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1956 VW Beetle Oval Window vehicle description
The 1956 VW Bug or VW Beetle Oval window has an unique design. The Oval window in the back is timeless and it provides the 1956 VW Beetle with a very high value.
Main changes in 1956
- Optional sunroof changed from cloth to plastic (and is smaller).
- Tail light housing raised 2 inches, and has only one window.
- Gear shift handle is curved.
- Bumper over-riders added.
- Export models get dual chrome exhaust pipes (black enamel on standard models).
- Steering wheel spoke moved off-centre.
- Heater knob moved forward.
- Larger fuel tank with more luggage space. Larger oil pump mounting shaft.
- Fuel filter tap removed.
- Copper plated fulcrum plates in universals.
- Increased starter motor horsepower.
- Tubeless tires.
- Late 56 front floor heater outlets moved rearward.
- Chromed dual tailpipes added, previously single tailpipe
- Taillight housings moved 2 inches higher on rear wings
- Bumper over riders added
- Sunroof made of plastic fabric, previously cloth fabric
- Steering wheel diameter spoke (horizontal) moved lower, off-center
- Heater knob moved forward, previously located in back of front seats
- Front seat backs now adjustable, previously non-adjustable
- Redesigned gas tank holds larger luggage space
VW Beetle 1956 chassis numbers: 1 060 930 – 1 394 119
The chassis numbers for the 1956 VW Beetle are between 1 060 930 – 1 394 119.
Engine 1956 VW Bug
4-cyl. 1192cc/36hp 1bbl with manual transmission.
Read our air-cooled VW Beetle engine guide for additional information.
1956 VW Beetle parts
Are you looking for parts for your 1956 VW Beetle? On this page you can submit a parts request that is send to multiple VW Beetle parts sellers (Paruzzi & VW Heritage). They will provide you with their price (without obligation to buy the parts AND there are no hidden charges).