Genuine Darryl's Classic™ Series
New Turnkey Engines
for Air-cooled Volkswagen

Give your tired, old air-cooled Volkswagen engine the break it deserves. Only a Genuine Darryl's zero-mile, air-cooled, turnkey*¹ replacement engine for your VW is the reliable, affordable solution to replace your original single-port or dual-port Air-cooled Volkswagen engine. And, like all of our zero-mile engines, every turnkey is protected by our exclusive, 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty.

Darryl's Classic 1600 Turnkey Engine for Air-cooled VW

Darryl's Classic™ 1600

If original is your goal, this 1584cc air-cooled engine is the perfect replacement for your vintage VW. This engine also offers the best fuel economy in our line-up.

1. Darryl's Turnkey Engines do not come with breastplate tin, bell housing tin, or throttle cable guide tube. These items are available to purchase at additional cost.
2. Published prices do not include any applicable taxes, crating, or freight charges. 

Darryl's Turnkey 1776

Darryl's Classic™ 1776

Our most popular motor, this 1776cc air-cooled VW replacement engine offers the best combination in power, reliability, and fuel economy.

For the maximum performance that this engine is capable of, check out our Darryl's Premium 1776 Engine.

1. Darryl's Turnkey Engines do not come with breastplate tin, bell housing tin, or throttle cable guide tube. These items are available to purchase at additional cost.
2. Published prices do not include any applicable taxes, crating, or freight charges.      

About the Volkswagen '1600' Engine

Originally offered from Volkswagen in 1971 for the Type I (Beetle, Karmann Ghia, Thing) and Type II (Bus), the air-cooled dual-port '1600' (1584cc actual displacement) was the perfect combination of performance, efficiency, and reliability.

With improved carburetion, oiling, and dual-port cylinder head design, the '1600' VW engine proved to be a significant improvement in performance over VW's earlier '1200', '1300', and '1500' single-port engines, while maintaining the high levels of fuel economy and reliability that Volkswagen drivers had grown to expect.

This engine will fit all conventional Type I and Type II 'upright'-style engine applications from 1950 to 2003. Learn More >>

Genuine Darryl's Engine Features

Every Genuine Darryl's™, Zero-mile Air-cooled Volkswagen® Engine Features:
  • NEW Engine Case - universal 043-style for all conventional
    Type I and other upright 
    air-cooled VW engine applications
  • NEW Dual-port heads - not reground
  • NEW Pistons & Cylinders
  • NEW Crankshaft - 69mm - not reground
  • NEW Connecting Rods
  • NEW Camshaft - not reground
  • NEW Solid Lifters - not reground
  • NEW Bearings - main, rod, & cam
  • NEW Oil Cooler
  • NEW Oil Pump - heavy-duty, 26mm x 8mm
  • NEW Valve-adjusting Screws - heavy-duty 9mm 
  • NEW Oil Scavenge Tube - late-model, large 18mm 
  • NEW Front Crankshaft Pulley
  • NEW Flywheel - 200mm, 4 Dowel 

    No Core Exchange is Necessary!
Plus, Every Genuine Darryl's Classic Turnkey Volkswagen® Engine Includes:
  • NEW Ignition Components - spark plugs, ignition wires
  • NEW Ignition Coil - 'Blue'-style
  • NEW Distributor - '009'-style, centrifugal advance 
  • NEW Alternator - ALX82-style, 12v 
  • NEW Carburetor - 34-PICT 3 
  • NEW Fuel Pump
  • NEW Muffler Heat Exchangers (Heater Boxes)
Every Darryl's engine is protected by our exclusive,
12-month, 12,000-mile Warranty

Quality is always a top priority at Darryl's.  The parts we use in our engines are always the best quality available and include brand names like Bosch®, Autolina®, Mahle®, Kolbenschimidt®, Bruck®, Schadek®, and Bocar®

Whenever possible, Darryl's uses as many OEM, German, and Dutch component as we can.  Availability changes daily, so call us to discuss the choices available for your engine today.

Custom Upgrades Available

Darryl's offers lots of custom upgrades
  • Displacement - 1584, 1776, or 1835cc
  • Carburetion - dual Kadron
  • Ignition - Pertronix electronic
  • Exhaust - chrome or custom
  • Trim packages - chrome or OEM black
  • & lots more...
Most customizations and upgrades, listed or unlisted, result in additional cost. Please ask about price adjustments when ordering any custom configurations.

Got Questions?... Ready to Order?

Are you ready to order your Genuine Darryl's air-cooled VW engine?

If you have any questions at all, please drop us a line. You can reach us 8:00am to 5:00pm CST, Monday through Friday at:

(417) 592-0936

Don't be surprised if Darryl himself answers. Sometimes he needs a break from building engines.

Or reach us by email at

If you are in the neighborhood, feel free to stop in.

*The Not-So-Fine Print

All major components and critical internal parts in Genuine Darryl's™ air-cooled Volkswagen engines are brand new, first-quality parts. Occasionally, due to availability issues, some non-critical, non-mechanical parts like engine cooling tin, intake risers, nuts, bolts, etc. may be substituted with high quality, refurbished parts.

See, that wasn't so bad.