Types and models

From 1949 the types are recognizable  with 2 digits :
11 =
Standard beetle
11A = Export
beetle

Since  1954 the types are shown with  3 digits.

TYPE LHD TYPE RHD MODEL shown as:
       
111 112 standard 11
113 114 export 11
115 116 standard with ragtop 11
117 118 Export with ragtop 11
141 --- Hebmuller convertible 14
152 153 Karmann convertible 15

From august 1963  :

TYPE LHD TYPE RHD MODEL shown as:
       
111 112 standard 11
113 114 export 11
115 116 standard with open rooftop 11
117 118 Export with open rooftop 11
141 142 Karmann Ghia convertible 14
143 144 Karmann Ghia coupe 14
152 153 Karmann convertible 15

From august 1967  :

TYPE LHD TYPE RHD MODEL shown as:
       
111 112 VW 1200 11
113 114 VW 1300 11
115 116 VW 1200 + open rooftop 11
117 118 VW 1300 + open rooftop 11
141 142 Karmann Ghia convertible 14
143 144 Karmann Ghia coupe 14
147 --- VW bus 17
151 152 Karmann convertible 1500 15

 

From august 1968 all beetle models are registered with a 6 numbered digit.
What does the number mean
:
1st digit  - Type
2
nd digit - Model
3
rd digit - version
4
th digit - Index
5
th digit - engine number
6
th digit - Transmission


 

Model, type, version :
 11 - VW 1200/VW 1300/VW 1500
 14 - VW 1500 Karmann Ghia
convertible/Coupe
147 - VW
Fridolin
 15 - VW 1500
convertible

Motor num
ber:
1 - 1200 cc
2 - 1300 cc
3 - 1500 cc
4 - 1
600 cc

Transmission number:
1 - hand
driven four gear transmission
2 - semi-
automatic transmission