65 Years of Slug Bug

New & Old Beetle
An original Beetle with the 2014 Model

The Volkswagen Beetle hit U.S. shores 65 years ago this month. It was January of 1949 when the original Type 1 took to American roads. By the end of the 1960’s, over 400,000 Bugs were being sold per year, which is ten times what the model sells today.
The last of the iconic Type 1 was produced in Mexico in 2003.

Photo courtesy of Volkswagen

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