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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.


The 11th Lottermann VW Veteranen Meeting in Bad Camberg. What a meeting! So many VW friends from all over the world came to Bad Camberg. Great cars, great people and perfect weather. Hopefully in four years again! Check out the pictures...


10th Aircooled VOLKSWAGEN Meeting

Check out the pictures from the 10th "Käferfreunde Pendelachse" Meeting in Düsseldorf

Restoration finished!

Egon Hermann has finished the restoration of his 1952 KARMANN convertible 15-008819. Check out the new pictures!

Oldest known Karmann at the Techno Classica 2019

Volkswagen has shown his Karmann 15-00107 at the Techno Classica in Essen. All pictures you´ll find here.

Karmann 15-03553 from 1951

Missing pictures are added to Karmann 15-03553 from Sweden. Good luck with the restoration Per-Olov!


Nice report about Claus fresh restored 1952 Barndoor Panel Van

New in Rarest of the Rare

New MOTO METER Instrument for the oval dashboard


08.06.2019: new Karmann split convertible 15-09959 from Austria (PS)
02.06.2019: picture upload "Käferfreunde Pendelachse Meeting" in Düsseldorf (CM)
30.05.2019: missing pictures added to Karmann 15-03553 from Sweden (CM)
08.05.2019: "watchlist function" added to the registry website (CM)
01.05.2019: new pictures from Karmann 15-08819 (CM)
13.04.2019: new pictures of the oldest known Karmann 15-00107 (CM)
26.03.2019: Karmann 15-09478 from Germany new in the Registry (CM)
03.03.2019: new pictures and infos from Gerhards Karmann 15-09199 (CM)
18.02.2019: new pictures from Zwitter Karmann 1-0409537 (CM)
06.02.2019: new restauration pictures of Karmann 15-03363 (CM)
27.01.2019: new pictures from Karmann 15-01126 (CM)
27.01.2019: new restauration & history pictures from Karmann 15-10544 (PS)
03.01.2019: new Karmann convertible 15-03383 from Germany (CM)
05.01.2019: missing picture added to Karmann 15-03440 from Sweden (CM)
05.01.2019: new pictures from Karmann15-06206 and Karmann 1-0262705 (CM)
08.12.2018: new pictures from Genes´ unrestored Karmann 15-01519 (PS)
07.12.2018: new pictures from Karmann 15-05078 (CM)
01.10.2018: new pictures and new owner of Karmann 15-02804 (CM)
14.09.2018: many new pictures from Karmann 15-09448 and 15-04259 (CM)
17.07.2018: new pictures from Karmann 15-01809 from USA (CM)
23.06.2018: new pictures from Karmann 1-0384281 from Germany (CM)
15.05.2018: new Karmann split convertible 1-0363290 from 1952 (CM)
13.05.2018: new pictures from Karmann 15-00124 from Germany (CM)
13.05.2018: new pictures from Karmann 1-0459230 from USA (CM)


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!



Body number: 15-03383

Chassis number: 1-XXXXXXX

Engine number: X

Country: Germany

Year of production: 1951

Body number: 15-09478

Chassis number: 1-0355640

Engine number: X

Country: Germany

Year of production: 1952

Body number: 15-09959

Chassis number: 1-0372237

Engine number: 1-0481314

Country: Austria

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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Save the date!

17th to 18th of August 2019

From the 17th to 18th of August 2019 the family around Klaus Hebmüller will organize the next HEBMÜLLER KAROSSERIE MEETING in Meerbusch.
One highlight is the ride with all Hebmüller Type 14A to the old factory in Wülfrath, like in 2014.

We plan with a new wolrd record between 30 and 40 Type 14A convertibles! The actual world record is 29 cars from 2009 in Hessisch Oldendorf.

Don´t miss it!

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