Clubs and weblinks
Unfortunately, there are not many people who are interested in restoring and
preserving the Type 4. And those that are might even be looked at in weird
ways among fellow VW enthusiasts. ;) Here are some reasons why:
The design is funky even by today’s standards
Parts are very hard to come by if you don’t already have a source
The technology, like fuel injection, gas-electric heaters etc. is harderto restore and requires more technical backgroundto restore and requires more technical background
It is very hard to find restoreable Type 4s since few were ever bought andmost were simply run into the groundmost were simply run into the ground
Sadly enough, many people do not consider the Type 4 a classic car inany way, they see it more as a stranger in the VW familyany way, they see it more as a stranger in the VW family
All of the above makes Type 4 enthusiasts a rare breed, indeed. Just like the
automobiles of their desire.
The author of these pages is not aware of any dedicated Type 4-clubs in the
United States, but with enough interest something might develop.
There are a few valiant fighters out there.
There is a tiny core of Type 4-enthusiasts
looking for more people to share parts, literature, stories and technical
advice with. Drop the author a note if interested.
Clubs and Groups
Here’s a few clubs I have heard of. I am sure there are more, please
write to have your club address
(Nachfolger der Vereinigung der VW 411 / 412 Besitzer)
Auf der Langwies 4
Tel. +49 6126 957809
Barbara Bourne, Membership Secretary
Lewes, East Sussex BN8 5TG
Tel. +44 1273-400463
7003 BC Doetinchem
The internet offers a whole new way of finding information on Type 4s and
getting in touch with other enthusiasts. Fan sites, auction sites selling
Type 4 memorabilia and mailing lists can be valuable sources to keep your
411 or 412 on the road.
Since the Porsche 914 shares some mechanicals, especially the 4 cylinder
models, here is a few Porsche 914-related links with helpful technical