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!


Hanomag L28 from Austria!

The fourth known Hanomag L28 Mannschaftswagen with Hebmüller body popped up in Austria. (KH)

Tempo Matador barndfind!

 A new unknown Tempo Matador Kastenwagen unearthed in Germany. Check out the pictures. (PS)

News from 14-00534

Full history story and history pictures added to Björns Schewes Typ 14a Hebmüller.


08.12.2019: new Hanomag L28 #68 from Austria in the Registry (KH)
08.12.2019: new Tempo Matador #72 Kastenwagen in the Registry (PS)
23.11.2019: onliest known Hebmüller Mercedes-Benz coachbuild new in the Registry (KH)
11.11.2019: new restoration pictures of 14-00346 from Germany (CM)
09.11.2019: history text and history pictures added to 14-00534 (PS)
08.11.2019: new pictures of 14-00006 and 14-00725 from Indonesia (CM)
28.10.2019: new pictures of 14-00293 from Japan (BG)
28.10.2019: new pictures of the unrestored Tempo Matador #25 from 1951 (CM)
28.10.2019: new pictures of 14-00614. Car is sold to the USA (CM)
22.10.2019: new pictures of 14-00319 from Germany (CM)
24.09.2019: new restoration pictures from 14-00346 (CM)
22.09.2019: missing pictures added to Hebmüller 14-00581 (PS)
14.09.2019: new Type 18a 18-00047 from Germany new in the Registry (CM)
27.08.2019: new Type 14a 14-000XX from 1949 in the Registry (CM)
24.08.2019: new history story about Hebmüller 14-00258 (BG)
14.08.2019: new HANSA 1700 Hebmüller in the Registry (#66) (PS)
11.08.2019: many new pictures of 14-00316 from Canada (CM)
11.08.2019: missing pictures added to Hebmüller 14-00501 (PS)
10.08.2019: new pictures and full history story of 1-0140421 (CM)
09.05.2019: 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)


Hebmüller Mercedes-Benz 170 S Coupé from 1951

The onliest known Mercedes-Benz Hebmüller coachbuild popped out in England! Several Mercedes-Benz cars got their special outfit in Wülfrath. This unique Mercedes-Benz 170 S coupé was ordered by Dr. Wilhelm Manchot a director of Henkel & Cie in Düsseldorf. Check out the complete story and all pictures here!


The old world record from the Hessisch Oldendorf Meeting 2009 with twenty-nine Type 14a VW Hebmüllers is history. With the help of the hole Registry team we could beat the old record with thirty-three Type 14a at the Hebmüller Meeting in Meerbusch! Many thanks to the participants for bringing their car to the meeting!


Check out the pictures of the Hebmüller Karosserie Meeting 2019. A lot of rare Hebmüller coachbuild cars found their way to Meerbusch near Düsseldorf in August. The longest journey to the meeting had a Type 14a from Canada.


Missing Hebmüller 14-00581 rescued by Hessisch Oldendorf Team

A week ago, some pictures showed up on different Facebook pages about a burnt Hebmüller in Switzerland. Now after some hectic searches, Christian Grundmann scored the remains of this Heb in the mountains. The car was stored in a barn made of fire wood and temporary roof until the restoration could be done...however, some kids playing with matches and fire crackers and set this barn on fire inclusive the Heb in it with this result. The fire was at least 15 years ago. Now the Hebmüller is rescued and moved to Germany. The Heb was last seen in the 90ies when a picture showed up in an article of Super VW magazine. More informations about the history are coming soon. Check out all pictures of 14-00581 here. (PS) 22.09.2019


Missing Aufbau plate handed over at the Hebmüller Meeting in Meerbusch

In 2007 we got the information that a Hebmüller Aufbau plate from a burned Heb was found in Florida. The plate was missing since the car was stripped for restoration in the late 80's. The car itself was probably the first self driving car around, as it was parked in a garage in first gear. A fire in that garage was destroying the whole building but due to heat, the electric wire melted on the starting engine so the car drove itself out of the barn, by short cut on the wires. When Peter Schepens got the news just before Bad Camberg meeting in 2007 he needed to inform the owner Mr. Aurelio Belussi from Italy. With a translation by Andreas Fink from Bolzano, we managed to inform the owner that the Aufbau plate was found but not yet received. Now after 12 years, the plate finally was send over to Peter last week. The owner Kevin Jeannette from Gunnar racing team in Florida decided that it was time to let the Aufbau plate go out of his collection to be put where it belongs. To hand over the plate, we first made a document that was signed by Klaus Hebmüller, Claus Missing, Stevwe Dressler and me, Bob Gilmore was foreseen but unfortunately, he missed it. At the parade on Sunday, at the Meeting in Meerbusch the cars were driven around a block and presented to the public with a speaker who comment the car and owner. For Aurelio, we decided that the hand over needed to be done by Klaus Hebmüller himself. We framed a letter, that was signed with a pict of the plate inside. When Aurelio stood in front of the visitors, Markus Lottermann who speaks Italian, translated the letter and asked what part on his car was missing... Aurelio did not understand. But when he noticed that it was all about the Aufbau plate he was thrilled to receive the frame and document....he smiled and was happy. When Klaus Hebmüller also had the plate in his hand, he almost cried and thanked us all for it. (PS)


"Pascha" was checked and delivered on January 28, 1950 by the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg. On May 24, 1950 Pascha received his first license plate "BH 35-3638"(British Hamburg). His first owner was Walter-Harald Korte, a very good friend of Egon Schultz. On year later Egon Schultz bought Pascha and on 18 May 1951 he was registered on the company "Hermann Schultz - Geldschrank- und Tresorbau". After the occupation in 1956 the license plate was changed to HH-JJ 732 (Hansestadt Hamburg). This license plate Pascha owns until today. In the first year (1952), Judith and Egon Schultz made a tour through Germany with Pascha. In the 2nd year (1953) they drove to Kotor in the former Yugoslavia. On their return trip, the first engine has given up its spirit. Even the American MP (Military Police) could not help. Meanwhile, the 3th machine does its job in Pascha. Until about 1963, Pascha completed his main service in the company of Egon Schultz by driving to the various major banks in Germany. His wife Judith Schultz sewed 2 pennants for Pascha with the sign of „Hermann Schultz - Geldschrank- und Tresorbau“. From about 1963 Pascha began his service with Judith Schultz. During the summer holidays she drove several times with the children from Hamburg to Tossa de Mar in Spain. The distance of approx. 1800 km has covered Pascha in 2 stages. Christoph Schultz (youngest son of Judith and Egon Schultz) has always been interested in Pascha. From 1998 Christoph Schultz took over the intensive care of Pascha. Pascha regularly participates with him in the Wolfgang Graf Berghe von Trips memorial ride in Kerpen and so far has driven a few trophies home. Once even the 1st place in the overall ranking of 100 vintage cars from Bj. 1930 - 1975. After more than 40 years Christoph Schultz drove from Bergheim (near Cologne) to Tossa de Mar to the "25a VW-Concentration de los Amigs VW Catalunia (AVWC)" in September 2018. Pascha was originally delivered in complete black and 1958 was painted over in Bordeaux red metallic (a Porsche color?). From summer 1974 to summer 1975 Pascha was welded in Spain by a friendly auto repair shop in Santa Coloma de Farnes and was painted over in silver metallic. His latest color. The roof was renewed in the same year in Hamburg and then provided with the larger plastic window at the back, for a better view to the rear. How Pascha got his name? Well, Egon Schultz used to be a bit more athletic with the Hebmüller and everyone had to make room. A good friend and business associate then said:  the "Pascha" is driving through the streets of Hamburg.


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


The restauration of Delahaye 135 M with Hebmüller coachwork has finished. The car came 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!


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.



Body number: (internal #68) X

Chassis number: 167163

Engine number: X

Country: Austria

Year of production: 1951

Body number: (internal #71) X

Chassis number: 136.042.2962/51

Engine number: 136.922.06602

Country: England

Year of production: 1951

Body number: (internal #72) X

Chassis number: 112186

Engine number: 121,0414689

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!


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! 





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.


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


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