 09/1958

Jokon semaphores parking lights for VW Bug, source: Gute Fahrt Magazine 01/1960 Jokon semaphores parking lights for VW Bug, source: Gute Fahrt Magazine 01/1960

Statt winken - jetzt blinken. Instead of waving semaphores - now flashing turn-signals on VW Oval Bug, source: Volkswagen accessories brochure 1957 Statt winken - jetzt blinken. Instead of waving semaphores - now flashing turn-signals on VW Oval Bug, source: Volkswagen accessories brochure 1957

Park lights for VW Oval and Split, source: german car accessories catalog 1960 Park lights for VW Oval and Split, source: german car accessories catalog 1960

VW Bug GHE park lights for clamping in the window frame. source: GHE Happich VW accessories brochure 1959 VW Bug GHE park lights for clamping in the window frame. source: GHE Happich VW accessories brochure 1959

GHE park and  turn signal lights for VW Oval Bug. They will replace the original semaphores. source: GHE Happich VW accessories brochure 1963 GHE park and turn signal lights for VW Oval Bug. They will replace the original semaphores. source: GHE Happich VW accessories brochure 1963

GHE parking lights for VW Bug, source: GHE Happich VW accessories brochure 1963 GHE parking lights for VW Bug, source: GHE Happich VW accessories brochure 1963

Vintage german parking lights with switch, source: car accessories 1964-1965 Vintage german parking lights with switch, source: car accessories 1964-1965

Vintage Hella parking lights and german wiring instruction, source: Hella catalog Vintage Hella parking lights and german wiring instruction, source: Hella catalog

Parking lights including the german road traffic act of 1954 with the justification why parking lights are necessary: "If it is necessary for the safety of traffic, please use torches or parking lights." source: Staiger Auto Accessories catalog 1954 Parking lights including the german road traffic act of 1954 with the justification why parking lights are necessary: "If it is necessary for the safety of traffic, please use torches or parking lights." source: Staiger Auto Accessories catalog 1954

Vintage VW removable parking light "PARK-BOY", source: Volkswagen accessories 1957 Vintage VW removable parking light "PARK-BOY", source: Volkswagen accessories 1957

VW Beetle and T1 Bus Turn Signal parking lights made in Germany by Jokon, source: Gute Fahrt Magazine 06/1963 VW Beetle and T1 Bus Turn Signal parking lights made in Germany by Jokon, source: Gute Fahrt Magazine 06/1963

Vintage Hella parking lights, source: Hella brochure 1959 Vintage Hella parking lights, source: Hella brochure 1959

Vintage Hella parking lights, source: Hella brochure 1959 Vintage Hella parking lights, source: Hella brochure 1959