Back in the 1980th Hebmueller enthusiasts in England and in the United States collected information on VW Type 14A and started a first registry. People like Bob Shaill, Steve Wood, Bob Gilmore and Klaus Jacobsen did an excellent job.

Otherwise a lot of the history might have gone. Since quite some years Claus Missing, backed up by Peter Schepens, had published a Hebmüller Registry on his internet website to have people around the globe participating in the informations. This Registry, however, has been a bit like a hidden treasure as it was found under the legend of our famous competitor Karmann. Moreover this registry contained information on the VW Type 14A, resp.18, only.

So, many people connected the name Hebmueller exclusively with the VW – HEBs. As a matter of fact the roaring twenties and the thirties of the last century have been the highest time for coachbuilders in general and especially Karosserie Hebmüller. Exclusive bodies had been built as well as small series on chassis of well-known makes like Horch, Mercedes, Opel, Ford, Buick and Chrysler, but also for almost forgotten makes such as Körting, Hansa, Hanomag, Tornax and numerous others. When Claus told me last year about his plans to up-date and separate the Hebmüller registry, both of us found it a good idea to  include all Hebmüller products. So far I had collected photos and information on some 50 non-VW’s, not as professional like Claus, but now contained in the new Hebmueller Registry. Everybody is invited to complete the information, and to keep the registry vigorous. Claus, thank you for your commitment and enthusiasm. You did a really great job!


New Tempo Matador in the Registry!

This rare 1952 Tempo Matador Hebmüller coachbuild popped up this month! Check out the pictures. (CM)

Hebmüller 14-00319

Complete history story and new restauration pictures added to Heb 14-00319

New owner for Heb 14-00625

After thirty years of ownership, Heb 14-00625 has changed the owner in the Netherlands. The car will come up for sale in summer 2019. More pictures are coming soon. (CM)


19.05.2019: new Tempo Matador from 1952 in the registry #69 (CM)
12.05.2019: history story and new pictures added to Hebmüller 14-00319 (CM)
08.05.2019: "watchlist function" added to the registry website (CM)
04.05.2019: many new pictures from the fresh restored Delahaye 135 M (CM)
24.04.2019: new pictures from Hebmüller 14-00625 from the Netherlands (CM)
17.03.2019: new pictures and history informations from Hebmüller 1-0145622 (PS/SD)
23.02.2019: many new pictures and history info from Hebmüller 14-00193 (PS)
18.02.2019: new pictures added to Hebmüller 14-00062 (CM)
16.02.2019: new barn find and restoration pictures from the eighties, Hebmüller 1-0148550 (PS)
04.02.2019: restoration update on Hebmüller 14-00258 from Japan (BG)
27.01.2019: new restoration pictures added to Hebmüller 14-00462 (PS)
19.01.2019: new pictures added to Hebmüller 14-00683 from France (CM)
15.01.2019: many new pictures added to Hebmüller 14-00166 from England (PS)
13.01.2019: Aufbau number added to Heb 14-00166, 14-00100, 14-00378, 14-00433, 14-00437, 14-00501 & 14-00536 (CM)
12.01.2019: Aufbau number added to Heb 14-00603, 14-0061X, 14-00608, 14-00668, 14-00670 & 14-00685 (CM)
12.01.2019: new pictures added to Hebmüller 14-00534 and 14-00344 (CM)
11.01.2019: new restoration pictures added to Hebmüller 1-0167293 (CM)
11.01.2019: history text added to Hebmüller 14-00691 (CM)
09.01.2019: many new pictures from Hebmüller 14-00198 from England (PS)
06.01.2019: old restoration pictures added to Hebmüller 14-00323 from Indonesia (CM)
06.01.2019: new pictures added to Hebmüller 14-00344 from USA (CM)
03.01.2019: history text and many new pictures added to 14-00567 from Austria (PS)
02.01.2019: history text added to Registry cars no. (09), (29)(49) and (55) (KH) 
24.12.2018: new pictures added to 14-00462 and 14-00128 (PS)
21.12.2018: history and many new pictures added to 14-00455 (PS)


The restauration of Delahaye 135 M with Hebmüller coachwork has finished. The car comes up for sale at Sotheby´s Auction in May 2019. Check out the new pictures and the history! Many thanks to Remi Dargeden for the great pictures!


In 1979 & Around the 30th Anniversary of the VW Typ 14A , Bob Shaill Of The VW Split Window Club Of London, UK had the idea to create an international registry for these cars with special bodies by Karosserie Hebmüller. He sought the help of Heb-owners & Heb-Hunters of that time, and from all around the globe. Bob then compiled all their research & photographs into the First - Ever VW Hebmueller Typ 14A Registry which appeared in February, 1981 with just 31 cars. Bob’s next edition came out in November of 1981 with 44 cars. His third & final Hebmueller Registry (before handing over to Bob Gilmore in the USA) in July, 1982 already had 60 VW Type 14A Hebs registered. In his opening letter to Registry Members, Bob Said, “I sincerely hope that this Hebmüller Register will bring owners a little closer together.” Well now it’s 2019 & we’ll soon celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the VW Typ 14A Hebmueller; and Bob Shail is back again to support the NEW Hebmüller Registry which now includes 160 VW Typ 14A Models plus every other known car around the world with bodies by Hebmüller. In August we will celebrate these with a party hosted by the Hebmüller family themselves. It’s fair to say that Bob’s great vision from 1979 has come true, and that the new Hebmüller Registry carries on his great work to “Bring Hebmüller Owners a little closer together!” Congratulations &

Welcome back to The Hebmüller Registry Founder, Bob Shaill


1949 - 2019

This year we celebrate the 70th birthday of one of the most beautiful coachbuild cars which were ever build. The Volkswagen Type 14a! A prototype was shown the first time in March 1949, at the car show in Geneva, Switzerland.


Harry the First!

A Type 14A project has changed the owner. Congratulations to Harald Küster! He is the new proud owner of Hebmüller 14-00062! Harald is fresh retired, a real Volkswagen specialist and he has a lot of time now to work on his new toy. Great that is stays here in Germany.

The whole Registry team wish you good luck with the restoration, and we hope to see you and your car at the Hebmüller Meeting 2019 in Meerbusch! You really deserve it! 





Your chance to buy a rare Hebmüller coachbuild car! This is one of three known HANOMAG "L28 Mannschaftswagen" build by Hebmüller. You can get more infos from the seller Volker Barthmann. More pictures picture you´ll find here. Website: www.hanomag-tours.de, Email: info@hanomag-tours.de




Body number: 14-00346

Chassis number: 1-0128890

Engine number: X

Country: Germany

Year of production: 1949

Body number: 14-00XXX

Chassis number: 1-0138310

Engine number: X

Country: USA

Year of production: 1949

Body number: (internal #69) X

Chassis number: 110625

Engine number: X

Country: Germany

Year of production: 1952


Spin the Type 14A image with your mouse. You can open the doors, the deck lids and the roof with the scroll wheel. Many thanks to Ruud de Ruiter for this nice image of his Hebmüller 14-00201!


Hebmüller always has fixed a little badge in the fold of one of the front doors, sometimes to the engine compartment rear bulk or – as at the Volkswagen types 14A and 18 – underneath the front hood right behind the spare tire. This badge shows the Kom.Nr. = Aufbau number. and the date of manufacturing, i.e. Kom.Nr. 19472 / 0802. This badge is missing at most of the pre-war cars and also at early after-war ones. Therefore we just have allocated a number starting with X-001 up to X-....for identification for all vehicles except of Volkswagen. Owners are kindly asked to inform us if they know the Aufbau number of their car unless not yet published in the registry.

Klaus Hebmüller


Normally we check old Hebmüller pictures for details of the car. In this case, we found a detail in the background of a car. A white house which we have seen before. It is Frank Hebmüllers house in Düsseldorf, where we stopped for a coffee break in 2009 at the Hebmüller Karosserie Meeting...unbelievable! The red Type 14a on the pictures belongs to a man who lived in Mönchengladbach. He took the pictures in 1951 when he drove through Düsseldorf. One year later he sold the red Hebmüller to buy a Mercedes Benz. The Hebmüller was build by KARMANN in Osnabrück and was probably scraped.

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