Many of us know about VW and its capabilities as a leading auto manufacturer, but only a few actually know what the word 'Volkswagen' means. Translated, Volkswagen means 'the people's car,' and that is exactly what was in mind when building the legendary Beetle. To show off his newly built road network, the infamous historical character Adolf Hitler asked for a practical car that was also economical to be made for his compatriots, and together with the great Ferdinand Porsche, created a car that would go on to be one of the most iconic vehicles in automotive history. This example is a piece of that history, and with some care, it is still running perfectly today, awaiting its new owner.
The design of the Beetle is a result of two entirely different desires working together as one. On the one hand, the Beetle had to make sense, in the sense that it had to be roomy enough to accommodate a medium-sized family, fast enough to appreciate the convenience of the new road system, and economical enough to be driven daily. On the other hand, Ferdinand Porsche also wanted it to be beautiful, and the result would be a car that is timeless. This example confirms that claim, sitting proudly in immaculate condition with what is reported to be a new paint job and door panels, new tires, brakes, and a spare, and also the addition of a roof rack. As you might have expected, a practical car had to also be practical on the inside. The Beetle interior was envisioned to be simple and minimalistic, with a focus on functionality and durability. It also had to provide a comfortable driving experience while still being easy to maintain, and so, the Beetle's humble cabin will provide you with some information via gauges fixed onto the flat dashboard, the leather seats, which are reportedly new on this example, aren't as complex but will still offer passengers a comfortable ride. The reportedly new headliner and carpet also add to the aesthetic, giving the cabin a simple yet elegant finish.
As for the engine, the Beetle had a number of configurations strapped to its (an unintentional pun on its rear engine setup), but this 1956 Volkswagen Beetle is reported to have a new 1,600cc engine mated to its standard manual transmission.
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