Vintage VW Birth Certificate

Ever wanted to know the history of your ’67 vintage pride any joy? You can by contacting the Volkswagen AutoMuseum directly.

“If you own a Volkswagen and would like to know more about its history, order our Vehicle Identity Certificate for a fee of only € 50.00. ($62.32 USD)

Because of data protection we are not allowed to inform you about the original engine-number. However, we are able to proof if the engine number you will give us corresponds to the chassis number of your vehicle.

Please understand that we receive large numbers of requests and that the processing of your request can therefore take up to six weeks.”

This is a fantastic way to learn more about the history of your Volkswagen.

The ’67 Beetle photo above was sent to by one of our readers in the UK. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Eric Shoemaker

Hello, I'm Eric. I started Air-Cooled Artifacts (previously, and Lane Russell). I drive a '67 Beetle daily and love to share vintage Volkswagen stories with the world.

  1. Andrew Venezie March 3, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Thanks for your info and good luck with your site. I own a Lotus White ’67 Type one that I will be requesting a birth certificate for. I have a website called

    1. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I just checked the museum ‘s website and it’s taking up to eight months for a birth certificate. I sent my request in about five months ago so it looks like I have a little while longer to wait.

    1. Wow.. That’s a long wait!

    2. Hi, Joy…I wonder if is contributing to the back-log? Wouldn’t that be a hoot! In a sense, this is a good sign–hopefully it means that VW owners are becoming more concerned about their vintage vehicles. Let’s hope that this is the case and that it isn’t just a slow processing. How are things with Monica? jay (assuming that this is Joy Rabin?)

  3. Does anyone have any info on a 67i bug? I’ve owned my bug for 30 years and cannot find any specific info. 1500cc w/ 6 Volt electrical with 66 front fenders and headlights. Sunroof with dual side mirrors…

    1. Hello, TJ…It is good to hear from you! Read through the stories on of ’67 VW Owners and you will find a few from places such as Singapore and England who have ’67 Beetles similar to yours. You do not tell us in this message where you live. If you live in the USA, this Beetle was not imported into the USA as per the arrangement with VWAG and the USA. It prob. was brought here by a returning Military personnel or a tourist or a businessperson returning to the USA. You certainly are a candidate for obtaining a Birth Certificate. Although a bit costly and a long wait…such a Certificate will give you the details of the origin and destination of your vehicle. There were many variations of the 1967 Beetle–depending upon its destination–England, S. Africa, Canada, etc., etc. Meanwhile, you could try to trace the previous owners–maybe that will help you until you have a Certificate in hand. jay

      1. It took 10 months for my VW’s birth certificate to arrive. A long time but worth it.

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