Samba butchering in 1980

Can you imagine in 1980 a Samba didn’t had any value at all… so they just crushed it!

Maybe You have to zoom in…:)


Thanks to my good friend Hubert to share these pictures!

BBT News

This week all headlines are about Brexit… the agreement prime minister May made with EU commission was defeated by the British parlement. So now we’re awaiting if there’s really coming a hard Brexit or if there will be a new vote and maybe no Brexit after all? Who will tell? It’s certain that a hard Brexit will be bad for business, especially in the UK. They will shoot themselves back in time, and not a little bit for sure…

But the UK is the UK and will stay UK forever, nobody can tell what really will happen until it does happen, and that’s the same with the new products we have prepared for you this week. These are surely arrived and available from today, this is what happened at BBT this week…:)


To start with the seal for the taillight between the housing and the lens (or bezel to be more preciously) this seal is always worn out, so a replacement is always good to have on hand when working on your taillights….. Now we have both models in stock ready for delivery.

0680-01 Seal lens/housing taillight – Beetle 08/61-07/73, 13/1500 -07/67

Also available: 0680 Chrome replacement ring for taillight, each



0680-51 Seal lens/housing taillight – Beetle 08/67-07/73, 1302

Also available: 0680-5 Chrome taillight replacement ring – Beetle 13/1500 08/67-07/73, 1302



If the carpet in your rear luggage compartment (behind your rear seat) needs replacement, we stock now the full carpet kit to do that. Economical, and easy to install this gives your beetle a nice and clean look again, also through the rear window… Our kits are soft for your kids to sit on. Where you also fighting back in the day with your sister or brother to sit behind the rear seat? Most of us did….memories….:)

0590-010 Rear complete carpet kit convertible – Beetle 71-72


We enlarge monthly our line of Bay Window seat covers, this month is no different…now we got the brown walk-through covers for the early bay  permanently in stock.

3165-502 Front seat covers brown walk-through – Bus 08/67-07/72 basket weave – (vertical seams)



The spacer for the front wheel bearings are back in stock! Order yours now.


1361-050 Spacer on spindle for front wheelbearing – Beetle, KG -07/65 BBT




Brexit or no Brexit, we will have to do what decision-makers think that needs to be done (as always) 29 of March is  approaching fast…:)

BBT news team wishes you a very relax and easy-going weekend, keep on buggin’!

Big reunion from our 1952 convertible with its former owner.

Leading French VW magazine Super VW mag featured in their 350th edition  (February 2019) our reunion with Mr Thomas in may of 2018 with our all original 1952 split window convertible.

An unbelievable emotional visit is immortalised now in a paper edition of the Super VW magazine, Thanks to Cyril and Julien David for for the pictures  the feature and BBT Pascal to accompany Bob on the drive to Paris with his pride.

And very special thanks to Mr Thomas who used the 1952 vert as a daily driver between 1961 and 1969.


A day to never forget!

10 ton of OMC Quality brake drums arrived…

23 pallets, almost 10 (metric) TONS of OE quality OMC brake drums arrived yesterday in our warehouse.

As the OMC distributor for aircooled our sales is increasing continuously as OMC is the perfect brake drum to your car, beating all and any competition, the best quality for the best price, period, tell them Bob from BBT told you.

To all wholesalers and importers worldwide, we do offer real nice quantity pricing on OMC, If you don’t buy OMC from us yet, make your inquiry now to, we’re happy to quote you! Compete with the best with equal weapons, nothing beats OMC by BBT!