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I Was Given 1969 Beatle On The Side Of Car Says Formula Fee Can Find Any In...
Can you tell me about 1969 battle says formula fee on bottom of driver side can't find any pictures
Will A 64 Bug Fit A 71 Backseat?
I'm selling a backseat that came out of a 71 bug. Somebody wants to buy it but has a 64 bug. Can it fit no problem?
1970 Vw Bug And Heat
Does the 1970 VW Bug get any warmth into the cab enough to keep the windows defrosted and the driver comfortable enough to drive? I live in Washington State where it gets to 20 degrees.
How To Drain The Transmission Fluid
Engine oil change and transmission Fluid
How Do I Shim A 71 Vw Convertible So Doors And Windows Come Together
My doors and windows have about a half inch gap at top not at the bottom how to I fix this problem.
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About the Volkswagen Beetle
From the 1950s to the mid-1970s, the Volkswagen Beetle, also known affectionately as the Bug, was an icon not just in America, but worldwide. Revered for its versatility and economy, appreciated for the fact that it was easy to maintain, and memorialized by a series of now-legendary ads in the 1960s and '70s, the Beetle enjoyed a long and successful history.
The first Volkswagen Beetles were introduced to the U.S. in 1949, and the new car sold only about 150 units in 1950. Originally called the Type 1, the small, rear-engined car officially adopted the name "Beetle" in 1967. Sales continued to grow significantly, and the Beetle would eventually become the best-selling vehicle in the world.
But all good things must to come an end...at least temporarily. Starting in the mid-'70s, sales of the Beetle were suspended worldwide, though the car continued to be manufactured in Mexico for a number of years.
Then, in 1994, the Beetle re-emerged at the Detroit Auto Show as a concept car. Enthusiasm was so great that VW reintroduced the Beetle (now known as the New Beetle) in showrooms in 1998, with styling that was at once contemporary and retro. With its peppy engines, bright exterior colors, and nostalgic appeal, the Beetle was once again a hit, at least in North America. (European drivers weren't so taken with the new Bug.) The Beetle continues to make a strong showing on the road today, with new options and trims being offered almost yearly.