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How The Volkswagen Beetle Became The Most Popular Car In The World

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How The Volkswagen Beetle Became The Most Popular Car In The World

William Jason (SubmitYOURArticle.com)
May 2, 2011


Before the Volkswagen Beetle became a hit in the 60s and 70s, this car had a very conspicuous beginning. It was made in 1938 as a car that would envision Hitler's vision for the German people. The Beetle became a prominent symbol on various KDF videos as they were seen in the videos and propaganda methods that they scattered throughout the public. The first models of the Beetle were very reminiscent of the Tatra V570, a car that first established engines being made onto the back. The Beetle's most prominent feature is its bowl-like body. During those times, the car was very unique in a way that it did not have the features that most cars had. The car was also deceptively fast because it contained the same engineering as that of a Porsche.

As the war ended and German products once more began to sell in the market, a newer model of the Beetle was made particularly in the US. By the middle of the last century, there was almost a Beetle in every country in the world. The car became a common choice among hippies and other social activists as a car that can easily be transformed into an art form. The car's body can easily be featured into different types of designs and accents which easily made it accessible for a lot of these people to adhere to. Add to that the fact that the Beetles were sold in very cheap rates.

By the end of the 80s, the Volkswagen Beetle was already a car for the ages. And even though it had evolved throughout the years, the bowl-like figure still stood as its most prominent look. Even up to now, you will still see numerous Beetles being sold and drove. And to think that this car has no interior cooling system; not to mention its replacement parts were hard to find, it's almost amazing to think how it can still make a mark.

Even though the recent version of the Volkswagen Beetle has suffered in sales, the brand is still outstanding in terms of what it has accomplished. The car that was meant to be a symbol of the great oppression became the revolutionary concept for any artistic mind. And as the turn of the new century starts, the Volkswagen Beetle will remain as a car like no other. Whether you find it revolting or not, the Beetle will still find ways to catch your attention.

William Jason is a muscle car fanatic and has been collecting and restoring them for the last 15 years, You can visit his website at http://musclecarmonster.com/

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