Vehicle Model History

History and data for key Volkswagen models

  1. Chassis numbers and details
  2. Engine numbers and specifications
  3. Paint codes and colours

The JK team have pooled their knowledge, and raided the JK archive, to reveal the history behind their favourite VW's. From manufacturing and production volumes through to body styles and trim levels there's something new to learn about your Volkswagen.

Learn how to decipher the chassis number, unravel the mystery of your paint code or translate your engine number by selecting your vehicle below... 

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  • VW Baja (1900 - 1900)

    Full production history and technical specifications for the Volkswagen Baja. Data covers all VW Bajas, Super Beetles and Cabrios.

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  • VW Beetle (1946 - 2003)

    Full production history and technical specifications for the Volkswagen T1 Beetle. Data covers all VW Bugs, Kafers. Super Beetles and Cabrios.

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  • VW Beetle Cabriolet (1949 - 1980)

    Full production history and technical specifications for the Volkswagen T1 Beetle. Data covers all VW Bugs, Kafers. Super Beetles and Cabrios.

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  • VW T2 Split Screen (1950 - 1967)

    Full production history and technical specs for the Volkswagen Type 2 which is also commonly known as the VW Splitscreen, Splitty, Bulli or Samba.

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  • VW Karmann Ghia (1955 - 1975)

    Full production history and technical specifications for the Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. Data covers all VW Karmann Ghias, Ghia, Type 3 Ghia, Type 14, Type 34, Razor, Razoredge.

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  • VW Type 34 Ghia (1955 - 1975)

    Full production history and technical specifications for the Volkswagen Type 34 Ghia. Data covers all VW Type 34 Ghias, Ghia, Type 3 Ghia, Type 14, Type 34, Razor, Razoredge.

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  • VW Type 3 (1961 - 1973)

    Full production history and technical specifications for the Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. Data covers all VW Type 3, Squareback, Notchback, Fastback, Square, Notch, Type Three, Station Wagon.

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  • VW T2 Bay Window (1967 - 1979)

    Production history and technical specs for the Volkswagen T2 ‘Bay Window’. Data covers T2a ‘Early Bays’, T2b ‘Late Bays’ and ‘Crossover’ models.

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  • VW Type 181 (1968 - 1983)

    Full production history and technical specifications for the Volkswagen Type 181. Data covers all VW 181s, Type 182s, 182s, 181s, Trekkers, Things, Kurierwagens, Safaris, Camats.

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  • VW T25 (1979 - 2002)

    Detailed production history and technical specifications for the Volkswagen T25 which is often referred to as the T3, Caravelle, Vanagon and Wedge.

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  • VW T4 (1990 - 2003)

    Detailed production history and technical specifications for the Volkswagen Transporter T4 which is also widely referred to as Caravelle and Eurovan.

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  • VW T2c Brazilian Bay Window (1997 - 2014)

    Read the full history of the Volkswagen T2c ‘Brazilian Bay’ - Production history, technical specifications and model variants.

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  • VW T5 (2003 - 2015)

    Production history and technical specifications for the Volkswagen Transporter T5 which is also known as the Caravelle, Multivan and Sportline.

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  • VW T6 (2015 - 2016)

    Production history and technical specifications for the Volkswagen Transporter T6 which is also known as the Caravelle, Multivan and Sportline.

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