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1947 VW Beetle Split Window specs

1947 VW Beetle Split Window specs and vehicle specifications

1947 VW Beetle split windowThe 1947 VW Beetle Split window is an icon to drive with. It is a real collectors item with a very high value. The VW Beetle 1947 Split Window remained largely the same as the 1946 VW Beelte. However, running changes were made from time to time. Volkswagen changed the fastenings for the spare wheel and there was a new bracket for the chain and lock. The 1947 VW Bug Split Window models retained all the early Beetle characteristics., including a rear axle with single-acting shocks, a T-shaped luggage compartment handle, pull-out door handles and a license plate pressing on the rear engine cover.

Main changes in 1947

  • Reinforced ball bearings on rear hubs.
  • Spare wheel secured with bracket for chain and lock.
  • Fan housing has manually adjusted flap which closes half of air-intake (summer/winter setting).
  • Chassis number punched on tunnel between gear lever and handbrake lever.

VW Beetle 1947 chassis numbers: 1-063 797 – 1-072 743

The serial number is on the plate on the front hood center and at back of spare tire and stamped on chassis backbone under rear seat. Engine number is stamped on the generator support and on the crankcase.

Engine 1947 VW Beetle

Base four engine. Horizontally oposed, overhead-valve four-cylinder (air cooled). Light alloy block with cast-iron cylinders. Displacement: 69.0 cid (1131 cc). Bore & stroke 2.95 x 2.52 in. (75 x 64 mm). Compression ratio: 5.8:1. Brake horsepower: 24.5 at 3000 rpm. Torque: 51 ft.-lbs. at 2000 rpm. Solid valve lifters. Downdraft carburetor. 6-volt electrical system.

Read our air-cooled VW Beetle engine guide for additional information.

Historical facts

Operated as Volkswagenwerk GmbH, Wolfsburg, West Germany. Production for 1947 was 8.987 Beetles. A total of 56 Volkswagen saloons were exported to the Netherlands during 1947. The Pon brothers were the VW Beetle exporters in Holland.

1947 VW Beetle parts

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