The Beetle, officially Volkswagen Type 1, is an "economy car" produced by Volkswagen between 1938 and 2003, characterized by the air-cooled rear engine and rear-wheel drive. With more than 21,000,000 cars produced, the Beetle is the longest-running and most-produced car in the world.
Although the Beetle was designed in the 1930s, mass production did not begin until 1945. The Beetle was internally referred to as the Volkswagen Type 1, but marketed as simply the "Volkswagen". Later models were designated as the VW 1200, 1300, 1500, 1302 or 1303. In Germany the Beetle was called "Käfer", and later marketed in Germany as well. In the 1950s, the VW Beetle was more comfortable and powerful than most other small cars on the European market. Thanks to the quality construction of the Beetle classics and the innovative advertising, the Beetle remained a Top Seller in the US for a long time.
The classic VW Beetle featured a rear-wheel drive, air-cooled 4-cylinder boxer engine (rear) in a 2-door body with a flat windshield, 4 seats and a luggage storage under the hood. Some features were initially revamped; mechanical drum brakes, split-window rear windows, mechanical turn signals and the non-synchromesh gearbox. During the production phases, Volkswagen sold the Beetle with a 4-speed manual gearbox. From 1961 VW offered an optional version of the Saxomat semi-automatic transmission.
Buy a Volkswagen Beetle classic car
At E&R Classics you will find a wide range of classic Beetles and Beetle Cabriolet models. On our extensive website you will find a page for every Volkswagen Beetle where you can take a good look at the classic through photos and a video. If you prefer to view your classic Beetle dream physically, you are always welcome in our showroom in Waalwijk.
High quality Beetle classic cars at E&R Classics
At ER Classics, every car is checked on 125 points by one of our own mechanics. The Volkswagen Beetle models we offer are of high quality and often extensively restored. Both optically and technically these classics are in very good condition. For more information about maintenance on a Beetle click here.
Trade in or sell your Beetle classic car
In addition to buying Beetle classic cars, you can also contact us for selling and/or trading in your Volkswagen Beetle classic car. Feel free to contact one of our classic car experts for more information about selling and/or trading in your classic Volkswagen. We are specialized in registration and inspections and worldwide transport to your front door is possible.
Sell or trade in a classic Volkswagen?
Volkswagen classic car cabriolet for sale at E&R Classics
E&R Classics offers various Volkswagen Beetles for sale. Including Volkswagen Beetle cabriolets. A cabriolet version of the iconic Volkswagen Beetle is ideal if you want to enjoy the sun and combine this with your love for classic cars. Open the roof and enjoy the outdoors while touring. You can even choose to travel abroad with a Beetle cabriolet. For more information about classic car travel click here.
ER Classics has the right classic Volkswagen Beetle for you!
What are the advantages of buying a Volkswagen Beetle classic from ER Classics?
- Wide range of classic Volkswagens for sale
- All classic cars have been thoroughly checked by our own workshop
- Own workshop with 20 mechanics
- Registration and inspections possible
- Worldwide transport to your door
- High quality and service
- Trade-in options
- Customers rate us with a 8.9
Europe's number 1 online classic car dealer
If you are looking for a beautiful Beetle or Beetle cabriolet, you will be assisted by one of our own classic car experts. ERclassics has specialized in the purchase and sale of classic cars since 2008 and can rightly call itself Europe's number 1 online classic car dealer.