Monday, July 30, 2007

Volkswagen Beetle classic "Bug"

The last “classic” Volkswagen Beetle rolled off the production line at VW’s Puebla, Mexico, plant on this day July 30 in 2003. The car, part of the 3,000-unit final edition,
was sent to a museum in Wolfsburg, Germany, where Volkswagen is headquartered. 2003 : Last classic "Bug" rolls off the line

Description Volkswagen Beetle photographed in USA. Source Own Work, Date 7/17/06, Author IFCAR. Permission All Rights Released

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Volkswagen Beetle From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Volkswagen Type 1, more commonly known as the Beetle, is an economy car produced by the German automaker Volkswagen from 1938 until 2003. Although the names "Beetle" and "Bug" were quickly adopted by the public, it was not until August of 1967 that VW itself began using the name Beetle in marketing materials.

It had previously been known only as either the "Type I" or as the 1200 (twelve-hundred), 1300 (thirteen-hundred) or 1500 (fifteen-hundred), which had been the names under which the vehicle was marketed in Europe prior to 1967; the numbers denoted the vehicle's engine size in cubic centimeters.

In 1998, many years after the original model had been dropped from the lineup in most of the world (it continued in Mexico and a handful of other countries until 2003) VW introduced the "New Beetle" (built on a Volkswagen Golf platform), bearing a cosmetic resemblance to the original.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good article, but the picture is of a bug more likley from around 1963. I am doing a frame-off restoration of one now. Still good information. You did not, and might want to mention if you are a VW fan and if you own and drive one.

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