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FEB 17th 2022

Gary Axon

Why the Beetle is a motoring legend | Axon’s Automotive Anorak

Precisely 50 years ago today to the day and date, Thursday 17th February 1972, a significant moment in automotive history was made when Volkswagen churned out the 15,007,034th example of its Type 1 ‘Beetle’ from its colossal Wolfsburg factory. In doing so the Beetle overtook the previous record for the world’s most-produced car by one unit, a record that had been set and gone unchallenged for 45-years by the Ford Model T, production of which came to the end after 19 years in 1927.

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