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Everyone knows the legendary VW Beetle, whose production in Mexico ended on 30 July 2003. Volkswagen said goodbye to the Beetle with the Última Edición special series of 3000 cars. Around 450 of these last Beetles were returned to their country of origin. These cars are cherished and cared for by their owners, treated as classic cars and generally only driven on special occasions.

The Club's primary mission is to preserve the VW Beetle as a cult car, to highlight its economic significance, to preserve it and all its virtues for future generations, and to show them how people used to travel the world in it, and how the economic miracle is closely linked to this car.

As the Beetle has become a cult car and played a major role in the economic miracle, it is important to keep this in people's minds and to present the legendary Beetle live, especially in today's world.

The club takes its name from the last special edition Beetle, built in Mexico in 2003. Production of the Beetle ended in Mexico on 30 July 2003. A limited edition of 3000 cars was produced to mark the end. Exclusive colours in Aquarius blue and Harvestmoon beige with chrome and whitewall tyres give the Beetles the look of the successful era. The last Beetles built can be found not only in Europe but all over the world. A total of 21,529,464 Beetles were produced worldwide.

The VW Beetle Club Última Edición e.V. has the privileged permission of the Volkswagen factory to use the VW logo in a circle with the addition Última Edición for our club.

Our members come not only from Germany, but also from the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden and even Mexico and Australia.

The Beetle was produced in Germany until 1978, after which the market was supplied by the Beetle produced in Mexico. Volkswagen officially said goodbye to the cult car in 1985 with the Jubilee Beetle. However, Beetles continued to arrive in Germany, sometimes in large-scale campaigns by importers. In Mexico, the Beetle was equipped with an unregulated catalytic converter and carburettor in the early 1990s, and with a regulated catalytic converter with fuel injection from 1994. An electronic control unit and even an immobiliser were fitted as standard. As VW garages did not receive any further training in this technology, only a few specialist garages and a few individualists devoted themselves to it. The K-UE Club brought these people together. As a result, Beetle enthusiasts with pre-UE Beetles equipped with catalytic converters also contacted the club to apply for membership.

The club committee then decided to add the additional name. The Club for Mexico Beetles'. This means that all Mexico Beetles (even those without catalytic converters) are welcome in the K-UE Club, but ultimately all other Beetles as well, because we are one big family.

Management Board

Walter Köhler


Dr. Alexander Kukk

Vice President

Christel Köhler

Member of the Management Board

Jörg Brehmer

Member of the Management Board

Mike Schmidt

Member of the Management Board

Court of arbitration

Wolfgang Schröder

Spokesman of the arbitration tribunal

Heinz Wetzel

Member of the arbitration tribunal

Michael Witsch

Member of the arbitration tribunal

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VW-Käfer-Club Última Edición e.V.

Möwenweg 16
41239 Mönchengladbach
Tel. +49 2166 310757

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