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Volkswagen Beetle Car Transport

There are very few cars as well known as the Volkswagen Beetle. Children all over have grown up hitting their brothers and sisters as one goes passing by. A childhood without the Beetle was a deprived one at best. Anyhow, the Volkswagen Type 1, which is more commonly known as the Beetle, is an economy car that was produced by the German automaker Volkswagen from 1938 until 2003. Although the names “Beetle” and “Bug” were quickly adopted by the public, it was not until August of 1967 that VW themselves began using the name Beetle in their marketing literature. Previously, it had simply been known as either the Type I or as the 1200, the 1300 or the 1500. These were in fact the names under which the vehicle was marketed in Europe prior to 1967. The numbers indicate the vehicle’s engine size in cubic centimeters.

Car Transport Quotes For Volkswagen Beetle

In 1998, many years after the original model had been dropped from the lineup, VW launched the New Beetle, which was built on a Volkswagen Golf platform. This model was quickly taken up by anyone and everyone who had ever owned a Beetle before. The origins of the car date back to 1925, when Bela Barenyi gave his concepts to the Maschinenbauanstalt Wien. Other influences for the Beetle came from the 1931 Tatra and the 1931 Porsche Type 12, which was an experimental prototype that never reached the production stage. People just fell in love with the Bug even though it had unusual styling, weak power, a rough ride and was very loud. The Beetle was the benchmark for both generations of American compact cars such as the Chevrolet Corvair and subcompact cars such as the Ford Pinto and the Chevrolet Vega. In an international poll for the award of the world’s most influential car of the twentieth century the Beetle came fourth after the Ford Model T, the Mini and the Citroen DS. However, if there were a poll for most recognizable, the Beetle would win hands down. You can go here for more details on the Beetle. Car Transport Quotes for the Volkswagen Beetle are available here using our original auto transport calculator on our page.

Buick Regal Car Transport Quotes

With a name like the Buick Regal, it is hard to expect anything except the very best. This car was a mid-size vehicle produced by General Motors’ Buick division from 1973 through 2004. During many of these years, Buick also used the Century name on mid-size models and the two often shared bodies and power trains. The Regal was named for the NASCAR Grand National racing series. It incorporated a 4.1 L V6 with 125 hp or an optional 180 hp turbocharged 3.8 L V6. Needless to say it had quite a reputation to live up to. There was no Grand National released in 1983, but thankfully it returned in 1984 at which time it was painted all black. In 1987 it reached a whopping 245 hp (182 kW). For those that were looking for the true and rare, in 1987 a lightweight WE4 (Turbo T) option was offered which is extremely rare today.

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Only 1,547 of these models were produced and are very hard to come by in the marketplace. These beauties were painted all black and came with the same blackout package as the Grand National. This option included bumpers, grille, headlight and taillight trim. The only differences between a WE4 and the base Grand National were with the interior trim package. Sporty drivers had to make quite an effort to grab the rear spoiler, which was only available as a dealer installed option. Muscles cars are and were the center of conversation among some car enthusiast. By 1985, the Grand National had acquired quite a reputation as a modern muscle car. However, the days of the G-body were numbered. The Buick engineers admitted that what they were designing simply couldn’t deliver what drivers were expecting. In fact, it was a very sad time for fans of the Regal who saw the model lose its place in the racing community. So now its considered more of a family ride, and you can get a Buick Regal car transport quote using our innovative calculator.