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Colour: Deep Purple
Mileage: 3930
Fuel: Diesel
Gearbox: Manual
Engine: 1968

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Colour: Red
Mileage: 12000
Fuel: Diesel
Gearbox: Automatic
Engine: 1968

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Call: 01937 574052
Body: Commercial
Colour: Brown
Mileage: 1600
Fuel: Diesel
Gearbox: Manual
Engine: 1968

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Body: Commercial
Colour: Silver
Mileage: 1600
Fuel: Diesel
Gearbox: Manual
Engine: 1968

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Body: Four Wheel Dr
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Body: Commercial
Colour: Blue
Mileage: 5500
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Gearbox: Manual
Engine: 1968

The Van Yard
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Body: Station Wagon
Colour: Pure White
Mileage: 5385
Fuel: Diesel
Gearbox: Automatic
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Mid Ulster Volkswagen
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Body: Station Wagon
Colour: White
Mileage: 8179
Fuel: Diesel
Gearbox: Manual
Engine: 1968

Mid Ulster Volkswagen
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Body: MPV
Colour: BLUE
Mileage: 9388
Fuel: DIESEL
Gearbox: MANUAL
Engine: 1968

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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