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VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 1200/1300/1500/1600

2-door 4-seater saloon.

VW's legendary 'Type 1' model, with air-cooled rear engine, crude suspension, basic equipment, mediocre economy, but absolutely unburstable and long-lived basic transportation. The world's biggest seller - well over 20 million Beetles of all types have been made, and it isn't over yet! Precarious handling, otherwise quite endearing - 1300s from 1965, 1500s from 1966, 1600s from 1970, the latter with 80mph-plus top speeds. Great character in spite of ugly styling.

Technical Specifications

1192cc/1285cc/1493cc/1584cc (HO4 OHV) 
Rear engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1954 to 1977  
Number produced:
21,000,000 plus, all Beetles