The Volkswagen Type 1 was one of the first rear-engined cars, created as 'The People's Car' for the German Third Reich. In production from 1938 to 2003, the Beetle was incredibly successful with over 21 million Bugs sold around the world. Although production of the original VW Beetle ceased in 2003, there has since been the retro-styled New Beetle produced from 1997 to 2011, with the current Beetle model launched for the 2012 model year. works with Volkswagen breakers all over the UK to help you find new, reconditioned and used VW Beetle parts. Search our nationwide network of independent breakers for the part you need using our simple Find a Part box. To locate parts for your Volkswagen Beetle, start by choosing one of the part categories below.