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The VW Beetle story

Autocar Logo By Ronan Glon of Autocar | Slide 1 of 31: The last one was produced today. At 81 years old, the Volkswagen Beetle has been everywhere and it has done it all.  It started life as a people’s car in Germany, it became America’s darling before heading south to put much of Latin America on wheels and it is now one of the most sought-after classic cars. It has conquered land, water and air. It has won races, shuttled scientists in Antarctica and carried millions of passengers in Mexico City.Join us as we explore the Beetle’s multifaceted history.

The third-generation VW Beetle has come to the end of its life.

The last one was produced today. At 81 years old, the Volkswagen Beetle has been everywhere and it has done it all.  It started life as a people’s car in Germany, it became America’s darling before heading south to put much of Latin America on wheels and it is now one of the most sought-after classic cars. It has conquered land, water and air. It has won races, shuttled scientists in Antarctica and carried millions of passengers in Mexico City.

Join us as we explore the Beetle’s multifaceted history.

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