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1979 Volkswagen Beetle convertible

1979 Volkswagen Beetle

(66 model years) 1938 – 2003 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE. The Beetle was created as an affordable car for citizens of Germany, and saw many incremental updates over the years. While 1979 was the last model year for Beetle sales in the U.S., it was produced in Mexico until 2003. Here, a 1979 model is shown.

Photo credit: K. Stallings

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