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Beetle Production Figures

Year Production Comments
1931 1 From Germany
Prototype Wanderer with first Beetle-shaped body
(personal car of Dr. Ferdinand Porsche)
1932 2 All from Germany
First prototype Zündapp Volksauto
1933 1 From Germany
Last prototype Zündapp Volksauto
1934 3 All from Germany
Only prototype NSU Volksauto
1935 2 All from Germany
First prototype KdF-Wagen
1936 3 All from Germany
1937 30 All from Germany
Last prototype KdF-Wagen
1938 44 All from Germany
First production KdF-Wagen
1939 50 All from Germany
All KdF-Wagen
1940 8,532 All from Germany
First year for  Kübelwagen
1941 8,532 All from Germany
1942 13,427 All from Germany
First year for  Schwimmwagen
1943 13,904 All from Germany
1944 13,673 All from Germany
Last year for Schwimmwagen
1945 12,852 All from Germany
Last year for KdF-Wagen
1946 10,132 All from Germany
Last year for Kübelwagen
1947 8,987 All from Germany
First exports to the Netherlands
1948 19,244 All from Germany
Last year with CEO Ivan Hirst
1949 46,146 All from Germany
First year with CEO Heinz Nordhoff
1950 89,895 All from Germany
1951 98,709 All from Germany
1952 114,348 114,339 from Germany
1953 151,323 151,315 from Germany
1954 202,174 199,975 from Germany
1955 279,986 278,592 from Germany
1956 333,190 321,523 from Germany
1957 380,561 365,087 from Germany
1958 451,526 432,619 from Germany
1959 575,407 554,624 from Germany
1960 739,443 701,203 from Germany
1961 827,850 776,142 from Germany
1962 876,255 795,944 from Germany
1963 838,488 747,143 from Germany
1964 948,370 836,799 from Germany
1965 1,090,863  976,653from Germany
1966 1,080,165 954,080 from Germany
1967 925,787 794,818 from Germany
1968 1,136,134 1,024,375 from Germany
1969 1,219,314 1,042,048 from Germany
1970 1,196,099 982,629 from Germany
1971 1,291,612 1,029,489 from Germany
1972 1,220,686 898,282 from Germany
1973 1,206,018 860,726 from Germany
1974 791,053 423,306 from Germany
1975 441,116 111,872 from Germany
1976 383,277 85,957 from Germany
1977 258,634 32,762 from Germany
1978 271,673 19,131 from Germany
1979 263,340 19,569 from Germany
1980 236,177 544 from Germany
1981 157,505  
1982 138,091  
1983 119,745  
1984 118,138  
1985 86,189  
1986 46,633  
1987 17,166 Final year in Peru
1988 19,008  
1989 32,421  
1990 84,716  
1991 85,681  
1992 86,158  
1993 99,931  
1994 115,656  
1995 59,458  
1996 40,395 Final year in Brazil
1997 39,825 Plus 320 Golf-based "New Beetles"
1998 41,790 Plus 107,090 Golf-based "New Beetles"
1999 41,082 Plus 160,147 Golf-based "New Beetles"
2000 45,234 Plus 149,426 Golf-based "New Beetles"
2001 42,163 Plus 115,851 Golf-based "New Beetles"
2002 25,635 Plus 85,784 Golf-based "New Beetles"
2003 26,487 Plus 110,592 Golf-based "New Beetles"
2004 3,000 Plus 80,289 Golf-based "New Beetles"
VW do Brasil will produce a full line of Beetle parts at least until
December 2005 and VW de Mexico will do so at least until December 2013.

 

German & South African Super Beetle Sedan Production
Total - 3,600,491 cars (1970-1977)
1. 1970 (1302 Sedan): 883,847 units (1971 Model Year in USA)
2. 1971 (1302 Sedan): 885,756 units (1972 Model Year in USA)
3. 1972 (1303 Sedan): 758,858 units (1973 Model Year in USA)
4. 1973 (1303 Sedan): 705,605 units (1974 Model Year in USA)
5. 1974 (1303 Sedan): 297,861 units (1974 Model Year in USA)
6. 1975 (1303 Sedan): 38,273 units (1975 Model Year in USA - 13,273 of these were "La Grande Bugs" sold in the USA & Canada; remaining 25,000 units were 1976 Model Year in South Africa and NOT "La Grande Bugs").
7. 1976 (1303 Sedan): 26,115 units (1977 Model Year in South Africa)
8. 1977 (1303 Sedan): 4,176 units (1978 Model Year in South Africa)

Note: engines offered included the 1285ccm (1300) and 1584ccm (1600) units.  North America saw only the larger engines.
Note:  The 1303 South African beetles, with curved front windscreen, were NOT really Supers, as they had a king pin front end, a swing axles rear end, wide 5 stud wheels and drum brakes.  They were unique to South Africa and had a flat steel dash.  They also had fancy looking steel wheels, similar to Lemmerz wheels, only wide 5.
Thanks to Lee for the additional information

 

Convertible Production
331,847 Karmann Beetle & Super Beetle Convertibles were built from 1949-1980,  160,826 were on the 1302 and 1303 Super Beetle chassis.
1302 = Flat Windshield
1303 = Curved Windshield
Year Production
1949 364
1950 2695
1951 3938
1952 4763
1953 4256
1954 4740
1955 6361
1956 6868
1957 8196
1958 9624
1959 11006
1960 11939
1961 11998
1962 10133
1963 10599
1964 10355
1965 10754
1966 9712
1967 7597
1968 13354
1969 15826
1970 18008
1971 24273
1972 14865
1973 17685
1974 12694
1975 5327
1976 11083
1977 14216
1978 18511
1979 19589
1980 518

 

Sales/Export Figures, 1947-1954

Thanks to Marc Nonnenkamp, Michael Berger, and Luis Manuel López


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