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VW Beetle Car History

The next day on June 23 became the most historic day for both the name. Because 75 years ago to coincide with this date, the German government at that time led by the Fuhrer, Adolf Hitler gave the order to Ferdinand Porsche to build a simple car concept.

Order Hitler is people's car that can carry five people (two adults and three children), the velocity 100km/jam, 14km/liter consume fuel at a price no more expensive than riding a motorcycle side.

Then made the concept of the embryo when it was Beetle called Kraft durch Freude-Wagen (KdF-Wagen), the city where this car was made given the name KdF-Stadt. KdF-Wagen poured in 30 prototype in 1937 and marketed beginning in 1938 but stopped after a time to produce 630 units due to World War II in 1939.

To temporarily diverted its factory facilities to produce vehicles like the Kubelwagen war (jeep) and Schwimmwagen (amphibious vehicle). Year 1942 appears Kommandeurwagen from KdF-Wagen base having a four Wheel /4x4.

Germany's defeat on the allies (UK, France, Russia and the U.S.) makes the country divided. KdF-Stadt mastered British Army and for their intervention and then change the name of the city to Wolfsburg. Volkswagen Vehicles for civil society began to be produced again before the World War II ended, precisely in the summer of 1945.

Civilian vehicle was also changed its name to Volkswagen or VW Beetle Kafer (in Indonesia is popularly known as the VW Beetle). Then this vehicle has become popular thanks to its simplicity, toughness and a long list of other More  and spread to different parts of the world.

Crazy Beetle

It’s small, practical, cute, almost like a gadget… who wouldn’t love it?  Full of flowers, strangely painted, wired or pure gold, it’s still the old, crazy, classic Beetle…

Volkswagen Beetle – pieces of history 1938 – “Car of the force by means of joy” by Ferdinand Porsche. Cars are no more a priviledge of the rich people, the economy K√§fer is ready for the masses. Keywords? Best speed, consumption and price…
1939 – Carwhich could swim“  With the beginning of the second world war, the small, cute Beetle was adapted to the new situation.
1945 – The war was over. Seriously damaged during this awful time, only a third part of the car factory in Wolfsburg stood up.

Nazi Advertisment – 1939 – “Five marks a week you must put aside – If in your own car you want to ride!”
1953 – After Porsche’s death -  “Volkswagen of Brasil” and the “Volkswagen of America” were built, followed in 1964 and 1966 by another two overseas branches the “Volkswagen de Mexico” and the factory of South Africa.
1974 – Sales began to decrease and Beetle production was moved from Wolfsburg to Emden in order to make place to the new Volkswagen car: the Golf.
1978 – European production definitively stopped. The cute Type 1 Beetle continued being built only in Mexico.

2010 – Even if the production in Mexico has been stopped also (last Type 1 were produced in 2003), over  21 million  wonderful Volkswagen Bettle models built cover the roads of Earth.
It was great to find all this information and put it together because I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS TIMELESS CAR!!!
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Source: The Classic Beetle

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