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Colour: Black
Mileage: 2000
Fuel: Diesel
Gearbox: Automatic
Engine: 2967

Mid Ulster Volkswagen
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Body: Crossover
Colour: White
Mileage: 2000
Fuel: Diesel
Gearbox: Automatic
Engine: 2967

Mid Ulster Volkswagen
Call: 0288 649 46 42
Body: MPV
Colour: Black
Mileage: 7905
Fuel: Diesel
Gearbox: Automatic
Engine: 1968

Martin Atkinson Specialist Cars Ltd
Call: 01724867101
Body: Commercial
Colour: Deep Black
Mileage: 50
Fuel: Diesel
Gearbox: DSG
Engine: 2000

Spectrum Motor Centre Ltd
Call: 01244 539760
Body: Commercial
Colour: Grey
Mileage: 10
Fuel: Diesel
Gearbox: Automatic
Engine: 1968

Spectrum Motor Centre Ltd
Call: 01244 539760
Body: Commercial
Colour: Grey
Mileage: 10
Fuel: Diesel
Gearbox: Automatic
Engine: 1968

Spectrum Motor Centre Ltd
Call: 01244 539760
Body: Commercial
Colour: Grey
Mileage: 10
Fuel: Diesel
Gearbox: Automatic
Engine: 1968

Spectrum Motor Centre Ltd
Call: 01244 539760
Body: Pick Up
Colour: Grey
Mileage: 10
Fuel: Diesel
Gearbox: Automatic
Engine: 2967

Spectrum Motor Centre Ltd
Call: 01244 539760
Body: Crew Van
Colour: white
Mileage: 102666
Fuel: Petrol
Gearbox: Manual
Engine: 1600

Route 1 Car Sales
Call: 01702 480826
Body: Commercial
Colour: Black
Mileage: 10
Fuel: Diesel
Gearbox: Automatic
Engine: 1968

Spectrum Motor Centre Ltd
Call: 01244 539760

The Humble Beginnings of the Volkswagen Beetle

 

The venerable Volkswagen Beetle traces its humble beginnings to Nazi Germany in the 1930s.

Adolf Hitler wanted to motorise Germany and have a people’s car. Josef Ganz, a Jewish-designed car, was actually the brain behind the Volkswagen Beetle. Hitler, however, appointed a bright engineer, Ferdinand Porsche, to create the VW Beetle.  The vehicle eventually came to be known as "KdF-Wagen" after the Nazi-led movement.  During the mid 1940s, the British military government made a high-volume order for the VW Beetle. During that era, the KdF-Wagen was renamedVolkswagen.

There were other small cars that emerged and offered rivalry to the VW Beetle. Also embodying the “people’s car” concept was  the Ford Model T. From 1934 until the late 1950s, French car maker Citroen produced the Traction Avant, which made every other car on the road look dated. The Fiat 500 from Italy was another small city car produced in 1957, emerging as a competitor to the Beetle.

In recent years, the classic Volkswagen Beetle has been featured in many prestigious car shows, attracting many guests both for the craftsmanship of restoration work and the nostalgia it brings. The latest models of the Volkswagen Beetle are a far cry from the classic versions of yesteryears, incorporating lots of modern design features and amenities.  

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