New, Hand‑built Air‑cooled Engines

for Vintage Air‑cooled Volkswagen ® Beetle, Bus, Karmann Ghia, Thing, Campmobile, Custom Trike, Buggy, Baja, & more...

Vintage air-cooled Volkswagen Beetle

VW Engines are Who We Are

Darryl's Air-cooled builds the finest zero-mile, air-cooled Volkswagen engines for sale anywhere. Satisfied customers are all over North America, and our 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty is the best in the industry.

Darryl's specializes in building new hand-crafted, 'upright'-style air-cooled engines for the Volkswagen Type 1 (Beetle, Karmann Ghia, Thing, etc.), and pre-1972 VW Type 2 (Bus, Camper, Pickup, etc.) engines.

Turnkey Air-cooled VW EngineAlways Brand New ... Never Rebuilt

Every Genuine Darryl's engine is brand new; our internal components are never rebuilt, reground, resurfaced, or reconditioned in any way. We sell only brand new, zero-mile replacement engines for air-cooled Volkswagen vehicles.

Plus, at Darryl's, there is never a core charge. We don't have any use for used parts.  So, while air-cooled engines are the core of our business, we are not in the core business.
At Darryl's, we build an air-cooled engine for virtually every need and budget, from the reliable, stock Volkswagen 1600 engine for your vintage weekender, to the perennially-popular VW 1776 engine for your favorite daily driver, to the head-turning, fun Volkswagen 1835 engine for your custom VW trike conversion.
We also offer lots of custom upgrades, including powder coating:

If the upgrades you want are not listed please call us at 417-451-1959.

Vintage Volkswagens are Our Passion

Air-cooled Volkswagen automobiles have been our family passion for over 50 years. We'd love to put our decades of dedicated air-cooled VW knowledge to work for you.

Darryl's™ Engines are Coast to Coast

From Satisfied Darryl's™ Engine Owners

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  • Dennis R., from East Millinocket, Maine "I spent a lot of time researching VW engine builders and finally settled on calling Darryl in the spring of 2011.  We spec'd a longblock for my 1974 Super Beetle convertible, I ordered it and patiently awaited it's arrival.  It arrived as advertised and well-crated.  The only scary thing is that the transport company somewhere had put a set of fork-truck forks through the crate...fortunately nothing was damaged.All the reused and new components fit without many problems.  I installed the new engine and it started without any problems. I called Darryl asked for his break-in instructions and followed them...once again without a problem.  I've run the engine for approximately 300 miles ...
    Posted Sep 8, 2012, 7:21 AM by Site Administrator
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(417) 592-0936