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12 Jul

Create an account

To create your own account is quick and simple. But before you do this please read the terms and conditions section to learn what KdF-Wagen ist all about and which guidelines we have for the usage of this site. The first step to get your account is to follow the in the line in the front page.

You will see the this dialog:

The only thing you have do is to enter a username and a valid email adress. The systems will check, if the your username isn┬┤t already in use. If everything is fine, you will see a success message. The system sends you an email with an initial password. With this passoword and your username you are able to login. To achieve the rights necessary to work on the archives you have to complete the required information in your account first (this is described later). Now you are ready to go.

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12 Jul

KdF-Wagen is dedicated to VW automobilia collectors. Currently two major goals are focused:

1. To provide an overview on VW automobilia

  • How many items are known?
  • Which kind of items are interesting for me?
  • Tips & tricks around collecting

Everybodys support is welcome to get a maximum possible overview. All you have to do is to create you own free KdF-Wagen and use the functions provided by

2. Documentation of your collection

  • Informations about an item (price, location, date, condition, archivnumber …)
  • easy access (simple, up to date, everywhere accessible)
  • secure (backup)
  • financial overview provides the MyItems functions.

11 Jul

These are the rules and the scope for the usage of KdF-Wagen.

In scope

Beetle, VW Bus (T1 & T2), Karmann Ghia Type 14 & 34, Type 3, Type 4, Type 181/Thing/Safari, Type 147 (Fridolin), VW Porsche, Industrial engine, modified bodies on the basis of these models (Hebm├╝ller, Drews, Rometsch, Buggy etc.)

Inn general: VW Automobilia.
KdF-Wagen currently provides archives and categories for brochures, phonecards, scale models, stamps, workshop literature, post cards, ads, pictures/photos, press kits, magazins, badges/pins, calendera, coins, games. New archives and categories on your request :o).


NOT in scope

Golf, Passat, VW Bus (>= T3), New Beetle und all other watercooled models, as well as other brands than VW


  • no ads
  • no politics
  • no Nazi propaganda
  • no pornography
  • no items that violates copyrights or trademarks
  • no items from other websites without consent

additional rules

  • Every user is responsible for the uploaded items.
  • No liability for data losses.
  • Stored personal informations including the MyItems infos are not given to others.
  • The informations in MyItms can be evaluated anonymously for statistical purposes.
  • User, who violates the rules can be excluded from the usage of KdF-Wagen.
10 Jul


The items listed in the archives represent collectible items in general. You can own serveral instances of one item with an individual state, price and so on. Now MyItems is ment for the administration of your collection. The main advantages of using MyItems are:

  • You get statistics of your collection in your account, so you can see how many items
    you have and how much money you have spent.
  • With MyItems it is very easy to find one item in your archive, by using a code (e.g. box-number.consecutive-number)
  • KdF-Wagen provides functions for checking the MyItems for completeness.
  • In archives you can set filters for items you own and items you don┬┤t own.

The MyItems page

To work on the myitems you have to login first. If you open an archive afterwards you will recognize that an additional column appears. In this column you will find upto 5 different buttons. The important one is this one:
After pressing this button a page opens, that almost looks like this.

In the top row you see the name of the archive your are currently working on (here brochures). To the left and right you see the same navigation buttons as in the archive itself. Most surprisingly they have the same function. Right below you see the first picture of the item you are currently working on. A click on the picture brings you back to the previous page.

Here you find all the properties of the MyItems. The properties are:

  • where: In this field you can store infos about where you got your item from (Ebay, Swap Meeting …)
  • archive: MyItems provides two fields to store infos about where you can find
    the item in your Archive.
  • price: These fields holds the price and the currency you have paid for the item.
  • date: The next two fields can hold the month and year of the purchase.
  • cond.(ition): With this dropdown list you can specify the state your item.
    1 for ┬┤like new┬┤ to 5- for ┬┤hardly collectible┬┤.
  • notes: Can hold any additional info you would like to store with this item.

In the upper row(s) you see your already exiting MyItems entries. The last is row is ment for a new MyItem entry. Last things you need to know are the function of the buttons.

This button saves your changes to the database.
This button deletes this MyItem object.
This a time saving button. By pressing this button the values of the properties of the corresponding item are saved as default values for new MyItems entries. Just try it.

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