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Z-Bar Used on '67 and '68 Beetles and Type 3s to improve handling in corners or under a heavy load before the introduction of IRS.

Z-Bed Accessory offered by "Z-Products" to allow the rear seat to fold flat on baywindow buses. The kit includes hinge mechanisms for the rear seat, extensions to position the middle seat forward a few inches, seat belt extensions for the rear passengers, and other hardware. "Z-bed" is also incorrectly used to describe the folding bed assembly used on Westfalia campers. The Westfalia folding rear seat was not built by Z-Products.
Z-Bed kit:

Bay Window folding rear seat:

Zacarius Supplier of accessories for Split-Window era Beetles.  Often associated with their roofrack.

Zu See Auf-Zu

Zündfolge Means "Firing Order". Normally appears on the VW case (25/36hp engines) or generator stand, near the numbers 1-4-3-2.

Zwitter See Zwitterkäfer

Zwitterkäfer German: "Hermaphrodite beetle". Secondary meanings are, "dual purpose", and "made from two different kinds of things". Refers to the late 1952 - early 1953 Beetle produced between the full Split-Window Beetle and the Oval Beetle.  It was a Split beetle with Oval window dash, split rear window, and Zwitter only parts, the rarest being the dome light.
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