Preservation Parts Engines

Just Kampers are stocking a range of rebuilt engines for your air-cooled VW, which are built to an incredibly high specification. 

Whether you're busy restoring your Beetle, want to upgrade your VW T2 Bay, or you've blown up your original engine, our range of Preservation Parts engines is an excellent investment in your beloved Volkswagen. 

Each engine is carefully assembled by an experienced team of engineers who thoroughly test each element and component before it's finished and sent off to you. 

What specs are available with Preservation Parts engines?

We're stocking a range of different engines for VW Beetles and the VW T2 Bay, including a 1600cc engine, an upgraded 1641cc engine and a 1776cc engine. You can check out the specifications below, as well as seeing which parts are new, and which are reused OEM parts. 

• New heavy duty Autolinea crank case,
• New twin port heads with stainless valves,
• New camshaft & new cam gear,
• New cam followers,
• New AA barrels and pistons,
• VW crank with new drive gears,
• All new Silverline bearings,
• Original VW con rods,

• New small end bushes,
• VW push rods and rocker gear,
• New heavy duty oil pump,
• New stainless steel push rod tubes,
• Elring gasket set and Bosch plugs,
• New rocker covers,
• New 200mm flywheel,
• New oil cooler,
• Supplied with all necessary fitting gaskets.

How are the Preservation Parts engines built? 

These are new engines, rebuilt from a combination of new and OEM components. Created right here in the UK, there's a speedy turnaround for these Preservation Parts engines, so you'll be back on the road in no time! 

During the build, some original Volkswagen parts are reused - this isn't about cutting costs or cutting corners, but because some of the original components from VW are better quality than the new parts which are currently available. 

Any reused original parts are thoroughly tested and checked to be well within manufacturers tolerances. Reusing these components also helps to reduce the amount of resources which are used while building each engine. 

What is Preservation Parts?

The Preservation Parts range from Just Kampers is our line of top-quality parts and accessories for classic Volkswagens. 

We set up Preservation Parts in 2012, so that we could group all of our best quality, Just Kampers exclusive products together in one place, giving our customers a range of parts that they knew would be exceptional quality. 

Preservation Parts is probably best known for including our range of top-quality panels and metalwork, all of which are created on-site here at JK HQ in Odiham, Hampshire. 

Check out this quick video we shot in 2022 to celebrate 10 years of Preservation Parts: 

Preservation Parts Engines


If you want the ultimate piece of mind when it comes to a new engine for your air-cooled VW, take a look at our range of Preservation Parts ‘New’ engine options. Available in 1600, 1641 and 1776cc, so we’ve got you covered if you want stock, or something with a bit more go! All feature a new engine case and new cylinder heads and they come with a 12 month unlimited mileage warranty.



• New heavy duty Autolinea crank case

• New twin port heads with stainless valves

• New camshaft & new cam gear

• New cam followers

• New AA barrels and pistons

• VW crank with new drive gears

• All new Silverline bearings

• Original VW con rods

• New small end bushes

• VW push rods and rocker gear

• New heavy duty oil pump

• New stainless steel push rod tubes

• Elring gasket set and Bosch plugs

• New rocker covers

• New 200mm flywheel

• New oil cooler

• Supplied with all necessary fitting gaskets

These engines are offered on a service exchange basis. When you order, we ask you to pay a refundable deposit of £400 which is charged in addition to the original cost of the unit.