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Welcome to our redesigned VW homepage. We have decided to clearly distinguish both Karmann Type 15 and Hebmueller Registry. As previously on our site you will find the split and zwitter convertible registry. Using the registry entry on lower side of start site you can head on to the new Hebmueller registry ( ), which does not only list the existing VW type 14A and type 18A convertibles but also all known surviving Hebmueller bodies. To grant most complete information we were able to motivate many Hebmueller specialists to share their knowledge and archives as for example the Hebmueller family, Bob Gilmore, Klaus Jacobsen and Steve Dressler amongst others. Both registries now are offering filters to sort listed cars by year of make, colour, condition or country. Many thanks to Niels Timmerman for designing the new registry logos. As usual we will be happy to receive your feedback to our website as well as informations about known or unknown cars. 

Have fun and enjoy the Registries.

Claus Missing & Peter Schepens


As we can see there are existing today nearly the same number of Hebmüller and Karmann convertibles. The VW Hebmuller always was a very special and highly appreciated car which usually saved them from the scrapyard. The production output of roughly 700 Hebs to 10.000 split verts clearly show how many Karmanns have been disposed off during the years. In case you have knowlege about cars not being registered yet or you are able to update informations about already registered cars, please send us an email to:

Also more recent pictures or missing pictures belonging to registered cars are greatly appreciated.


Pics from Sweden

New pictures of Jan-Anders beautiful 1951 Karmann 15-03489 from the Sweden (CM)

1950 Karmann

New in the Registry: Karmann 1-0170185 Germany (CM)

Karmann 15-02209

Check out the new pictures of Karmann 15-02209 from 1950. A car with a very nice patina look! (CM)


16.04.2022: new pictures of Karmann 15-03489 from Sweden (CM)
20.03.2022: new Karmann split convertible 1-0170185 in the Registry (CM)
28.01.2022: new pictures of Karmann 15-02209 from Germany (CM)
26.12.2021: new pictures of Karmann 15-01968 from USA (PS)
22.11.2021: new pictures of Karmann 1-0243646 from the USA (CM)
19.09.2021: pictures from the fresh restored Karmann 15-01809 from USA (PS)
15.09.2021: Karmann 15-07715 changed the owner in the Netherlands (CM)
31.07.2021: Body number and new owner added to Karmann 1-0374047 from Spain (CM)
24.06.2021: new picture added to Zwitter convertible 10-10982 from Colombia (CM)
15.05.2021: new pictures of Karmann 15-02581 from Switzerland (CM)
11.04.2021: pictures from the fresh restored Karmann 15-04958 from Hungary (CM)
20.03.2021: new picture added to 15-00124 from the Netherlands (PS)
20.03.2021: new pictures of Karmann 15-00960 from the USA (CM)
10.01.2021: new pictures of Austro Tatra 18-00400 from Austria (CM)
03.01.2021: new history pictures of police convertible 1-0392741 (PS)
01.01.2021: new Karmann split convertible 15-09452 from France (CM)
26.12.2020: new pictures of Zwitter convertible 1-0441606 from Germany (CM)
08.12.2020: new pictures of Karmann 15-08555 from the USA (CM)
24.10.2020: new Karmann split convertible 15-10034 from the Netherlands (CM)
24.10.2020: new restoration pictures of Karmann 15-07594 from the USA (PS)
08.10.2020: new Karmann split convertible 15-08362 in the Registry (CM)
04.10.2020: new pictures of Karmann 15-02593 from 1950 (CM)
04.10.2020: new restoration pictures of Karmann Police convertible 15-09252 (CM)
30.09.2020: missing pictures added to Karmann 15-10038 from the USA (PS)
03.09.2020: new Palpler police convertible 445720 in the Type 18A Registry (CM)
01.09.2020: pictures and video added from the 3rd VW Winkertreffen in Austria (CM)
31.08.2020: new pictures added to Karmann 15-061 48 from 1951 (CM)
06.07.2020: Body number added to Karmann 15-08226 from Germany (CM)
07.06.2020: Body number added to Karmann 15-07974 from Finland (CM)
06.06.2020: new 1952 Karmann split convertible 15-09493 from Indonesia (PS)
31.05.2020: Karmann 15-01519 went from the USA to Scotland (CM)


Check out the pictures of this ultra rare Austro Tatra Type 18A Police Convertible! Since many years it is stored under the roof of an old barn somewhere in Austria. Those cars were built between 1950 and 1951 in Vienna. Five cars are still known in the Registry. You can identify an Austro Tatra on the big metal bulb on the engine deck lid. It was made for more space for the second generator. Informations about the car are highly appreciated! Is the car still stored in the barn??


New for the Type 18A Registry

This ultra rare Papler Type 18A police convertible unearthed in a barn in Germany! Only eight cars with the typical flat windscreen frame are still known in exist. Here you´ll find all eight cars 


Check out the new video and pictures from the 3rd VW Winkertreffen in Zeillern, Austria. Organized by Roland Holm and Peter Kohoutek from the 1st DÖKS VW Club. Over 100 aircooled cars out of five countries were there. The oldest car was a KDF beetle from 1943. Safe the date for the next meeting in four years: 10.-11. August 2024


Click on the Registry logo to see the cars

Check out the new car filter in each Registry. If you have any information about unregistered or registered cars, please let us know. All incoming informations are highly appreciated!


The complete Type 18A Registry is online again. By popular request you will find the PAPLER and the AUSTRO TATRA Type 18A police convertibles on this website again. With a click on the start side counter you can also reach the Type 18A HEBMÜLLER Registry. Informations about known and unknown cars are always welcome.


Unbelievable find in South Germany! Karmann 15-10034 was rescued out of a collapsed Garage! The car is currently in the Netherlands at his new owner. Now we have 168 split convertibles registered.



Body number: 445720

Chassis number: 1-0308442

Engine number: X

Country: Germany

Year of production: 1951

Body number: 15-10034

Chassis number: 1-0373307

Engine number: X

Country: Netherlands

Year of production: 1952

Body number: 15-09452

Chassis number: 1-0364174

Engine number: X

Country: France

Year of production: 1952


1949 - 2019

This year we celebrate the 70th birthday of one of the most beautiful coachbuild cars which were ever build. The Volkswagen Type 14a! A prototype was shown the first time in March 1949, at the car show in Geneva, Switzerland.


Peters tribute Hebmüller

Peter did it! He has built his own Type 14A convertible with all details! 

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Check out our pictures from the VOLKSWORLD Show 2018 in Esher. Four Type 14a Hebmüller convertibles took part. What a great weekend! 

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Hellish loud, super slowly, 1952 Barndoor Panel Van! 

Ready for the road after seven years. All restouration steps are done: stripping; acid dipping; passivation; welding; KTL coating, an endless paint job and finally the mounting. Check out all pictures!

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June 2017: The whole VW Scene has met in Hessisch Oldendorf. Unbelieveable 900 vintage VOLKSWAGEN and 45.000 visitors from all over the world! 

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