an original volkswagen beetle was taken apart to create these mini bikes

an original volkswagen beetle was taken apart to create these mini bikes

custom build specialist brent walter has taken apart an original volkswagen beetle to create two retro-styled mini bikes. called the ‘volkspod’, walter repurposes the fenders from a type 1 model, melding them together to create a custom frame.

an original volkswagen beetle was taken apart to create these mini bikes
images courtesy of brent walter



beneath the custom frame, which has been worked to include a head and tail-light system, is a 79cc volkswagen engine (a 212cc for the blue). echoing its distinctive round shape, walter‘s reinterpretation adds a wide handlebar, reminiscent of retro bicycles from the 90s.

an original volkswagen beetle was taken apart to create these mini bikes



the mini scooter pays homage to the volkswagen beetle type 1, or the ‘bug’, which has gained iconic status since its release. walter has created two versions of his ‘volkspod’ in iconic shades of the original beetle: birch green and pastel blue.



designed in the 1930s, civilian beetles only began to be produced in significant numbers by the end of the 1940s due to world war II. the car was then internally designated the volkswagen type 1, and marketed simply as the volkswagen. later models were designated volkswagen 1200, 1300, 1500, 1302, or 1303, the former three indicating engine displacement, the latter two derived from the model number.


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an original volkswagen beetle was taken apart to create these mini bikes


project info


designer: brent walter
name: volkspod
model: volkswagen beetle type 1

  • I’ll take one in red. Name your price and send it to Mystic CT.

    David Pattek says:
  • Is there ample clearance to accommodate a fuel nozzle, or do you need a syphon to feed it?

    Carlito Viriña says:
  • purely brilliant

    Daniel says:
  • I love your scooter! Are you making them for sale? I’m interested in one. I live in Orange, California. Hope to hear from you soon. Thanks, Chuck

    Chuck Working says:
  • how can i buy one?

    ROBIN LEWIS says:
  • The Volkswagen Minion! Love it! 🙂

    ramen_jak says:
  • I am interested in a purchase in orange. please make them for sale to the public.
    My family grew up owning beetles.

    Joe Woods says:
  • I would build a yellow model with minion markings, including a magnified monocular and send it to Illumination that did the CGI. Might be some fun press from that. Awesome work.

    Avidgeek says:
  • Can I buy one of these? Are you taking orders?

    Leann Powell says:
  • Mate awesome work ,

    Paul Scoote says:
  • This is absolutely fantabulous!!! I would LOVE one!!!
    Now… the cost?!?

    Jane Johnson says:
  • I just love these little guys, the green ine sort of reminds me of an adorable VW Bug larvae. I think a yellow on painted like a Minion would be cute too!

    Robby Paulsen says:
  • I want one too! Please put a price on these!! -Jim (Canton, OH)

    Jim Meyer says:
  • would like to see a photo of someone sitting on it. It seems a little wide.

    gardel says:
  • Wow this is really cute! Well done! Wish I could afford one.

    Basil says:
  • Would love to buy one 🙂 damn its so cool 🙂 yay

    Ulf Eriksson says:

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