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JUN 30th 2023
Andrew Frankel

Andrew Frankel

The Beetle should stay dead | Thank Frankel it's Friday

I note that the powers that be at Volkswagen have ruled out the possibility of the Beetle coming back for a third lease of life as a retro-styled EV. It’s interesting because it doesn’t feel the same about the Type 2 Microbus, which has already been reincarnated as the not-very practical but charming, great-looking ID Buzz.


Andrew Frankel

Andrew Frankel has been racing cars for over 20 years and testing them for nearer to 30. He is senior contributing writer to both Autocar and MotorSport magazines, sits on the Car of the Year jury and was chief car tester for the Sunday Times for 15 years. He cites driving and writing as the only disciplines for which he has any talent and therefore considers himself vocationally employed. When he is not working he lives quietly in the Wye Valley with his family, a small and unimportant accumulation of cheap old cars and some sheep.

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