1963 Volkswagen Beetle Specifications & Data

 

 

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Engine Location Rear
Drive Type Rear Wheel
Body / Chassis Unitized steel
Production Years for Series 1938 - 1980
Price $1,600-$2,100
Weight 1600 lbs | 725.748 kg

Engine  
Engine Configuration O
Cylinders 4
Engine Light alloy finned cylinders
Air-Cooled
Solid valve lifters
Aspiration/Induction Normal
Displacement 1192 cc | 72.7 cu in. | 1.2 L.
Valvetrain OHV
Horsepower 40 BHP (29.44 KW) @ 3900 RPM
Torque 64 Ft-Lbs (87 NM) @ 2400 RPM
HP to Weight Ratio 40.0 LB / HP
HP / Liter 33.6 BHP / Liter
Compression Ratio 7.0:1
Main Bearings 4
Engine Electronics 6-volt electrical system
Fuel Type Gasoline - Petrol
Fuel Feed Carburetor
Solex 1-barrel carburetor
Block Light Alloy
Head Light Alloy

Standard Transmission
Gears 4
Transmission Manual

Production Figures
Total Volkswagen Production for 1963 891,521

Chassis / Engine Numbers Shown
Chassis Number 558 5068

VW Beetle Data

Beetle Production Figures*

Year Production

Comments

1931 1 From Germany
Prototype Wanderer with first Beetle-shaped body
(personal car of Dr. Ferdinand Porsche)
1932 2 All from Germany
First prototype Zündapp Volksauto
1933 1 From Germany
Last prototype Zündapp Volksauto
1934 3 All from Germany
Only prototype NSU Volksauto
1935 2 All from Germany
First prototype KdF-Wagen
1936 3 All from Germany
1937 30 All from Germany
Last prototype KdF-Wagen
1938 44 All from Germany
First production KdF-Wagen
1939 50 All from Germany
All KdF-Wagen
1940 8,532 All from Germany
First year for  Kübelwagen
1941 8,532 All from Germany
1942 13,427 All from Germany
First year for  Schwimmwagen
1943 13,904 All from Germany
1944 13,673 All from Germany
Last year for Schwimmwagen
1945 12,852 All from Germany
Last year for KdF-Wagen
1946 10,132 All from Germany
Last year for Kübelwagen
1947 8,987 All from Germany
First exports to the Netherlands
1948 19,244 All from Germany
Last year with CEO Ivan Hirst
1949 46,146 All from Germany
First year with CEO Heinz Nordhoff
1950 89,895 All from Germany
1951 98,709 All from Germany
1952 114,348 114,339 from Germany
1953 151,323 151,315 from Germany
1954 202,174 199,975 from Germany
1955 279,986 278,592 from Germany
1956 333,190 321,523 from Germany
1957 380,561 365,087 from Germany
1958 451,526 432,619 from Germany
1959 575,407 554,624 from Germany
1960 739,443 701,203 from Germany
1961 827,850 776,142 from Germany
1962 876,255 795,944 from Germany
1963 838,488 747,143 from Germany
1964 948,370 836,799 from Germany
1965 1,090,863  976,653from Germany
1966 1,080,165 954,080 from Germany
1967 925,787 794,818 from Germany
1968 1,136,134 1,024,375 from Germany
1969 1,219,314 1,042,048 from Germany
1970 1,196,099 982,629 from Germany
1971 1,291,612 1,029,489 from Germany
1972 1,220,686 898,282 from Germany
1973 1,206,018 860,726 from Germany
1974 791,053 423,306 from Germany
1975 441,116 111,872 from Germany
1976 383,277 85,957 from Germany
1977 258,634 32,762 from Germany
1978 271,673 19,131 from Germany
1979 263,340 19,569 from Germany
1980 236,177 544 from Germany
1981 157,505  
1982 138,091  
1983 119,745  
1984 118,138  
1985 86,189  
1986 46,633  
1987 17,166 Final year in Peru
1988 19,008  
1989 32,421  
1990 84,716  
1991 85,681  
1992 86,158  
1993 99,931  
1994 115,656  
1995 59,458  
1996 40,395 Final year in Brazil
1997 39,825 Plus 320 Golf-based "New Beetles"
1998 41,790 Plus 107,090 Golf-based "New Beetles"
1999 41,082 Plus 160,147 Golf-based "New Beetles"
2000 45,234 Plus 149,426 Golf-based "New Beetles"
2001 42,163 Plus 115,851 Golf-based "New Beetles"
2002 25,635 Plus 85,784 Golf-based "New Beetles"
2003 26,487 Plus 110,592 Golf-based "New Beetles"
2004 3,000 Plus 80,289 Golf-based "New Beetles"

VW do Brasil will produce a full line of Beetle parts at least until
December 2005 and VW de Mexico will do so at least until December 2013.

*Source from TheSamba.com

 

The 1963 VW Beetle Owners Manual