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