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  Volkswagen Beetle Parts for the Classic VW Beetle, Super Beetle, & Beetle Convertible at JBUGS.COM.
In addition to classic VW Beetle parts, we also offer parts for the VW Cabriolet and Volkswagen Rabbit.
These VW Interior Kits are available for both the classic VW Beetle and Volkswagen Super Beetle.
VW Brake parts for Super Beetles, classic Beetles, and Beetle Convertibles include wheel cylinders, master cylinder, VW brake drums, brake shoes and rotors.
www.jbugs.com /VW-Beetle-Parts.htm   (362 words)

  Volkswagen Beetle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Beetle name was later reused when the New Beetle was introduced in 1998.
The final batch of 3,000 Beetles were sold as 2004 models and badged as the Última Edición, with whitewall tires, a host of previously-discontinued chrome trim, and the choice of two special paint colors taken from the New Beetle.
The New Beetle is related to the original only in name and appearance: under the hood, it is a modern car in every way, based on the Volkswagen A platform.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/VW_Beetle   (1571 words)

 VW Beetle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Volkswagen Beetle or Bug is a small family car, the best known car of Volkswagen, of Germany, and almost certainly the world.
Volkswagen sold Beetles in the United States until 1978 and in Europe until the mid-1980s.
On July 30, 2003, the final original VW Beetle (No. 21,529,464) was produced at the last remaining production facility in Puebla, Mexico, some 65 years since its public launch in Nazi Germany, and an unprecedented 58-year production run since 1945.
www.bidprobe.com /en/wikipedia/v/vw/vw_beetle.html   (831 words)

 Hola! Old VW Beetle gets one last run - Jul. 10, 2003
For the 300 Mexicans who work on the Beetle production line at the plant in the central Mexican state of Puebla, it will be like parting with a member of the family.
The car that became the VW Beetle originally was conceived by Hitler while he was imprisoned in 1924 after an attempted coup.
As its popularity spread, the Beetle became the car of choice of the rebellious post-war generation in the United States and Europe, for whom it represented freedom from the tight social restrictions of the time.
money.cnn.com /2003/07/10/pf/autos/bc.autos.volkswagen.beetle   (1001 words)

 VW 62 Beetle
Painted Fjord Green, the Beetle appears predominantly vintage with the exception of its lowered ride stance and a set of classy Porsche alloys measuring 14x5.5 and 15x8 in the front and rear.
Aside from an original Empi GTV wood steering wheel, which Pittman personally restored, the Beetle's interior has remained decidedly stock, thanks to Gray's upholstery in Jax, Fla. Comprised of a TMI interior package, the seats and door panels are covered with tan vinyl with tweed inserts.
The Beetle appears predominantly vintage with stock hardware such as original headlamps, chrome trim and bumpers.
www.vwtrendsweb.com /features/0401vwt_florida   (1087 words)

 ~ More Praise for The All-New 1998 VW Beetle
I was lucky enough to have been at the 1997 Detroit Auto Show when Volkswagon introduced their prototype of the New Beetle.
Check out the VW Beetle websites in the US, or in Germany.
Beetle enthusiast Peter Schmidt's experiences with the New Beetle.
members.aol.com /gjcomm/beetle   (195 words)

 vw beetle
Spring Kit, VW Beetle Cabrio 2003 on, lowers car 40 mm (1.58") in front and 30 mm (1.2") in rear; these springs are 100% German made on CNC precision winding machines from chrome silicone and chrome vanadium wire (world's best spring steel), shot peened in & out, phosphate coated, powder coated FREE...
VW Beetle Strut brace, polished stainless steel; our strut braces are easy to install and improve handling by stiffening your chassis.
Air Intake with high performance air filter, VW Beetle 1.8t and 2.0l 1999 on; complete with high performance air filter and heat shield/mounting bracket and breather filter for the air pump hose mount.
www.electrodyne.cc /search_engine_info/vwbeetle.html   (1462 words)

 "KC Froehlich's New VW Beetle Page"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
I know that it isn't really a true Beetle, but it's a car that I believe is faithful to the spirit of the old Type I. All things must evolve to survive...
VW tried to create something original with the Corrado a few years back - but I really wasn't impressed with the automatically adjusting spoiler, or the body design that looked a lot like a rounded off Pontiac T1000...
So, since I do plan to get myself a New Beetle A.S.A.P, but I know that they are already as scarce as hens teeth, I'll just wait patiently and live vicariously through other New Beetle owner's pages, as well as the myriad of VW sites dedicated to their newest (and oldest) addition.
web.infoave.net /~kctech/NewBeetle.html   (344 words)

 VW unveils new Beetle - Jan. 5, 1998
     VW officials, hoping to woo a new generation of car buyers, told reporters and analysts at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit Monday the new Beetle has many of the same characteristics of the old model, but also contains a host of 1990-era features, including side airbags, CD players and cup holders.
However, gas mileage, which helped make the Beetle such a hit 30 years ago, remains among the highest for small cars at 48 miles per gallon.
     Older people, who owned a VW Beetle 30 years ago, have been coming into the dealership asking about the car and first-time buyers are wandering in to see what the car looks like, he said.
money.cnn.com /1998/01/05/home_auto/beetles   (658 words)

 Goodbye VW Beetle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Beetle made Volkswagen world famous and was seen as a symbol of Germany's economic upturn.
A legend that would endure in the hearts and minds of all people for whom the Beetle had been a companion on their journeys“.
The last Beetle is an Aquarius blue "Última Edición", has a 1.6 l petrol engine, and delivers a power output of 34 kW.
www.germancarfans.com /classics.cfm/classicid/5040331.013/volkswagen/1.html   (450 words)

 Chirco VW History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
On May 28, 1938 a ceremony was held to commemorate the laying of the conerstone of the VW factory.
All Beetles in America would be produced at the Emden plant.
June, Beetle 11,916,519 was the last Beetle produced in Wolfsburg.
www.chirco.com /vwhistory/vwhistory.htm   (674 words)

 History of the VW Beetle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The history of the Beetle really goes back to pre 2nd world war Germany when Ferdinand Porsche had a vision of a mass produced vehicle that was affordable to the average German, an idea that was shared with the young Adolf Hitler who himself could not drive, but was a car fanatic.
Porsche had previously worked on some other small cars that used many elements later to be included in the Beetle.
The Type 32 prototype NSU of 1934 was an air-cooled rear engined four cylinder horizontally opposed powered car that used torsion bar suspension and featured beetle-like styling.
www.volkswest.co.uk /beetle_history.html   (686 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Vw Beetle: Performance Handbook   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
It covers the beetle's mechanical history in a concise manner as well as instructs the "will be modifier" of the pitfalls and of all that is involved in undertaking a modification.
With this combination an engine could easily make 3 times its original output yet with no modifications to increase the valvetrain strength the most likely recourse would be for your engine to suck a valve and shoot a piston through the case effectively wrecking the piston, rods, head, and maybe even the case.
His other book, 'Air-Cooled VW Engine Interchange Manual' (5 stars), is the next step down as far as detail is concerned and concentrates on engine specific information.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0760304696?v=glance   (1177 words)

 Beetle Overboard! / VW hung off GG Bridge in prank
The students said the incident also was designed to commemorate the 20th anniversary of a similar prank in Vancouver, where engineering students annually suspend VW Bugs from bridges.
Steele laughed as she described past pranks pulled off by students in her department, but in San Francisco this morning, the CHP and the Coast Guard were unsettled by the incident.
As the VW remained suspended, the Coast Guard rerouted ships underneath the bridge, fearing the vehicle would fall.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/archive/2001/02/05/MN60371.DTL   (990 words)

 VW Beetle Parts - Discount VW Beetle Auto Parts
Our VW Beetle parts online catalog is the largest state of the art catalog to use for looking up VW Beetle auto parts.
The majority of our VW Beetle parts we carry, are made by the original equipment manufacturers (OEM parts).
All our VW Beetle auto parts are new and guaranteed to fit.
www.discountvdubparts.com /BET--003_years.html   (256 words)

 VW Beetle
Many a non VW owner has pondered why so many people can love a car that Henry Ford II rejected as being "too ugly to sell", yet this "ugly" car went on to become the single most popular vehicle in the world.
Even after almost half a century the beetle's following is as strong as ever, and Volkswagen have even confirmed that Concept One, a 90's restyling of the immortal original, will go into production in 1998, thrusting the beetle into the 21st century.
Although most beetle fans would like to see a car that is rear engined, rear wheel drive and air cooled, it is unlikely that the mass market would put up with the beetle's "character", and the whole point is to bring the Volkswagen "People's Car" back to the masses.
teamborda.freehomepage.com /beetle.htm   (514 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | VW Beetle is named 'crappest car'
He said he knew putting the Beetle top was controversial, but the car was "a triumph of expectation over reality".
But London and Thames Valley VW Club chairman Trevor Wilson said many people would jump to the car's defence.
Mr Wilson, 37, the proud owner of a 1977 Beetle cabriolet, said he liked the car's design, the way panels were bolted on rather than welded to make them easier to replace.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/3742504.stm   (445 words)

 VW Beetle: Production of the "Última Edición" starts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Photo: VW With the start of production of the "Última Edición", Volkswagen de México in Puebla marked the last phase of production of the legendary Beetle.
Neumann emphasised that, with the "Última Edición", the Beetle would be showing itself at its best and added: "True stars, and their fans, know when it's time to quit." He went on to say that for many years, Volkswagen in Mexico, had been about more than just the Beetle.
Since it was founded in 1964, VW de México had almost always been market leader in the passenger vehicle segment.
www.autointell-news.com /News-2003/July-2003/July-2003-3/July-16-03-p2.htm   (411 words)

 My 1968 VW Beetle sedan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Beetles still come with drum brakes all around
Here is a picture of the previous owner when I came to get the Beetle...
Replacing the tank to a late-68-on model required the filler neck tube to be replaced.
home.triad.rr.com /cyber/kghia/my68bug.html   (174 words)

 Beetle New Volkswagen Wallpaper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Beautiful Beetle in front of Stanford Hall, taken at this years meet...
I drove the Volkswagen's New Beetle people were all eyes...
The Volkswagen Beetle or Bug is a small family...
www.ringtones-logos-wallpaper.co.uk /13/fones632.html   (482 words)

 About the VW Beetle Special Editions | Marathon Beetle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
'Marathon Beetles' were offered as 1300cc Standard model and as a 1302 Super with special Marathon Blue Metallic (metallic silver/blue, 96M) paint and unique silver and fl sports wheels (Lemmertz made, part no. 000 071 475B), with silver wheel nut covers and octagonal VW alloy centre caps.
Also included was a commemorative folder 'History in the making', a small certificate, keyring and souvenir gold coloured medallion with the inscription 'Der Weltmeister 1972, Wolfsburg, Germany' and a side view of a Beetle.
A few Super Beetle Marathons were available at US Dealerships.
www.sebeetles.com /marathon.htm   (118 words)

 VW Beetle Convertible: A LEGO® creation by Sean Kenney : MOCpages.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
I rebuilt the rear section of the VW Beetle about 10 times; I finally came up with this design, which I like best.
It is hard to illustrate the "seams" in the Beetle's sheet metal, which is much of what separates the rear fenders from the tailgate.
Definitely captures the soul of the new beetle in bricks.
www.mocpages.com /moc.php/1576   (999 words)

 Tom's Volkswagen Repair Search
This is the Baja Page, dedicated to the VW bug sedan, modified to go fast over rough terrain.
How to keep a VW Baja Bug up and running in the most VW unfriendly areas, as learned from personal experience.
A sequence of photos of how a VW Bug is disassembled prior to installing a Baja body kit.
laudeman.com /all_faq.html   (617 words)

 1966 VW Beetle.com
Welcome to 1966vwbeetle.com - a growing global community of 1966 VW Beetle enthusiasts and your site for information on the 1966 Volkswagen Beetle.
If you own, have owned, or are a fan of the 1966 Beetle, you probably know all of the things that make this particular model year unique.
From the 1300 engine to the slotted wheels to assist in brake cooling, there were a number of changes that set this year apart from the rest.
www.1966vwbeetle.com   (318 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Original Vw Beetle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The 1949-1959 VW Beetle (Authenticity Series) by Bob Wilson
The Volkswagen Beetle is a true classic without peers.
This book seems to be the result of tedious and well conducted research in to the beetle's history.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1901432270?v=glance   (661 words)

 Vintage Volkswagen Pictures, Bug Beetle Karmann Ghia VW Bus Pictures
Volkswagens of all types, like the Beetle and the Thing, as well as the Karmann Ghia and the Camper or the Cabriolet, bring smiles and fond memories to the minds of many people.
In 1956 the familiar Beetle, Bus and Karmann Ghia were joined in the USA by the 1500, a larger car with boxier styling.
The Super Beetle convertible was the last holdout for the Bug style VWs in the USA being imported until 1979.
www.hubcapcafe.com /ocs/volkswagen.htm   (403 words)

 VW offers buyers free auto insurance
The program, open only to residents of states where it's offered, won't hurt the resale value of the models as higher rebates do, she said.
Among people likely to buy a Volkswagen Beetle or Golf, the average insurance premium is $846 a year, insurance data compiled by CNW show.
Incentive spending by all automakers in the United States is expected to rise 20 percent to a record $60 billion this year from $50 billion last year, CNW reports.
www.freep.com /money/autonews/vw1e_20050101.htm   (740 words)

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