This Purple Volkswagen Beetle Project Breaking The Internet

Are there other cars that attract the hearts of the world like the Volkswagen Beetle? Especially from such a difficult and tyrannical era. It was the brainchild of the dictator at first, and only 20 years later, it became a parallel symbol of the peace movement. From learners to pensioners, the Beetle is indeed an ideal choice for everyone. It is easy to maintain and easy to drive. Regarding beetles, there are indeed many things to find.

Is Volkswagen Beetle Iconic Car ?

The Volkswagen Beetle is indeed one of the most iconic vehicles of all time.It’s as iconic as with Bullitt’s Ford Mustang, the Dukes of Hazard’s Dodge Charger and the Italian Job’s Mini.

It has appeared in popular culture and, along with flares and peace symbols, represents the swinging 60s. I mean, beetles who like it even have their own movie series!

Volkswagen Beetle Wide Body Kit

This Volkswagen’s Beetle Wide Body Kit takes the car to another dimension. The car, which stems from its classic lines, has a really monstrous cool look.

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History Of Volkswagen Beetle

Volkswagen’s Beetle is one of the oldest nameplates in automobile history and is still in use today. In the United States, the Bug was sold between 1950 and 1979, and a new model was launched in 1998 and sales resumed. But Volkswagen’s long history can be traced back to 1934, when serious development work began in Germany.

The first finalized Volkswagen Beetle

The first finalized cars were born in 1938, but the glorious new factories that were seen at the time were assembled, put into the German war, and later bombed.

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Demographic Sales Distribution of Volkswagen Beetle in History

European civilians did not start working until 1947, until they restarted production to provide ground transportation for the Allied occupation forces. U.S. imports have grown from a trickle in the early 1950s to floods ten years later, and 21 million beetles will eventually be sold worldwide. Even after sales in the United States ceased in 1979, the car continued to be manufactured and sold in Mexico and Brazil.

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20 Facts About Volkswagen Beetle

Here, we will explore more than 20 facts about this nostalgia.

Bela Barenyi, an 18 year old Hungarian student, submitted a chassis design for a “Volkswagen” in 1925 and is recognized as designing the basic VW Beetle.

Ferdinand Porsche, an Austrian automotive engineer, created the Volkswagen Beetle after receiving a contract from Hitler in 1934 for prototypes.

The Beetle’s air-cooled flat 4 engine was designed by Franz Reimspeiss not Ferdinand Porsche. Even with 20+ million being built to date, he had less than twenty dollars for his work.

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In 1938 production of Hitler’s “KdF-Wagen” (“Kraft durch Freude” or “Strength through Joy”) started. The public hated the name and called it “Volkswagen” or people’s car. In this year, The New York Times first called it the “Beetle”.

In 1949, the Beetle Convertible went into production and, in 1950 the Beetle became the best-selling car of the decade with a share of around 40% of the market.

On 17 February 1972, with vehicles produced at 15,007,034, the Beetle broke “Tin Lizzy” from Ford Motor Company’s record, to become the new world champion.

The Beetle was the first car ever to sell over 20 million units and remained the most built Volkswagen ever until 2002 when the VW Golf stole the title.

The first UK Beetle landed in 1952, imported by British servicemen stationed in Germany. In 1964, the 100,000.th Beetle arrived in the UK and in 1971 the 14 millionth followed.

The original Beetle was built for 65 years, from 1938 to July 30, 2003, and is the longest produced vehicle in history.

Shells of the last two Beetles made in Germany are preserved in wax at Volkswagens Milton Keynes parts store. The last Wolfsburg-built Beetle was in July 1974.

One of the most famous Beetles is the race car from the Herbie film series. The white #53 is still one of the most popular paint jobs for the car.

The millionth Beetle, built in 1955, is on show at the Wolfsburg Autostadt Museum. It’s completely gold with diamante encrusted bumpers and trim with a plush pink interior.

During Fight Club rehearsals, Brad Pitt and Edward Norton found they hated the new Beetle and in one scene where they had to hit cars with baseball bats, both insisted one had to be a Beetle.

The VW beetle has featured in many films from The Shining to James Bond’s Quantum of Solace, even having its own film series briefly mentioned earlier; Herbie.

The Beetle with its bolt-on parts and simple engine make this car one of the easiest and most common cars to be modified. Being converted into everything from a rolling turtle to a 1930’s hot rod.

The Beetle in 2014 had an enormous aftermarket upgrade in power when a British engineer strapped a 1500hp jet engine on to it, theoretically being able to reach 140mph.

Co-founder of Domino’s pizza Jim Monaghan sold his 50% share of the company for a 1959 VW Beetle, the business is now a worldwide success.

In Stephen King’s novel The Shining, the main character has a red VW Beetle, King drove a red Beetle whilst writing it to get himself in the mind-set but in the film adaptation a yellow one is used.

The blue whale’s heart is the size of a VW Beetle and weighs up to 1000lbs (453 kg).

Jose Mujica, a former Uraguayan president dubbed ‘the world’s poorest president’ drove a 1987 VW Beetle, it made up his entire expenses for that year.

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