Genuine Darryl's™ New Longblock 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, longblock VW replacement engine is the reliable, affordable solution to replace your original single-port or dual-port Volkswagen engine.  And, like all of our zero-mile engines, every longblock is protected by our exclusive, 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty.

Classic 1600 Longblock
1584cc Starting at       $2,399.00*
*plus tax, crating, & freight

Classic 1776 Longblock
1776cc Starting at     $2,799.00*
*plus tax, crating, & freight

Classic 1835 Longblock
1835cc Starting at     $3,099.00*
*plus tax, crating, & freight 

All engine images on this page are for reference purposes only. Each of Darryl's engine models is set up differently and may look different that the images depicted here. For example, our Classic 1835 engine requires different carburetion and exhaust than is shown. Please contact Darryl's for the specific differences between individual models.

About the Volkswagen 1600 Engine

Originally offered from Volkswagen in 1971 for the Type I (Beetle, Karmann Ghia, Thing) and Type II (Bus), the 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' 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 VW drivers had grown to expect.

This longblock engine will fit all conventional Type I and Type II 'upright'-style engine applications from 1950 to 2006.

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.

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 Camshaftnot reground
  • NEW Solid Liftersnot 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!
And, every 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
  • Powder coated tin Black or Red
  • $200.00 + tin
           (Please contact us for pricing on custom colors)
  • & lots more...
Most customizations and upgrades, listed or unlisted, result in additional cost. Please ask about price adjustments when ordering any custom configurations.

*The Not-So-Fine Print

All major components and critical internal parts in Genuine Darryl's 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.