Whether you are an experienced mechanic with your own garage or a beginner working on your first car, upgrading to or replacing your VW 1600 engine is sure to increase performance and the value of your vehicle. The vast selection on eBay makes it easy to do. The VW 1600 engine first appeared in the 1971 Volkswagen bugs and buses. These engines have been widely used in industrial, light aircraft, and kit car applications. The VW 1600 engine has been used to run ski lifts as well as air compressors for jack hammers in remote Australian opal mines. The 1600cc VW engine is one of the most popular motor sizes used by individuals who prefer stock looks but would like a bit more performance. This engine is a good upgrade for pre-1971 Volkswagen vehicles as well as later models. The 1300cc, 1500cc, and 1600cc single port engines are almost identical, making swapping to a larger engine fairly easy. With the 1600cc engine, you have the option of single port or double port cooling system. Upgrading your existing single port to a double port requires a little more time and effort, but many find the resulting increase in performance to be well worth the added effort.Shop the large inventory of motors, parts, accessories, and complete Volkswagen engines!