My dad said my grandfather had a beetle back in the day. He said you'd almost freeze to death in it on a cold day.
Drove one for two winters here in SD. When it was below zero I would drive the twenty miles to work with an ice scrapper in one hand steer and shift with the other hand. Snow flakes from the ice scrapper would be floating around inside the car.
They did make a gas fired heater for the air cooled VW's . They worked good and our type 4 came with one from the factory. Darn thing would almost melt your socks. So if you a Vee Dubb with an extra exhaust pipe you know it has a gas heater.
This is what the heaters looked like.
Edited by Cvans, November 08, 2015 - 06:45 PM.