VW Beetle / Porsche Boxster

I can’t believe it’s been over a year since the last chassis swap build was featured, especially considering it’s one of the most popular and impressive forms of construction. This latest one takes a couple of specimens from the Porsche/VW bloodline and meshes them together, creating a Boxster S chassis and driveline hidden beneath an aircooled Beetle body.

Thanks to Matt from roadster life for submitting
(via Motoring Con Brio via Ralf Becker)

CLICK HERE for build pictures + info.
CLICK HERE for images of the completed car.


13 thoughts on “VW Beetle / Porsche Boxster”

  1. VERY classic build. Last one I saw of that was approx. 15 years ago .. but they are SO fitting 😉

    (cause the VW Beetle / Käfer and Porsche is designed by the very same person)

    cu, w0lf.

  2. I love beetles.

    I like how every single part of this car seems different from the original beetle, while still having the same shape.

    For instance, the rear fenders are wider. The trunk seems shorter.
    The hood is taller.

    The front seems to be too high though.

    It looks like it has a good paint job.

    And the wheels complement the whole. Look at how they fit inside the fenders.

    That’s really pretty sweet.

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  4. From a guy who has owned 3 Boxsters and 7 Porsches, I LOVE this! I’ve always wanted to do this with a Karmann Ghia body!

  5. I love the Volkswagen Beetle, for me is the best car!. I do not like the “new beetle” … The old car looks very robust, and quite apart from the aesthetic brings me many memories of childhood …I love … 🙂

  6. just seen the thread, absolutely love this project, so much so, that i wanna have a go!
    will it be possible to strip the boxster and use the (strengthen)chassis of the beetle for the re-build?

    cheers any advice welcome.

    thank you.

  7. i have a big question haha…i have a 2000 vw beetle has a few ‘bad smog parts’ my brother has a 1966 beetle shell…how much work would it take to swap the 66 beetle shell onto the 2000 chassis?… i think it would look totally awesome but not sure on the fit…i know the ‘new beetle chassis is 163 inches length and width is 68inches….a 67 vw width is 60inches and length is 160.6 inches….any help would be much appricated thanks…

  8. Siegfried,
    Being a kafer lover, speedster & multi kafer owner, my thoughts of a porsche/vw ideas were eclipsed by this meld of two loved cars.
    Absolutely wonderful job, well done!

  9. I have a similar project with a newer bug….and mid engine.

    Since the Porsche is had to come by for the donor engine and tranny, I’m using a GM 3.8 V6 with a supercharger out of a Pontiac Bonneville. Only 70K on the engine and tranny. I’ll be cutting the bug in half to do this engine, tranny and frame install. Got a heck of a deal on it.

    I’ll make a swing arm like the 914 and use the (nice big) brakes. bearings and hubs from the Pontiac. I will be using a bug body as I can’t find a 914.

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