The rarest Volkswagen Beetle is the Zwitter, which was manufactured and produced from October of 1952 up until March of 1953, and is most commonly known for its split window on the rear of the car,. The car halted production because the split window in the back was found to be compromising the vision of drivers.
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It’s no secret in the classic Volkswagen community that pre-1968 production beetles command the strongest interest among collectors due to their diversity and design.
They were built from quality materials and illicit a sense of patriotism even though the car was built and shipped from Germany.
However, one particular model, is dubbed the rarest Volkswagen beetle ever and may be the most sought after: the 1952 Zwitter (Short from Zwitter Kafer or Hybrid Beetle).
It was produced from October of 1952 up until March of 1952 and featured a 30HP, 1,131 air-cooled four cylinder boxer engine, four wheel independent suspension and of course – the oval dash split window.
Split-window Beetles were manufactured and sold between the years of 1948 and 1952. They are considered and always will be the “Purist Design” as it pertains to the Volkswagen beetle.
To the purist, Beetles today represent nothing that they once did and are a long shot from what enthusiasts consider a quality manufactured production vehicle.
Because of that, individuals who own classic VW Beetle owners do everything they can to retain the cars original aesthetics and build quality!
If you’re looking for quality parts for your Beetle, make sure to check out our store today!
Chirco’s VW Bugtoberfest 2019 was awesome, The red barn camp out started on Friday, had a band on Saturday, and a hangover on Sunday…. lol The Bus mob is great and they always have fun, The cruise to the BBQ on Saturday was so much fun and pretty much stayed grouped together. The food was great and the people that attended were chatting it up with each other. On Sunday the show started at 8:00 with swap meet vendors starting a bit earlier, Flash light VW parts hunting was going on to find the treasures. We had awards for the top ten VW’s selected by the peoples choice. We also had best engine, won by JR Peters, best paint was presented to Andy Marshall , and best interior went to Ed Kaiser, And Best of show was won by Levi Weir. I would like to give a big shout to out show BBQ Sponsor Larry H Miller VW for their continued support for the VW hobby, Raffle prizes were donated by EMPI, Snap On Tools, DPR Machine, Pacific Parts International, Chirco Performance and Restoration. Looking forward to 2020 that will be Bugtoberfest 25 we have some special things planed for the silver milestone. Stay tuned for other happengs at Chirco Performance and Restoration.
This is the new shirt design by none other than Lemorris Harris , He always delivers top notch work, The back of the shirt features a super cool slammed VW Bus and a sweet looking VW Sedan, The front has a cool looking Baja Bug, We also want to give a big thanks to Larry H Miller dealerships for participating in the BBQ held on Saturday. Shirt sizes are medium, Large, X Large, XXLarge, And XXX Large, All shirts are only $20.00 See you at Bugtoberfest. Here is a link for the shirts page, https://www.chircoestore.com/product/2018-bugtoberfest-t-shirt-bug24
Its on, and time for the count down, Here at Chirco Performance in Tucson we have been busy with final touches for this years Bugtoberfest VW car show and swap meet, The show is right here at our show room warehouse in sunny Tucson Arizona, The VW Camper buses are set to start arriving this Friday the 18th, They will be setting up the mini Woodstock o the property just east of our shop. Let the party begin.
Chirco automotive is your one stop shop for all things VW. They always have everything in stock and their prices are some of the most competitive in the industry. I love the fact that you could go in to just buy a five dollar part that you need for your old Volkswagen bug and joe The owner is behind the counter and treats you like you’re spending 1000 bucks. Always friendly they know everything in the world about Volkswagens. I’ve been getting parts and service from them for over 20 years and have never been let down. Heck one time I called and I needed a starter and it was close to closing time and they said they would stay open until I got there. And you got to go to the bug Tober fest. Keep up the good work Chirco automotive we need you we appreciate you and you guys are the best!!!!! ✌️
Awesome company! FedEx misplaced my order for a couple weeks and the owner himself called me to resolve the issue when it wasn't even their fault! They definitely have me as a customer from here on out. Thank you!
I want to start off by giving a big THANKS to the Chirco staff. I have only had my Baja a little over a month now but they all have been very helpful in everything I’ve needed. If I didn’t understand something they explained it very well. I took the Baja from something that hadn’t run in two years or so and got it moving again, I couldn’t have done it with the help from them and the extensive parts selection they have.
Have purchased thousands of dollars of engine parts, brake parts, transaxle assembles and front end assembles. Great place to purchase your VW components. All of my parts were right on point. Were shipped to my to my delivery point. Can't go wrong with this business!!! Al
They have always had exactly what I have needed from my 1965 Baja, to my 1974 super, always willing to give advice, the staff knows their stuff, and they have a large stockpile of parts, the only place I get my VW parts.
Regardless of whatever else I've had for cars I've always had at least one VW. Reliable and easy to work on. Chirco is without question the best place around Tucson to get quality VW parts and service.