Building the Beetle

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VW, beetle, german engineering

Long before Volkswagen got themselves into the diesel hot seat, they built upwards of 22 million Beetles, the automobile that certainly changed the world as much as the Model T before it. Retronaut has some fascinating pictures showing production of the venerable bug from the late 1940’s through the early 60’s.

We still have a soft spot in our hearts for this quirky air cooled beastie, and wonder how a company so committed to engineering excellence, design integrity and manufacturing finesse with this vehicle could have wandered so far off course.

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