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VW in L.A. Harbor/San Pedro california Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:45 am     Views: 43      Rating: Not rated

Look closely, some of these Bugs have sunroofs.
ca. 1964)#*^ - One of the world’s largest car carriers at the time, Volkswagen ship Johann Schulte, arrives at the Port of Los Angeles. View shows 100s of VW Beetles, all lined up and waiting for transport to dealerships. The newly opened Vincent Thomas Bridge stands tall in the background.


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The Volkswagen Beetle, or informally the Volkswagen Bug, was produced from 1938 until 2003. The need for this kind of car, and its functional objectives, were formulated by Adolf Hitler, leader of Nazi Germany, wishing for a cheap, simple car to be mass-produced for the new road network of his country. He contracted Porsche in 1934 to design and build it to his exacting standards. Ferdinand Porsche and his team took until 1938 to finalize the design.
This is one of the first rear-engined cars. 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, worldwide.*^

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