Friday, August 3, 2012
Car Of The Day: August 3, 2012
Today's car of the day comes from juantoo3's collection and is Hot Wheels' 1957 Volkswagen Beetle.
The Volkswagen Beetle, officially called the Volkswagen Type 1 (or informally the Volkswagen Bug), is an economy car produced by the German auto maker Volkswagen (VW) from 1938 until 2003. With over 21 million manufactured in an air-cooled, rear-engined, rear-wheel drive configuration, the Beetle is the longest-running and most-manufactured car of a single design platform and one of most-manufacturing of a single model commonly anywhere in the world.
For more information and pictures of the real car please visit: Volkswagen Beetle
A flamed Beetle. Not sure what's under the hood but odds are pretty good that a ten year old minivan could still beat it in a drag race.
During this period, the rear window of the VW Beetle evolved from a divided or "split" oval, to a singular oval. Steel used for the bodywork was at its best quality, and the Wolfsburg emblem at the tip of the front of the bonnet was a complex fabrication (subsequent models deleted the emblem). The rear 'W' decklid was hand-fabricated. The front wing had a particular 'flare out'.