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Volkswagen Beetle: A delight for car lovers

Last updated on: May 10, 2012 12:09 IST

Image: A child passes a row of Beetle cars during the 29th annual May Beetle meeting in Hanover.
Photographs: Tobias Schwarz/Reuters.

Born in 1938, the Volkswagen Beetle is still a rage among car lovers.

With over 21 million cars manufactured with a rear-engined, rear-wheel drive configuration, the Beetle is the longest-running and most-manufactured car of a single design platform anywhere in the world.

 

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Volkswagen Beetle: A delight for car lovers


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Volkswagen Beetle: A delight for car lovers


Photographs: Tobias Schwarz/Reuters.

People sit in front of a vintage Volkswagen Beetle car during the 29th annual May Beetle meeting in Hanover.