Volkswagen Marks End Of Beetle Production
Volkwagen will mark the end of production of the iconic Beetle at its plant in Mexico today. The final third generation model, the blue coupe shown above, is bound for a museum. The original Beetle was designed in 1938 under Nazi supervision to be their "People's Car" and dublicate what the Ford Model T did in America by introducing average Germans to motorized travel. The car actually did not enter serious production until after World Wat II ended. The original Model 1 everntually surpassed the Model T in production numbers. VW has stopped Beetle production before and there is always a chance it could be reinvented as an electric car.