VW used two
different manufacturer's of distributors - Bosch and proprietary
ones made by VW themselves for a short time in the 60's due to a
labor dispute at Bosch. We only carry parts for the Bosch units
as not much is available for the proprietary VW ones.
With so many
distributors being used in Volkswagens, the only accurate way to
get the correct components is to work off of the distributor's
Bosch part number. With the exception of the very early
iron-housing distributors that had the old Bosch number on an ID
tag riveted to the body, the part number is normally a 10-digit
part etched into the housing and is usually facing the engine. Just click on the number of
your distributor, and you'll be taken to a page listing the
points, condenser, rotor, and cap for it. If your distributor is
not listed here, please contact us and we'll help determine the
components you need.