1969 VW Bug

When selecting the best parts for a VW build, what key elements are you looking for? We asked Luis Martinez this question for his 1969 VW Bug, and here’s what he had to say: 

“Power, stability, and reliability are the three things I look for when choosing the right engine components for my classic VW Bug projects. Thanks to SCAT, my dreams became a reality! When in competition or just cruising around I choose parts from SCAT, a name I tell everyone about! Thank you!

Martinez chose a 1600cc SCAT long block engine for his 1969 VW Bug.

Here at SCAT VW, we are proud to provide the best-quality parts to our customers and love when they show them off to other VW enthusiasts.

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For over 50 years, SCAT has developed, engineered, and manufactured the most comprehensive product line in the automotive aftermarket. SCAT has grown from a distributor of specialty Volkswagen parts into the premier manufacturer and distributor of high-performance aftermarket engine components for a wide range of American and foreign engines. SCAT, one of the original founders of the VW aftermarket, is extremely proud of its 42,000-square-foot manufacturing and warehousing facility in Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A., where it houses over 20 CNC machines, 12 crankshaft grinding machines, 8 polishers, 12 rod honing machines and complete in-house manufacturing, engineering, and programming capability. It is with this capability and the capability of overseas manufacturing operations that SCAT is able to deliver the highest-quality and most-reliable performance parts in the industry. SCAT has many new product offerings and continues to offer the most comprehensive line of aftermarket parts for VW.

SCAT is dedicated to continuing our quest for excellence to keep Volkswagens running and performing at the highest level. As always, SCAT wants to thank you for your business and look forward to continuing to service your VW aftermarket performance needs.

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