We are now pleased to offer parts for the Volkswagen Type 3. These parts are readily available as they are often the same parts that we stock for the Volkswagen Beetle and Karman Ghia. We also have TMI upholstery which includes carpeting, seat covers, headliners and sun visors.
The Volkswagen Type 3 first entered production in August 1961; it is also known as the 1500 and later 1600. There are three types of Type 3; the first two released were the Volkswagen Notchback and the Volkswagen Variant, which is also known as the VW Squareback. The Volkswagen Fastback was released later in 1965.
The Type 3 was introduced to differentiate Volkswagen's product range. The Type 3 was designed as a classier car while using much of the engineering from the Type 1. The Type 3 line was not available for sale in the United States through Volkswagen of America until 1966, when the Squareback and Fastback were added to their line-up.
A little over 2.5 million Volkswagen (VW) Type threes were produced until production for the Type 3 ended in Wolfsburg in 1973.
Type 3 Variant (Squareback)
Type 3 Notchback
Type 3 Fastback
Volkswagen Parts for Nearly 40 Years
We have been providing Volkswagen restorers with parts for their classic Beetle, Karmann Ghia, VW Bus, Volkswagen Vanagon, VW Rabbit, VW Cabriolet, and VW Thing since 1974. We have nearly forty years in the Volkswagen restoration business! We originated in upholstery and convertible top parts but added VW sedan, body, glass, rubber and other parts.
We still operate the shop where we manufacture the convertible wood top bows for classic air cooled Volkswagen Beetle and Karmann Ghia convertibles nearly forty years after we began. Our main building is a restored ice house in southern Rhode Island. We have added separate warehouses, efficiently linked via our data base of parts for air cooled and water cooled Volkswagen sedans and Volkswagen convertibles.
VW Convertibles and Sedans
When we started making Volkswagen convertible wood top bows the demand for quality VW restoration led us to establish relationships with all Volkswagen parts manufacturers and importers. We came to develop a full line of replacement parts for the classic Beetle, Karmann Ghia, VW Bus, and VW Thing.
We developed relationships with hundreds of professional and home Volkswagen restorers. The community of Volkswagen restoration shops and private VW restorers has been invaluable in testing parts, helping us to locate special VW sources for parts and to securing help for all our Volkswagen owner friends and customers.
Air Cooled and Water Cooled Volkswagens
Although the Volkswagen (VW) Corporation abandoned its air cooled VW line after 1979, the later water cooled cars, like the Rabbit convertible and VW Cabriolets retained design and engineering quality that helped make the classic Volkswagens special. The Rabbits and Volkswagen Cabriolets are restoration worthy convertibles and sedans. Their restoration became popular and we added parts for those cars to our Volkswagen parts line.
Ordering Volkswagen (VW) Parts Online
VW restorers can be confident of a high rate of "in stock" availability of parts for their vintage Volkswagens. Our service to the Volkswagen parts shoppers has been our hallmark since we started operating.
Our Volkswagen 'paper catalogs' were first created in the 1970's. We still print and bind VW parts catalogs (separate VW Bus, VW Beetle, Karmann Ghia, VW Thing and VW Rabbit) catalogs. We created our Volkswagen parts on line ordering site in the nineties. This enables us to keep thing current on a daily basis and to communicate effectively with Volkswagen shops, Volkswagen owners and restorers.
Safety and Service
The classic Volkswagen owners and restorers have 'old fashioned' attitudes. We do too. On line ordering safety is assured. When you place a VW part order on line your information will go back and forth via encrypted data. Of course we invite Volkswagen and Karmann Ghia parts shoppers to call or email for 'off line' service too.
The Checkout Message
Your online parts order entry will end with an opportunity to leave us a message. We read and respond to these quickly and thoroughly.
Volkswagen Support and Information
If you have any questions about your Volkswagen or about parts for it, please address them to our support email address ((firstname.lastname@example.org)) where it will be directed to the most knowledgeable staff member to attend to it.
This is a site for classic Volkswagen enthusiasts. Parts warranty information, Volkswagen restoration tips, and other information is just a click or two away if you care to navigate through our on line VW store.
M & T Mfg has been and still is proud to offer all of these parts and many more for your Volkswagen for over 35 years!
VW Accelerator Cables, VW Antennas, VW Armrests, VW Ball Joints, VW Body Emblems & Parts, VW Brake Parts/Wheel Bearings/Master Cylinders, VW Brake Line Cables, VW Bus Camper & Pop-Top Parts, VW Bumpers, VW Body Molding, VW Car Covers, VW Carpet, VW Convertible Tops, Boots & Parts, VW Convertible Top Wood Bows, VW Consoles, VW Dash Parts & Dashboards, VW Door Handles & Parts, VW Door Panels, VW Door Window Seals, VW Electrical Parts, VW Engine Components, VW Engine Compartment Seals, VW Exhaust Systems, VW Exterior Parts, VW Exterior Rubber & Seals, VW Gas Tanks & Fuel Pumps, VW Fenders & Fender Beading, VW Floor Pans, VW Heater Components, VW Headlights & Parts, VW Hubcaps, VW Ignition Parts, VW Interior Parts, VW Literature, Manuals & VW Books, VW Mufflers, VW Nose Bras, VW Quarter Panels, VW Roof Racks, VW Running Boards, VW Seals, VW Seat Belts, VW Seat Covers, VW Sheet Metal, VW Shifters & Shift Knobs, VW Spark Plugs, VW Speedometers, VW Starters, VW Generators & Alternators, VW Steering/Suspension Parts, VW Steering Wheels, VW Sunroof & Ragtop Parts, VW Sun Visors, VW Switches, VW Tools, VW Taillights, VW Upholstery, VW Bug Me Instruction Videos, VW Wheels, Tires, VW Windshields & Glass, VW Wiper Parts & Accessories, VW Wiring Harnesses & VW Wood Top Bows.
M & T Mfg...Volkswagen Restoration Specialists Since 1975...Thousands of Parts For Volkswagen Beetle, Karmann Ghia, Volkswagen Bus & Vanagon, Volkswagen Thing, Volkswagen Rabbit & Cabriolet, & Volkswagen Type 3.
Classic Volkswagen Type 3 parts for the following years: 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973 and 1974