Volkswagen Beetle Curiosities

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    The Beetle was produced between 1938 and 2003 with more than 21 million units.

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    It is one of the cars with more production time in history.

The original name of the Volkswagen Sedan (Beetle) was Volkswagen Type 1.

The Beetle was an economy sub-compact.

The first Beetle dates back to 1938 and was manufactured by German auto-maker Volkswagen.

With its high speeds on the highway, the Beetle became the car with the longest-running production of a single design.

In UK, the Volkswagen Beetle had only been known as "Type I" or 1100, 1200, 1300, 1500 or 1600. These figures reflect the vehicle's engine size in cubic centimeters.

The Beetle is the fourth in an international poll as the world's most influential car of the 20th century.

The Volkswagen Beetle has also been used in drag racing.

The idea for the Beetle came from Adolf Hitler, while he was in prison in 1924.

Its idea was to mass produce a car (the car people, Volkswagen), that the average man on the street was able to buy.

A design company established in Stuttgart, owned and run by Ferdinand Porsche, was given the task of designing this car.

The engine design has been the same that has driven the Volkswagen Beetle in the last 60 years.

Hitler wanted from the future car: "It should look like a beetle, you have to look to nature to find its aerodynamic" .. Hence the name of the beetle.

The Volkswagen Beetle has generated shortly after the effective start of its production, some curious variants, such as trucks and vans.

Volkswagen Beetle history on video by AOL Autos.