Wide-Range of Model Options


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Fully assembled, ready to drive, Vintage Speedster in either flared or classic style body.

With our Vintage Speedsters, we give you the power to select your desired options and components. You will have the opportunity to provide your preference on almost every aspect of the vehicle. From mechanical options to the overall look, your finished product will be a visual display of your greatest imagination.

Check out our list of available options below and begin building your Vintage Speedster today!

DriveTrain & Mechanical Options

Choose what goes under the hood of your Vintage Speedster. Our selection of Drivetrain and Mechanical options ensure your vehicle has all the power you want on the road!
1915cc Engine with Dual Carbs
Performance Cam (Mild Increase in Horsepower)
Wide 5 lug Wheels
Center Mount Racing Style Gas Tank
120 hp Engine with Dual Carbs
Tuned Exhaust (Required with 120hp Engine)
4 wheel Disc Brakes
Oil Cooler with Fan (Recommend for hot Climates)
3:88 Transmission
Under Dash Hand Brake (std for dealers)
Pirelli Tire Upgrage
Sway Bars for Increased Handling

Exterior Options

From various paint options to accessories that can be affixed to the outside of your vehicle, you can truly build a Speedster that stands out from the rest!

Metallic Paint
Rear Reflectors
Louvered Deck Lid
Bumper and Trim Delete
Beehive Tail Lights (limited availibility)
Black Paint
Fog Lights
Trim Delete
Passenger Side Mirror
Bumper Gaurds Front and Rear
Luggage Rack
Headlight Grills
Spyder Mirror
Chrome Wheels
Flared Body with 17 inch Wheels

Interior Options

Present your sense of flair with our available interior Speedster components. We have a range of personalization options that will complement the visual theme of your vehicle.
Vintage Style Radio
Banjo Steering Wheel (Ivory or Black)
Full Tonneau
12V Plug/Cell Phone Port
Contrasting Stiching on Upholstery
Kill Switch
German Square Weave Carpet
Contrasting Pipping On Upholstery

Special requests and custom features available on a case by case basis, please inquire

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out the list of questions we hear most often. If you have a question that is not answered below, please feel free to reach out to us.
How many Vintage Speedsters have been built?
Vintage Speedsters was established in 1986 and as of 2016, we hand built over 3300 Speedsters. We produce in our own facilities, more cars in one week, than some so-called manufacturers do in a year.
What kind of frame is used?
The speedster replica was born in the 1970’s. Early manufacturers used a shortened VW pan and did not adequately reinforce the body. This led to the infamous “jack test”. If one were to lift the car with a jack, due to the body flex, the car doors would no longer close properly. Vintage Speedsters engineered a new type of structure starting with our first speedster produced in 1988.

Vintage Speedsters uses a custom built, jig welded, 2×4 inch 11-gauge steel frame. An original VW pan is restored, shortened and welded to the new steel skeleton. The rigid new structure retains the original VW pan design and integrates the largest frame possible. All of our custom built speedsters easily pass the “jack test”. In addition, the steering wheel is offset slightly, just as an original speedster.

While some manufacturers will lead the customer to believe the use of a VW pan is inferior, it’s hard to argue with some facts. 1) Volkswagen produced over 21,000,000 cars using the pan design. 2) Vintage Speedsters hand built over 3300 speedsters as of 2016. 3) We build more than 90% of the speedsters being sold today.
What kind of maintenance is needed?
Vintage Speedsters use VW air-cooled engines. Stock engines will require a valve adjustment and tune-up every 3000 miles. This is a simple process and can be done by any foreign auto mechanic. VW produced over 29 million air-cooled engines, so finding parts and service is never a problem.

Gasoline Octane: 91
Oil Weight: 30W
Tire Size: 165-65-R15 or
Tire Pressure: 22psi
Valve Clearance: .006
Distributor: Bosch 009

OIL CHANGE: The engine oil should be changed at 3 months or 3000 mile intervals after the change of 300 miles on new motors. Most engines use a traditional style oil sump strainer

VALVE ADJUSTMENT: Engines equipeed with standard valves should have the valves adjusted every 3000 miles or when needed. Initial adjustment on new engines should occure first at 500 miles. Valve clearance should be set to .006
Who can I get insurance from?
Many insurance companies will cover your new Vintage Speedster. Here are just a few.
In California, US Only:
Barlow Ins. — 1-800-558-7772
Hagerty Classic Auto Ins – 1-800-922-4050
US Nationwide:
Hagerty Ins. — 1-800-747-5348
How is the speedster registered/titled?
They receive a VW title. The year reflects the manufactured year of the original donor pan.
How are smog requirements handled?
Smog is by the year of the chassis, in CA. 1976 and earlier are exempt.
What size tires work best?
165/15 Tires , 5 1/2in. By 15in. wheels, preserve the original look of the speedster.

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