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WELCOME TO OUR VINTAGE VW HOMEPAGE

Welcome to our redesigned VW homepage. We have decided to clearly distinguish both Karmann Type 15 and Hebmueller Registry. As previously on our site www.karmann1952.de 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 ( www.hebmueller-registry.com ), 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

NUMBER OF REGISTERED CARS:

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: info@karmann1952.de

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

LATEST NEWS:

NEW 1952 Karmann

KARMANN 15-08362 unearthed in Sweden! Now 167 split convertibles in the Registry 
(CM)

Police convertible painted!

Check ouit the new paint job pictures of Christian Grundmanns police convertible 15-09252
(CM)

Pictures from 15-10038

Missing pictures added to Karmann 15-10038. Thanks Matt for the pics and good luck with the restoration! (PS)

LAST UPLOAD:

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)
18.04.2020: missing picture added to Karmann 1-0214570 from Norway (PS)
15.04.2020: new picture added to 1-0344607 from Sweden (CM)
04.04.2020: new picture added to 15-03539 from Sweden (CM)
04.04.2020: new pictures of Karmann 15-00557 (CM)
11.03.2020: new pictures of Karmann 15-01519 (CM)
11.03.2020: new pictures of Karmann 15-03327 (CM)

PAPLER POLICE CONVERTIBLE

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 

VW WINKERTREFFEN AUSTRIA 2020

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

TYPE 18A REGISTRY

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.

DIRECT REGISTRY ENTRY

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!

KARMANN TYPE 15 CONVERTIBLES

OUR LATEST KARMANN REGISTRY ENTRIES:

Body number: 15-XXXXX

Chassis number: 1-0221835

Engine number: X

Country: Sweden

Year of production: 1951

Body number: 445720

Chassis number: 1-0308442

Engine number: X

Country: Germany

Year of production: 1951

Body number: 15-08362

Chassis number: 1-0344607

Engine number: X

Country: Sweden

Year of production: 1952

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

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.

HOW TO BUILD YOUR OWN HEBMÜLLER

Peters tribute Hebmüller

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

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VOLKSWORLD SHOW 2018

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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FINISHED AFTER SEVEN YEARS

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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PICTURES FROM HESSISCH OLDENDORF

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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