VW Beetle Chassis Codes

Chassis numbers are located under the back seat, stamped on the frame tunnel, on the chassis identification plate, and on all vehicles produced since January 1st 1969 on a vehicle identification plate fastened to the dashboard near the lower left hand corner of the windscreen.

On 1965 through 1969 models, a 9 digit chassis number was used (one more digit was added where production passed one million). These numbers start with the first two digits of the model number, the third digit designates the model year. The remaining digits compromise the production numbers. All models prior to 1965 feature a seven digit chassis number.

Effective with the 1970 model year, all VWs have 10 digit serial numbers in compliance with federal regulations. The first two digits of the serial number signify the model, the third is the last numeral of the model year and the fourth to tenth digits indicate the consecutive production number within each type.

1971 and 1972 Beetles and larger Type 113 models were numbered in the same series.

In 1973 the first three digits for the Beetle were 113 while the Type 113’s were 133.

1974 Beetle chassis numbers began with 114 as the first three digits, while Type 113 started with 134.

1975 Beetle chassis numbers were from 115 2000 001 through 115 226 7815, for 1975 type 113 the chassis numbers were 135 2000 001 through 135 226 7815.

1975 Cabriolet Beetles chassis numbers were 155 2000 001 through 155 2266 824.

1976 Beetle chassis numbers were 116 20000 001 through 116 2176 287, the Cabriolet chassis numbers were 156 2000 001 through 156 2175 675.

1977 Beetle chassis numbers were 117 200 0001 through 117 2101 292, the Cabriolet chassis numbers were 157 200 0001

1978 Beetle Cabriolet chassis numbers were 158 200 0001.

1940 – 1947

19401-01000
19411-05656
19421-014383
19431-032302
19441-051999
19451-053814
19461-063796
19471-072743

1948

Jan1-073 853
Feb1-074 982
Mar1-076 185
Apr1-077 436
May1-078 571
Jun1-080 090
Jul1-081 896
Aug1-082 904
Sep1-085 095
Oct1-087 211
Nov1-089 615
Dec1-091 921

1949

Jan1-094 461
Feb1-097 061
Mar1-0100 236
Apr1-0102 888
May1-0106 438
Jun1-0110 248
Jul1-0114 530
Aug1-0119 196
Sep1-0123 876
Oct1-0128 754
Nov1-0133 615
Dec1-0138 554

1950

Jan1-0144 319
Feb1-0149 883
Mar1-0156 683
Apr1-0162 448
May1-0169 063
Jun1-0176 987
Jul1-0182 236
Aug1-0189 755
Sep1-0197 738
Oct1-0205 956
Nov1-0213 957
Dec1-0220 133

 

1950 Chassis Plate

1950 Chassis Plate

1951

Jan1-0228 324
Feb1-0235 856
Mar1-0242 698
Apr1-0248 875
May1-0255 651
Jun1-0263 981
Jul1-0272 486
Aug1-0281 220
Sep1-0289 399
Oct1-0298 569
Nov1-0307 652
Dec1-0313 829

 

1951 Chassis Plate

1951 Chassis Plate

1952

Jan1-0322 798
Feb1-0331 318
Mar1-0339 822
Apr1-0348 714
May1-0358 632
Jun1-0368 640
Jul1-0375 154
Aug1-0385 990
Sep1-0397 014
Oct1-0408 537
Nov1-0418 301
Dec1-0428 156

1953

Jan1-0440292
Feb1-0451 312
Mar1-0464 207
Apr1-0476 152
May1-0487 413
Jun1-0501 382
Jul1-0509 668
Aug1-0522 314
Sep1-0536 873
Oct1-0551 743
Nov1-0565 499
Dec1-0579 682

 

1953 Oval Chassis Plate

1953 Oval Chassis Plate

1954

Jan1-0594 689
Feb1-0609 909
Mar1-0627 474
Apr1-0643 364
May1-0660 135
Jun1-0676 878
Jul1-0687 170
Aug1-0703 464
Sep1-0722 716
Oct1-0742 329
Nov1-0761 706
Dec1-0781 884

1955

Jan1-0802 622
Feb1-0823 604
Mar1-0847 966
Apr1-0869 399
May1-0892 300
Jun1-0916 456
Jul1-0929 512
Aug1-0953 486
Sep1-0981 573
Oct1-1008 157
Nov1-1034 731
Dec1-1060 929

 

1955 Oval Chassis Plate

1955 Oval Chassis Plate

1956

Jan1089 519
Feb1117 569
Mar1146 396
Apr1173 573
May1201 428
Jun1231 530
Jul1246 318
Aug1276 742
Sep1305 700
Oct1338 159
Nov1368 326
Dec1394 119

 

1956 Oval Chassis Plate

1956 Oval Chassis Plate

1957

Jan1427 291
Feb1457 750
Mar1490 537
Apr1521 755
May1555 242
Jun1584 654
Jul1600 846
Aug1637 038
Sep1671 208
Oct1709 420
Nov1742 856
Dec1774 680

1958

Jan1815 645
Feb1852 703
Mar1891 481
Apr1926 948
May1962 835
Jun2001 110
Jul2020 302
Aug2060 332
Sep2102 988
Oct2149 028
Nov2186 987
Dec2226 206

1959

Jan2 270 326
Feb2 312 649
Mar2 355 192
Apr2 405 422
May2 447 564
Jun2 498 431
Jul2 528 282
Aug2 574 497
Sep2 631 447
Oct2 690 897
Nov2 745 953
Dec2 801 613

1960

Jan2 862 052
Feb2 922 174
Mar2 988 365
Apr3 048 367
May3 115 196
Jun3 178 360
Jul3 204 566
Aug3 267 185
Sep3 355 847
Oct3 405 533
Nov3 478 068
Dec3 551 044

 

1960 Chassis Plate

1960 Chassis Plate

1961

Jan3 628 283
Feb3 701 251
Mar3 780 308
Apr3 860 285
May3 919 200
Jun4 000 004
Jul4 020 589
Aug4 090 311
Sep4 165 011
Oct4 245 397
Nov4 321 188
Dec4 400 051

1962

Jan4 464 262
Feb4 534 234
Mar4 609 564
Apr4 681 428
May4 790 219
Jun4 835 210
Jul4 854 999
Aug4 932 385
Sep5 007 072
Oct5 092 087
Nov5 168 250
Dec5 225 042

1963

Jan5 288 727
Feb5 342 227
Mar5 419 800
Apr5 497 061
May5 578 121
Jun5 643 229
Jul5 677 118
Aug5 750 180
Sep5 815 300
Oct5 889 417
Nov5 961 053
Dec6 016 120

1964

Jan6 092 060
Feb6 182 046
Mar6 240 170
Apr6 321 709
May6 391 125
Jun6 479 490
Jul6 502 399
Aug115 073 129
Sep115 161 387
Oct115 252 151
Nov115 331 160
Dec115 410 000

1965

Jan115 500 000
Feb115 574 322
Mar115 678 203
Apr115 767 035
May115 861 066
Jun115 967 150
Jul115 979 202
Aug116 102 780
Sep116 204 348
Oct116 302 145
Nov116 382 728
Dec116 463 103

1966

Jan116 543 112
Feb116 622 320
Mar116 726 045
Apr116 809 563
May116 909 207
Jun116 1017 006
Jul116 1021 298
Aug117 109 832
Sep117 202 292
Oct117 288 898
Nov117 363 979
Dec117 422 503

1967

Jan117 488 652
Feb117 566 719
Mar117 615 295
Apr117 674 558
May117 714 590
Jun117 810 605
Jul117 844 902
Aug118 000 001
Sep118 160 490
Oct118 258 722
Nov118 351 958
Dec118 431 603

1968

Jan118 431 604
Feb115 534 260
Mar118 706 923
Apr118 799 672
May118 895 641
Jun118 1 003 667
Jul118 1 016 098
Aug119 000 001
Sep119 201 925
Oct119 307 792
Nov119 397 734
Dec119 474 780

 

1968 Chassis Plate

1968 Chassis Plate

1969

Jan119 565 362
Feb119 653 984
Mar119 753 726
Apr119 852 530
May119 942 556
Jun119 1 040 194
Jul119 1 093 704
Aug110 2 000 001
Sep110 2 191 729
Oct110 2 300 599
Nov110 2 395 272
Dec110 2 473 153

1970

Jan110 2 473 154
Feb110 2 656 704
Mar110 2 749 553
Apr110 2 855 740
May110 2 949 762
Jun110 3 050 707
Jul110 3 097 085
Aug111 2 000 001
Sep111 2 155 769
Oct111 2 273 792
Nov111 2 345 460
Dec111 2 396 655

1971

Jan111 2 518 856
Feb111 2 669 687
Mar111 2 730 614
Apr111 2 832 863
May111 2 932 741
Jun111 2 920 875
Jul111 3 143 119
Aug112 2 000 001
Sep112 2 124 590
Oct112 2 299 678
Nov112 2 356 908
Dec112 2 427 792

1972

Jan112 2 482 841
Feb112 2 583 722
Mar112 2 581 695
Apr112 2 772 211
May112 2 859 409
Jun112 2 951 706
Jul112 2 961 362
Aug113 2 115 694
Sep113 2 196 230
Oct113 2 212 117
Nov113 2 372 878
Dec113 2 438 833

1973

1303 133 2000 001 – 133 3200 000

Jan113 2 524 536
Feb113 2 529 701
Mar113 2 606 865
Apr113 2 716 004
May113 2 788 570
Jun113 2 978 660
Jul113 3 021 911
Aug114 2 000 001
Sep114 2 175 197
Oct114 2 264 932
Nov114 2 356 316
Dec114 2 423 795

1974

1303 134 2000 001 – 134 2999 000

Jan114 2 489 587
Feb114 2 565 673
Mar114 2 646 530
Apr114 2 663 304
May114 2 772 768
Jun114 2 818 414
Jul114 2 999 000
Aug115 2 000 001
Sep115 2 028 299
Oct115 2 049 312
Nov115 2 120 504
Dec115 2 143 743

1975

1303 135 2000 001 – 135 2600 000

Jan115 2 171 603
Feb115 2 187 424
Mar115 2 204 329
Apr115 2 231 711
May115 2 248 549
Jun115 2 259 792
Jul115 2 266 092
Aug116 2 000 001
Sep116 2 041 746
Oct116 2 047 072
Nov116 2 060 534
Dec116 2 071 467

1976

Cabrio 156 2000 001 – 156 2200 000

Jan116 2 082 265
Feb116 2 097 865
Mar116 2 114 297
Apr116 2 131 217
May116 2 146 453
Jun116 2 162 096
Jul156 2 175 675
Aug1×7 2 000 001
Sep117 2 033 696
Oct117 2 048 703
Nov117 2 057 509
Dec117 2 063 700

1977

Cabrio 157 2000 001 – 157 2200 000

Jan117 2 069 049
Feb117 2 070 620
Mar117 2 071 675
Apr117 2 081 654
May117 2 087 283
Jun117 2 094 861
Jul117 2 101 292
Aug118 2 000 001
Sep118 2 008 911
Oct118 2 016 615
Nov118 2 019 775
Dec118 2 026 312

1978

Cabrio 158 2000 001 – 158 2100 000

Jan118 2 034 030
Feb118 2 104 291
Mar118 2 106 953
Apr118 2 106 969
May118 2 108 000
Jun
Jul
Aug119 2 000 001
Sep119 2 103 608
Oct119 2 106 109
Nov119 2 108 687
Dec159 2 036 062

1979

Cabrio 159 2000 001 – 159 2036 062

Jan119 2 111 555
Feb119 2 113 988
Mar119 2 116 020
Apr119 2 117 690
May119 2 119 876
Jun119 2 121 134
Jul119 2 121 136

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1971111 2000 001111 3200 000
1972112 2000 001112 3200 000
1973133 2000 001133 3200 000
1974134 2000 001134 2999 000
1975135 2000 001135 2999 000
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