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Here is your delicious A-list of VW kit cars and where to buy these kit cars with cheap price. VW also know as Volkswagen which means “people’s car” in German was originally founded in 1937 in Germany. Over the years, VW manufactured a lot of famous cars such as special bug shape Volkswagen Beetle and the famous exotic sports car Porsche 918 Spyder which appear at the Geneva auto show lately.

Most of the kit cars available for VW in the market today are base on the VW Beetle while only some is base on other’s VW model like VW pan. The reason is because the classic Beetle is having very special shape that could turn into any cool cars like the Kubelwagen, Streetrod, Meyers Manxter, and even the Porsche 550 Spyder. Well, the magic is still on the kit that manufactured by some of the kit cars builder.

VW kit cars

VW based kit cars

Here is the list of VW based kit cars available in the market.

  • VW Beetle 2 seat convertible kit set
  • VW Beetle kit cars
  • VW Beetle sedan conversion kits
  • VW convertibles kit cars
  • VW Pickups
  • VW coupes
  • VW Kubelwagen kits
  • VW Streetrod
  • VW Based Camaro replica/buggy
  • Meyers Manxter using VW chassis
  • Porsche 550 Spyder (This is one of the most famous VW kit cars)
  • Open roof VW beetle (buggy style)
  • 1978 VW Bradley GT (built on a 1966 VW Chassis)

Where to find VW kit cars?

Here is some of the list where you can find VW kit cars for sale.

United States (US)


AVG Engineering
P.O. Box 493
Orland, CA 95963
(530) 865-7413
Builds the P-40 Nitro Express trike kit with VW engine

Glockler Spyders
217 East Alvarado St
Fallbrook, CA 92028
(760) 728-9615
Glockler 550 Spyder for unmodified ’58-74 VW, Turnkeys start at $11,500

Mendeola Signature Motors
7005 Camino Maquiladora
San Diego, CA 92154
(619) 710-4946
Authorized Meyers Manxter builder & vendor based on VW and custom chassis

Meyers Manx
P.O. Box 1491
Valley Center, CA 92082
(760) 749-6321
Creators of the original ’60s Meyers Manx dune buggy, now producing the
VW-based Manxter 2+2 buggy, bare bones kit $5,395, std. Kit–$7,500 and
Manxter DualSport, bare bones kit $9,975, std. kit $19,500

Stuttgart Spyders
6801 N. Paramount Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90805
(562) 232-7082
Manufacturers the “James Dean” 550 Spyder redesigned to today’s standards.
VW donor full mandrel bent tubular chassis & factory style wiring harness.

Vintage Spyders, LLC
735 N. Cypress St.
Orange, CA 92867
(714) 538-6550
Manufactures Porsche 550 Spyder for VW or Subaru power on tube chassis

VW Streetrod
6682 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, California 92506
(951) 788-9954
(951) 235-9591
Kits start at $1,995; Complete kit with dropped tube axle $4,590


Zipper Spyders
2146 Hwy 6 & 50
Grand Junction, CO 81505
(970) 201-7351
Manufactures a stylized Porsche 550 Spyder with a tubular space frame utilizing VW and Porsche components or the Cobalt/Saturn Ecotec engine.

South Dakota

M.E.K.K. Autoworks, Inc.
31019 475th Ave.
Alcester, SD 57001
(605) 253-2355
Manufactures replacement frame for VW beetle based kit car bodies using
Dodge Neon engine, transaxle, suspension in a rear/mid-engine arrangement with a VW front suspension.


Wombat Car Company
10013 NE Hazel Dell Ave., #147
Vancouver, 98685
(360) 335-8215
Manufactures Wombat for VW, kit is $5,850; turnkeys start at $17,000


B.G.W. Spectre, Ltd
3344 Mariner Circle
Phelps, WI 54554
(715) 545-2132
VW Beetle sedan conversion to convertibles, pickups and coupes


2225 Francis St.
Vernon, British Columbia V1B 3B4
(250) 549-3535
Eurosport VW Beetle 2 seat convertible, complete kits start at $3,100

Intermeccanica International Inc.
150 E. First Ave.
Vancouver, BC, Canada V5T 1A4
(604) 872-4747
Manufactures Porsche and WWII VW Kubelwagen kits and turnkeys.
Kubelwagen kit—$16,450; Porsche 356 Roadster GS kit—$20,750;
Porsche 356 Roadster RS kit $18,750; Porsche 356 Speedster kit $18,750

United Kingdom (UK)

Doon Buggies
West Midlands
United Kingdom
+ 01384 859872
Manufactures right hand drive buggies for VW beetle


Botucatu, 17 Street
São Caetano do Sul, São Paulo 09550-060
55 11 4227-1703
Manufacturers a VW trike with steel tubular chassis and fiberglass body.

New Mexico

Kooble Kar
11207 Acoma SE
Albuquerque, NM 87123
(505) 292-5614
Manufactures VW Bug-based Kommando Kar, Kountry Kar and Kooble T-82R
kits and turnkeys, Kommando Kar: kit–$4,250; turnkey–$5,400,
Kountry Kar: kit $5,700; turnkey $7,700,
Kooble T-82R: kit $3,200; turnkey starting at $12,500

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In conclusion, kit car is where you can buy a set of parts from the manufacturer or the kit cars builder and then assembles the car by yourself. That is how to build special VW kit cars.
VW kit cars

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