Volkswagen - Volkswagen 1500 & 1600

The VW 1500 was produced in strict secrecy and was a much more modern looking car, not using the dated separate wings style of the Beatle, whose platform the 1500 was using. The VW 1500 was the first product of the VW Type 3 range which was produced from 1961, which was a much larger car than the earlier Beetle.  Type 1 was the Beetle which was followed by this Type 3, produced from 1961. The car was to be offered with 3 body types, which were a 2 door fixed head (notchback), a fastback"TL" and an estate version, all with 2 doors. The Karman Ghia Coupe was also made on the Type 3, called the Type 14. The first of these VW's produced were the VW 1500 notchback models. By 1965 the 1605cc VW 1600 version was made with the Fastback body. Type 3 VW production with VW1500 and VW1600 ended in 1973.

VW1500 and VW1600 tyre size was originally the cross ply 6.00x15, and the equivalent radial 165R15 tyre is the equivalent size. Blockley makes a 165VR15 tyre with period correct tread pattern - see full details below.

Blockley Products for Volkswagen Volkswagen 1500 & 1600


Blockley Radial

£122.00 (£146.40 inc. VAT)

15/16 inch Rim Band (45mm wide)

Blockley Rim Band

£3.30 (£3.96 inc. VAT)

Set of 4 165VR15

Blockley Radials

£488.00 (£585.60 inc. VAT)