Elly The Love Bug VW Beetle Karmann

Elly is a 1968 VW Beetle Karmann 2 door classic convertible in harvest moon cream and has a 1678 conversion air-cooled engine. 

After World War 2 and the reconstruction of the plant destroyed in the war, Karmann turned its focus on contract manufacturing and development for Volkswagen.  As early as 1935/36, Ferdinand Porsche, had asked Karmann to investigate the possibilities of developing a prototype for a Volkswagen convertible.  The chaos of the war prevented the idea from being pushed forward, as well as the cooperation with Volkswagen, from starting fifteen years earlier.  On August 1st, 1949, Wilhelm Karmann, signed an order from Volkswagen for 1000 “four-seater, four-wing convertible Type 15” – the Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet.  Over the next 50 years, a total of 2,548,765 Beetle Cabriolets would be produced for Volkswagen.

Elly is very popular, especially for weddings and proms, and perfectly compliments our range of VW splitscreen busses.