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.

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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.