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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    A very rare and very significant Porsche is coming up for auction later this summer. Believed to be the oldest surviving model to wear the name and one that's older than Porsche the company by almost 10 years. It's a Type 64. Ferdinand Porsche designed the car for a Berlin to Rome race that was...
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    It's the story of a man and his car. But not just any car. This was VW Beetle number 20. Built in 1941. It's a story of the car's journey and then a decades-long effort to restore the car to the way it was when it rolled out of the factory. The car is a piece of history. The owner calls it the...
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    By now the story of how the Beetle came to be is well known. But that doesn’t mean there’s no enjoyment to be had out of hearing it told well. Donut media’s Up to Speed series previously covered the Golf, and now it’s back at Volkswagen, to tell the story of how the Beetle, and by extension the...
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    Everyone knows that Hitler had a hand in the design of the Beetle. It’s one of the awkward historical realities that we all have to think about now and then. But there are Nazi Beetles and then there are Nazi Beetles. This is the latter. That’s because this Beetle belonged to head of the...
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    Do you ever drive to a body of water and lament the fact that your boring land car has to stop? Good news! You can now keep right on driving thanks to this 1942 KDF Schwimmwagen. The Schwimmwagen was World War II Germany’s amphibious vehicle. Based on the Type 1 platform, this four-wheel-drive...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    We all know that the history of the Beetle is inextricably linked to the NAZI party, but few Beetle are quite as close to that history as this wartime Beetle from 1943. And when I say few, I mean it. It’s estimated that only 40 genuine KdF Beetles remain, so this is actually a historically...
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