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EA489 See Hormiga

Earlies See Fuchs

Eberspacher OEM manufacturer of gas heaters

Egg Tail Lights The tail lights used on export US Beetles from late 1954 through April 1955 only. Use the same size bodies as the beloved Heart Tail Lights.

Elephant Ear Mirror Larger accessory side mirror used on Split-Window and Bay-Window Buses.

Elephant Foot Large Taillight used on Beetles and Super Beetles from 1973 to 1977 and through 1979 on convertibles. Taillight takes an entirely different fender due to its size. Reflector in center, brake/running light in middle, orange section blinker.

Emden Volkswagen plant in Germany that began production in 1964, taking over the duties of building American-bound Beetles from Wolfsburg that same year. Volkswagens meant for America were built here until 1978. The plant is still in operation today and recently rolled out its 100 Millionth Volkswagen, a 1.9L GTi.

Emergency Seat Smaller back seat, often seen in Ghias that was suitable only for small children or emergencies.  Usually folded down to provide an additional carpeted cargo area.
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EMPI Originally, the acronym for European Motor Products, Inc., later Engineered Motor Products, Inc. A well-known Riverside, California, manufacturer of aftermarket accessories for Volkswagen vehicles. 
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Enders Maker of stoves found in early Westfalia campers.

Engine Number Stamped identification number, often underneath the generator pedestal or near the center of the case halves.

Engine Tin Metal duct work and covering pieces that provides routing of air to cool the engine as well as providing access to some areas of the engine, such as the valves, for adjusting.
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Erco Atermarket aluminum wheel known for its light weight and popularity with drag racers.

Erwin Komenda Chief body designer/engineer for the Beetle, as well as other Volkswagens and Porsches.

Escarabajo Spanish: "scarab". In Spain, a nickname for the Beetle Volkswagen sedan and convertible.

Euro Term used to describe Volkswagen options that were unique features used only in the European market.  For example: Semaphore turn signals on Beetle and Bus from 1955 to 1960 models, (US bound Export models lost the semaphores in 1955), amber front turn signals, and red/amber brake lights, (on Euro cars beetle and bus after 1961, and on Euro Karmann Ghias since 1955).  Most Euro Beetles/Ghias had cloth interiors as well, while Export cars received leatherette.  This sets Euro cars apart from all the rest, and also makes them more desirable to serious collectors.
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Eurovan The official factory name for the T4 Transporter (fourth generation), which was introduced in 1992. 
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Export Code (Bus) On the Bus M-code tag behind the passenger front seat, the lower left set of characters that indicate the country, and usually the port, of destination.

Eyebrow Accessory headlight cover

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