VW Beetle Chassis and Engine serial numbers 1948 to 1979 – Lots of key data packed into a simple chart that can be printed out on a single page.
Dune Buggy ID Page – Most Dune Buggy’s are based on a shortened Beetle Type 1 chassis. Use the VW Chassis and Engine serial number list above to ID your chassis. However, if you are trying to ID a Dune Buggy body, this page from the Dune Buggy Archives is the place to start.
Type 2 M-Plate Decoder – An excellent online decoder site for your Volkswagen van, bus or Westfalia. Covers both split window vans and bay window vans. Decodes the entire M-plate and includes the bit of information included in the serial number.
Engine Code Letters for the Volkswagen – Scans of a factory information guide on engine serial number prefixes from the great TheSamba.com website.
Understanding VW Engine and Chassis Numbers through to 1979 – Covers Type 1, Type 2, Type 3, Type 4 and K70 models. From the Volkswagen Owners Club of Great Britain.
VW Chassis Numbers – Covers Beetle, Super Beetle, Karmann Ghia and Thing. From Aircooled.net.