Category: Vintage VW Links


PanelKraft, based in Arlesey near Letchworth, were established in 1998 and have vast experience in the restoration of Volkswagen Beetles along with Type 3s, Type 25s, VW Split Screen Vans, Bay Window Campers and Karmann Ghias. They also service Watercooled VW’s, Hotrods and Porsches. Ask for Hayden!

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Kaefer Nostalgie

Kaefer Nostalgie specialise in new and original parts for early Beetles with special focus on pre-1955 models.

Their goal is to be able to offer their customers the widest range of parts for vintage VWs, a goal they have been following since they opened their doors in 2002. Since then, they have been adding several parts to their catalogue every month to become today the number one reference company when it comes to high quality parts for Split and Oval Window Beetles.

Their inventory consists not only of carefully selected original parts but also of high quality reproductions which are only offered and manufactured by Kaefer Nostalgie.

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ZAR Werks

ZAR Werks is an internet resource for restorers of early Volkswagen Beetles. It is the brainchild of a couple vintage VW enthusiasts who possess various skills and materials and endeavor to fill voids in the hobby, making parts and services available that are not already available elsewhere. Accuracy and quality are everything. 

The products and services provided are worthy of the very best restoration. ZAR Werks is not a storefront, nor a commercial business. It is merely a hobby business that is run collectively by a couple of enthusiasts. Each one of these people represent a subset of the products and services listed on their website, and each one is wholly responsible for the sale, delivery and quality of that product. For that reason, the “purchase’ and “inquire” links under each product or service will open an e-mail window directed to the person who provides that part or service.

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Welcome to, the world’s premiere manufacturer of vintage VW replacement panels.

We are a company with a strong belief in putting out the best quality products that we can, we are sure you will find the replacement panels that you need for your restoration/project.We will do whatever it takes to make sure you are satisfied with our products, 100% satisfied, or you will get your money back.

We offer the fullest range of vintage VW replacement panels, panels for type 1, type 2, type 3 and soon, early Porsche 356s. We are housed in a 10,000 square foot manufacturing facility and employ a lot of new and old technologies in order to achieve or objective – from laser scanners used to measure complex surfaces in our die shop, to good old fashioned hammer and dollies used to hand finish parts.

Give us a chance, I am sure we will become your go to company for vintage VW replacement panels.


Wolf Parts

Wolf Parts and Metal Restoration was founded in 2003. We are a company that have specialized in old Volkswagens and high quality panels/parts that are so important for accomplishing a serious restoration.

Our main task is to reproduce hard to find panels/parts and to improve the quality of already available panels/parts. Most of our repair panels/parts are handmade, but we also have developed a few press-tools for quantity reproduction as well. Of course to the same high quality standard!

We do all our measurements on NOS VW parts. New parts will continuously be introduced at our website and you are most welcome to contact us. We also do full metal restorations as well as trading restored and unrestored VW cars.

Our location is in beautiful Northern Sweden and we ship parts worldwide!

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1952 Barn Door Panel Van restoration

Barclay Stainton of Status VW Parts owns this ’52 Panel Van which is currently undergoing a full restoration.

“Follow the on-going step by step restoration of our 1952 Panel Van as we re-build it from the ground up. We will be using all original parts, that you can buy from our shop. Follow the photographic re-build started in March 2011. We will be giving you an in-depth and step by step account of how to do the same…”

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Auto Craft Engineering UK

Auto Craft Engineering UK Ltd specialise in manufacturing classic Volkswagen panels and accessories in their fully equipped workshop.

With years of engineering experience behind them they formed their own company and began producing high quality hand made and pressed repair panels.

Their product range is forever growing and as they expand they hope to add many new parts to their range in the future.

“We work to the highest standard to ensure that our panels are 100% correct, and we are always happy to receive feedback from our customers and give advice when needed.”

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One On One Restorations

Steve Gilbert & One on One Restorations means one thing – VOLKSWAGEN! Steve started VW restoration at home back in the early 80s, working primarily on his own and friends’ Beetles. But it wasn’t long before enthusiasts noticed the quality of his handiwork and requests for professional restoration work soon followed.

Steve was encouraged by many people to work full time on VWs and leave his engineering and fabrication background behind. No-one could have been more persuasive than Ivan McCutcheon of ‘Volksworld’ magazine, in encouraging Steve to set up full time as One on One Restorations.

He set up his business in his home town, Burnley, Lancashire, based in Thorney Bank Mill, a listed building divided into industrial units. His workshop may not be the biggest in the land but as the company name implies, its “one person” working on “one car” at any “one time”. Steve is happy working on any form of VW restoration, from creating wildly modified, award winning Fridolins to 100 point concours cars including Beetles, Karmann Ghias and Buses. Steves cars have been featured in magazines worldwide including Volksworld, Hot VWs, VW Speed and Street VWs of Japan to name but a few. There is no limit to the service One on One can offer, “the only limit is your imagination”.

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Status VW Parts

STATUS VW PARTS  have been around since 1998 and have become established as one of the leading names in the air-cooled VW scene.

They’ve now become part of the VEWIB group – Their reputation for supplying the very best quality VW beetle parts is second to none with a range of standard original VW parts which covers VW Beetle models and all the other air-cooled models too.

Their new premises, located on the outskirts of Rubgy in Warwickshire, features a showroom and mini museum located inside.

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Karmann Konnection

Over the last 23 years Karmann Konnection has grown to become a leading supplier of restoration parts and accessories for Vintage Volkswagen, Porsche 356, and early 911 vehicles.

They started back in 1982, restoring Karmann Ghias and Beetles at Ritchies house. A retail shop was opened soon afterwards to supply the rapidly expanding cal-look market.

Their aim is to help you restore and maintain your pride and joy from ’40 s models to the last aircooled T25’s. Their knowledgeable staff are there 7 days a week to serve you. They also have a stand at all the major VW events in the UK.

The new larger store and museum is in Southend, Essex just off the A127 and they have massive stocks of parts and vehicles including approx 15 Split Screen and Bay Window campers, along with a selection of Porsche 356’s for sale.

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