The Volkswagen Beetle officially called the Volkswagen Type 1, is the economy car produced by the German automaker Volkswagen from 1938 to 2003. With over 21 million manufactured in air cooled configuration, rear engine, rear wheel drive car, the Beetle is the design platform made unique, worldwide car longer duration.
Mende was marked significant trend led by Volkswagen, Fiat and Renault in the rear of the engine, rear-drive layout had increased from 2.6 percent of vehicle production in Western Europe from 1946 to 26.6 percent in 1956 . 1948 Citroen 2CV and other European models marked a later trend to front-wheel drive in the European small car market the trend that would come to dominate that market. In 1974, the own car model front wheel Golf Volkswagen Beetle happened. In 1994, Volkswagen presented the Concept One, concept car “retro”-themed with similarities to the original Beetle, and in 1998 introduced the “New Beetle”, built on the Golf platform, with a style reminiscent of the original type 1 . In the international survey of 1999, a world’s most influential car of the 20th century, type 1 was fourth after the Ford Model T, the Mini, the Citroën DS.
During this period, the rear window of the Volkswagen Beetle has evolved from a “division” divide or oval, circular drive. From steel used for the body was in their best quality, and Wolfsburg emblem on the front hood was a manufacturing complex. rear decklid ‘W’ was made by hand. The front wing had time ‘to touch’. 1967 for example cockroaches changes include a larger engine for the second year running. Horsepower had been increased to 37 kW previous year, and by 1967 it increased to 40 kW.
In the USA, the UK, Ireland and the models, increased generator output 180-360 watts, and improved 6 volt to 12-volt systems. clutch disc also increased in size, and changes were made to the flywheel braking system and rear axle. New standard equipped with two-speed windscreen wipers, reversing lights, armrests on the door, locking buttons on the doors driving, and a mirror on the passenger side out.
In 1971, a new model Volkswagen Beetle with MacPherson front suspension and revised front end Beetle was launched along with “standard”, which went into production. Formally known as the VW 1303 VW 1302 1971-1972 and continuing in 1973, but commonly called Super Beetle, the new stretched nose design replaced the torsion bar beams which had compromised parallel double trunk space and relocated the spare tire almost vertical to the horizontal position. Redesign resulted in a tighter turning radius despite a wheelbase 20 mm longer, and twice at the front luggage compartment. As with previous models, air pressure from the spare tire pressurized the windshield washer container, instead of an electric pump.
1972 Volkswagen Beetle had a 11% larger window rear, larger front brakes, four rows of holes in the top of the engine cover, tail lights incorporating reverse lights, a four-spoke energy-absorbing steering and the steering column, and the engine compartment opening for owners of VW Diagnosis system. For 1974, the steel bumper brackets above mounting plane were replaced tubular “self restoring energy absorbing” attachment effectively shock absorbers for the bumper on North American market Beetle. These cars also got stronger “5 mph bumpers” that added an inch to the length of the car. ankle operation and therefore lower attachment point of the strut was redesigned to improve handling and stability in the event of a tire blowout. This means struts from pre-1974 Super Beetles are not interchangeable with 1974-79s.
Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet began production in 1949 by Karmann in Osnabrück. Its was in 1948 when Wilhelm Karmann bought a VW Beetle sedan and convertible becomes four sitting. After successful submission of VW in Wolfsburg, production started in 1949. After a series of technical and stylistic changes made Karmann cabriolet, the last of 331.847 convertibles out of the conveyor belt, the January 10, 1980.