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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:02 pm    Post subject: VW Fact #672 Reply with quote

This fact says: "VW Fact #672: Volkswagen de Mexico boasts that 26 million rear-engined, air-cooled, boxer-motor VW brand Beetle Sedans have been built & sold since 1935, of which 1.7 million have come from the Puebla factory since 1954."

I thought the "VW brand" (as opposed to the KDF-Wagen) didn't start until after the war.

I also thought world-wide total production was more like 21 million.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It does appear to be either 21 or 22 million but doing some internet searches.

I will correct that.

Information welcome on the other data.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:56 pm    Post subject: Re: VW Fact #672 Reply with quote

79SuperVert wrote:
I thought the "VW brand" (as opposed to the KDF-Wagen) didn't start until after the war.

Prior to the war when Dr. Porsche was doing the development work, the car was always referred to as " the Volkswagen". The round "V" over "W" logo was also designed pre-war.

During one of Adolf's speeches, he called it the KDF-Wagen. Nobody had the balls to argue.....
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

True that, now that you point it out. Although it was more of a generic term back then, I think it's good enough to support the claim. Very Happy
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