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Monday, March 12, 2018

Volkswagen Beetle 1945

Classic Car | Volkswagen Beetle

Volkswagen Beetle 1945 Origin Germany

   Engine 1,131 cc, flat-four Top speed 63 mph (101 km/h) Adolf Hitler commissioned engineer
Ferdinand Porsche to design this low-cost vehicle for the German people. The rear-mounted engine was durable and air-cooled so it couldn’t boil over. Production began after World War II and continued, latterly in Mexico, until 2003. A remarkable 21 million were sold over seven decades.
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Comfort not speed

     Despite its modest engine, good aerodynamics and simple, lightweight construction ensured the Beetle was a capable cruiser. The four-wheel independent suspension also gave a comfortable ride and handling for the day.Comfort not speed Despite its modest engine, good aerodynamics and simple, lightweight construction ensured the Beetle was a capable cruiser. The four-wheel independent suspension also gave a comfortable ride and reasonable handling for the day.
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Compact design

    An advantage of positioning the engine at the back of the car was that it eliminated the need for a heavy rear axle, reducing weight, and helping to keep the design simple. Trunk space was provided at the front of the car but was limited.

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