Once upon a time we and many had a want for parts, new parts or new unfitted NOS parts, a better state than just used parts. Failing hoses, rusting panels, the list went on.
It was evident at meets with like minded Golf owners that we were not alone! That wish and desire and want by many and a few odd parts, gave us inspiration and hope, a wishbone was maybe a sign of a wish once made, it gave hope and belief that there just had to be more somewhere, at some Volkswagen warehouse gathering dust, they just needed rounding up and getting to the masses who need them! We knew 100% as that was the daily experience and ultimately is why we founded, there were few parts and someone needed to do this! Step fourth, our mission was born.
And it all started with a Wishbone! A few odd parts and a big Thanks to BEAMAN, who for whatever reason returned his/her part, never collected it. From the first few NOS parts we found to the vast pallet after pallet we now have weekly and shipped on worldwide to you! and the rest is as they say, history!
Well not quiet, that is the history in a few sentences of how we founded and our mission to date. The rest is now down to you to continue on!
Build it, enjoy it! Write some history, be proud and tag us when you do!
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Did you know Volkswagen Parts are made in many countries worldwide. While it is the case many parts are made in Germany as you would expect, there are also 1000s of parts made in various countries worldwide.
We love this fact, Volkswagen parts are a worldwide collaborative effort of many manufacturers in many countries and for anybody who works in manufacturing, especially in Volkswagen production/supply chains, we would like to thank you.
Alike for you, our customer reading this, could also say without parts we could not maintain or restore our cherished Volkswagen’s. So together let’s give a thank you to all the manufacturers and producers of Volkswagen OEM Parts. Of course we have missed many countries in our quick parts round up for this blog.
So there it is, Genuine OEM Parts made worldwide.
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Take a Volkswagen Golf MK5 R32, lock and load it with Air Lift Performance 3H Management and Slam Series Struts and you have a fine combination.
@brad_r32 has done just that and just how nice does she sit? Very nice in our view. What say you?
With all the features of Air Lift Performance’s flag ship 3H management, and Slam Series struts enabling ultimate lows, Brad can drop it like it’s hot, with the R kissing the tarmac, he’s ready for shows and ready to turn heads no matter where he parks up and not just that, but by going with the 3/8″ over 1/4″ kit, he can air up and air out almost as fast as the R32 can accelerate away so be quick with that camera!
We love OEM parts here at VW Parts International, our aim is to help you maintain and even restore your Volkswagen, so much so, our new motto incorporates the very nature of your endeavour. “Our Competence is a measure of your success” ~ Founder of VWPI
Browse our shop for 1000s of parts, or let us know if there is a mission critical part or an accessory that you’d really like or need, we will do our best to help find the part and ship it to you. We serve customers all around the world from the busiest of cities to the remotest of regions and often where no other help is on hand.
Say hello to Carlos and his Volkswagen Golf MK4 R32, named ‘Summer’.
Carlos explained, “My girlfriend helped me name her that because I obtained my dream car last summer, as I’d had the best summer of my life”.
So as we understand from here on, 2020 ended well bar a great nasty chunk out of the bumper…. Gutting to say the least after such a brilliant summer. We know the pain of our cars being out of action, wounded!
The before picture shows just what a lovely looking R32 this was prior to the bumper damage.
Lucky for Carlos’s Volkswagen Golf MK4 R32, Carlos found our website, he found the right place, one of the best shops around we would say, it loaded fast so he stayed and had a good browse, wise… the VW Parts International search returned numerous parts of interest!
Being in Los Angeles, Carlos did have concern about shipping so he reached out on the chat. We ship worldwide so distance was no worry for us and some reassurance and purchase later, all was in hand… We often recommend customers to look us up (or others you may buy from) on social such as Facebook or Instagram or the VWPI eBay shop, get a feel of what we do, see the 30,000+ feedback. If that is not reassurance in itself, our good reputation out there surely is.
Parts ordered ?? and on the way.. ? ✈️ We know the excitement he must have felt! Christmas wasn’t far off! Parts ordered….
The first time we see an OEM part, we are just like any kid at Christmas, eyes light up, we have the knowledge of being able to help people finish their projects and a like, it must be the same for our customers.
Get us… Who else would have a Christmas tree sized Mr & Mrs Bobblehead just for kicks and pictures :)))
Well You and many more, and we’re 99% sure there lol we’ve all seen and shared the ‘parts under the tree’ pictures, it is real, that feeling.. the vibe.. Damn,, ‘VW Live Eat Sleep rinse and repeat’, sums it up well. Long live the old tins! Long live the Old timers! Long live the enjoyment!
This is something special we’re talking about here, a Volkswagen Golf MK4 R32, the R32 is one of the most special models of the era, not just in our view but owners and fans worldwide!
From the UK to the USA, the bumper shipped and safely arrived (credit to our expert dispatch team, apparently our service = “If we was a hotel, we’d be a 5 star in Dubai” ~ said a VWPI eBay customer, we love those comments.). Brexit hiccups and delays, it safely arrived.
Credit also to the shipping company people, it’s not been an easy time for anyone of recent.. Yes even they too sometimes own a Volkswagen ;) and we even know of a couple who may well read the blog here) we could go on with the credits, Volkswagen too! From the heavens to the people on the ground in the production plants, we could not help people across the world without their support and continuation in producing parts! and by heavens we mean the VW Gods, trust they are watching down on us all. We have faith in our mission, in your success, you see the results here for yourself!
Woo hoo, that feeling we had, we now know Carlos knows it for sure. Our pleasure to serve my friend!
Off to the paint Booth. The excitement builds further….. and bam.. ? Wooooo look at that. Perfect finish painters. ?
wow Summer, ❤️❤️❤️❤️ you look fine! All perfect again. Just how you should look.
Back on the streets, what can we say now but ENJOY :) wow just wow, this is why we work hard to serve you all, our pleasure, your joy, your pride and joy is for us our mission, your success relies on the parts, something we endeavour to supply and also ensure parts are reproduced where possible.
A special thanks to Carlos for sharing his pictures and outlining his story, we are really proud to be a part of your success.
Carlos said about the blog post here, thank you for all of your help and love, I am literally sitting in my R32 right now warming her up before I go to work.
Follow @itscarlosrelax on instagram for more R32 posts. From Carlos and the team at VWPI, be well and stay safe friends! ???
Rewind several years and it may have been logical to assume rust would be the final nail for many classic age vehicles if not restored, much like our much loved Volkswagen Golf MK3 GTI VR6 & Vento Jetta, and it’s preceding Volkswagen Golf MK4 like the iconic R32
It’s only a bit of rust, grind it back, repair it, restore it, hey even a few cables ties for some broken plastics, duck tape, we’ve all seen it. We’ll do what we can to keep them going.
But as the dawn of electric really starts to bite down (once again), how long will rust or a broken plastic be the main enemy to our much loved choice of transport.
But as the close of 2020 rolls in and all the upheaval of the year and one comes to realise it’s not just rust but electric, so while the motto, ‘future requires tradition’ which comes directly from Volkswagen Wolfsburg; and in our view and our belief, the VW gods look down as we often refer and when we ask for help, those great people here in the present who recognised our mission back in 2012 and those watching down from past eras, also recognised you all, your passion, our passion, our want to help you, they heard the demand and continue to help ensure the older models survive, which has led to the resurrection and reproduction of NLA parts, like us, like you, we are continually committed to saving all of our pride and joy’s because it is understood, future requires tradition, our children or future family may just have the same love, the same passion and it is only right to preserve.
Today we are pleased to be able to provide you with new sills, fenders and various other essential OEM parts and the best aftermarket and performance parts we can find, and much like the older siblings the again iconic Volkswagen Golf MK1 & MK2, the younger Golf MK3 is holding it’s own and has carved a new name for itself with 100s if not close to 1000s of partially or fully restored vehicles out there, much loved and awaiting it’s status of true classic by age alone, in parts terms, they are already a classic, in Volkswagen’s eyes already a classic and we know your views are probably the same as ours!
But is restoring enough? Is the passion enough. Sure we can all meet to express the passion. (when allowed in 2020?) Is our combined sheer grit, determination and love for the models enough? Enough to battle the might of an evolving new industry…
We was just an enthusiast owner like you when we founded VWPI and we are still true to the original core aspirations of founding, we just want mint Volkswagens out there for all each and every owner to enjoy for years to come! (petrol/manual are more in demand, sorry diesel/auto lovers, but we will still back you, just ask! We’d drive an auto ourselves but we all have preference and that is what makes us all unique) but for some to gain the classic car status, like the Golf MK3, it deserves it and the Golf MK4 R32 and GTI Anniversary to follow, no doubt we could and will carry on through the mks where you the people demand!
Many a customer may recall our new Scirocco GTS back in 2013, and with the Scirocco no longer made, its time is already ticking parts wise. Even the latest petrol R models, one day soon potentially there won’t be any more made, will the likes of later cars like the Scirocco 08 on, the Golf MK7 R, Golf MK8 R, one day make it to be a classic or is the electric generation going to put an end to the rolling hope of many enthusiasts around the globe.
That is yet to be seen. No doubt with the electric ‘revolution’ looking to be coming like the steam train or engine evolution itself, we’re sure to have a battle to retain our vehicles and with the hindsight and knowledge that actually Volkswagen already done the Electric with the Golf MK3 CityStromer, and before that with the Transporter.
It should have already been evident that one day it would happen again when technology permitted, maybe we were blinded by obtaining parts and having fun. On the plus side the appreciation value of the older vehicles is keeping the hopes high, increasing demand and frankly keeping everyone busy during the 2020 non show stopping seasons, and far higher than many other makes/models achieve and as with the backing of a busy market, parts will continue and with parts there is some hope!
More than we had several years ago!
At least battling the rust and nature is now possible but also with many peoples/vehicles, that’s a lot of passion against the ‘silent’ new ones.
Maybe there will be a way. A way to have electric to help the planet and have some petrol for sheer passion, or perhaps both. We are pleased to say we have started to look at options with the planned arrival of a CityStromer to us.
Volkswagen enthusiasts make it what it is; you make it possible and will have to keep doing what you are doing, keep restoring and ultimately keep enjoying what you love and when the time comes, we’ll all pull together as always, for the future generations to likewise enjoy and not just in a museum but enjoy the open road with a petrol engine in a classic car, or maybe even diesel, hybrids, and dare we say car shows…. (they will come back we hope!), the community of people is always there and that is something electrics don’t yet have like the much matured Volkswagen community.
So now the motto hashtag comes into play. From us you can rest assured of the further bolstering with more resurrections of NLA parts as demanded by you, so keep demanding parts, keep restoring, keep enjoying.
A very busy 2019 has flown by, where has the time gone? All we know is it’s been shipment after shipment of parts to all corners of the globe, non stop all year, little breaks for the team, but we love helping you to build that dream and live the dream.
We are pleased to finish the year on another high. 1000s of fellow Volkswagen owners have been helped with parts to help restore and maintain road worthiness as well as upgrade performance on the newer models.
What a year it’s been and as we approach 2k20 we are excited and looking forward to what the future holds, to helping more customers complete their dream cars. As always our goal is as the motto we adopt. ‘Future Requires Tradition’.
It’s been a brilliant year for the MK3 with more parts back in production, 100s of parts unearthed from Volkswagen warehouses, we are now at the level with MK3 parts that you could almost rebuild from scratch, an incredible achievement and one we’re as proud as you must be when we see all the MK3s around and looking their best, and 2k20 has more potential, the penultimate of it’s back to glory state is yet to arrive though the market for restored and modified is stronger than ever and the future is bright.
At the other end of the scale Model wise, the MK7 has seen too, an incredible year of Performance parts released time and time again from the likes of Milltek Sport and Scorpion Exhausts giving that raspy more grumbly sound and performance everyone craves through to Forge Motorsport with Induction kits and engine bay parts, Big Brake Kits and all the heavy hitting upgrades.
With the MK8 taking orders at main dealers and already appearing, we are looking forward to continued developments from our performance parts partners in 2k20, our roots will always be MK3 and OEM but for us it’s now at that young classic level and a daily of a new car, MK5 MK6 or MK7 with performance in mind actually helps keep the now much older MK3s undercover, we did so with the MK4 R32 and that too is now getting the TLC after daily use.
We have that love for the MK4 R32 as many of you will know, but again in deep restoration, many parts are following through the ranks with Volkswagen Official reproductions (oh how sweet an achievement is that for VWPI) New carpet mats of original OEM quality, re made by Volkswagen’s original manufacturer. That’s 1 special part of 2019 that ensures our commitment to the R32 and so many owners, us included, will treasure those new R carpet mats, it was done for MK3 OEM fenders and again for the R32.
If you demand these things, we and as we refer the Wolfsburg Gods, do listen and do make these things happen.
So many great moments of success like that, trivial to some but each one a mission in itself for us and many of you, another milestone in saving these great cars, we all want the finishing touches as well as the key repair parts.
Part of all of our success and tradition. Not forgetting to mention everyone else involved, everyone at Volkswagen that we have pestered, even begged (well must seem so to them) on some occasions, the Original manufacturers having to dig out patterns, moulds and taking a time warp back in time having to evaluate what we claim and take a risk alike, we love it and want more, we know you do to.
So there we go, a quick summary of 2019. Thanks to all of our customers for their support and custom, we do our best as do all the couriers and parts manufacturers and from us, we wish you a very Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year, or however you celebrate, enjoy the holidays.