VW Heritage Scirocco Mk1 buying guide

Developed alongside the Golf and sharing many of its common elements – not least its crisp angular styling – the Mk1 Scirocco has reached cult status among early water cooled classic Dub enthusiasts. Here’s a rundown of its history and some buying advice…

Mk1 Golf GTI about to boom?

With classic cars of all descriptions seeing a massive increase in interest, research reveals that while growth at the top end is slowing, with rarity and silly values making them unobtainable to most, its the seventies and eighties classics that are about to witness an explosion in interest…

Was this the most exotic VW ever?

When VW wanted a car to push the boundaries and compete against the likes of Ferrari and other iconic sportscar makers, a collaboration with Porsche was the obvious way to go. They’d done it previously to a limited amount of success with the 914/6, but the svelte prototype that appeared at the Turin motor show … Continued

The history of water cooled VW engines

The Volkswagen K70 arrived on the scene in 1970 and it marked the dawn of the front engined, watercooled VW. (Although its engine was an evolution of an NSU motor, and a bit of an anomoly in this story.) We decided to take a look back through history to try and trace the roots of … Continued

Paul Newman’s legendary V8 'Indy VW' Bug

Dropping a V8 in the back of a VW Beetle’s nothing new, but when we tell you it’s been done to a Karmann convertible owned by Hollywood legend Paul Newman, then the whole project transcends into another level of coolness…

VW Aircooled Engine summer survival guide

  While we bask in the summer sun and drive our beloved Aircooled VWs -windows down and radio up; spare a thought for your engine slaving away behind you. Here’s a few tips to help your VW aircooled engine survive summer!Air Cooled? Well, yes, your engine certainly doesn’t have any water in it; but it … Continued