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Vw fact #1: In 1931, Porsche developed the Volksauto image on designating it Project 12. vw fact #2

VW #890: Individualized showpiece came with color spray-on roof paint simulated the texture of vinyl. The available colors were olive, white and dark

VW Fact #891: Individualized Glitterbugs could be customized by tape designs in black, white, and silver, with like Monza Curve, Patch, and Nurburgring C, their borrowed from the world’s famous race circuits.

VW #892: To comply with regulations, VWs had a 10 digit serial starting at the 1970 model The first two digits signify the third is the last number of the year, and the fourth to tenth indicate consecutive production within each type.

VW #893: The 18th million rolled off the assembly lines in 1974.

VW Fact #894: VW front-engine, water-cooled cars it was easier to meet stringent emission standards with a engine.

VW Fact #895: VW front-engine, water-cooled cars a water-cooled, front engine expands the VW market potential to people who have always VW quality and economy but prefer a car.

VW Fact #896: In 42,756 VW Buses were in America, outselling Mercedes, and Subaru.

VW Fact #897: As of the VW Beetle was sold in more 160 countries.

VW Fact #898: The first obituary was in 1957 in Automotive the automotive trade paper. It Midnight Near for Volkswagen? and the endof a 20-year old car is close at

VW Fact #899: During Volkswagenwerk exported 627,613 to more than 130 countries.

VW #900: Volkswagen Canada the Canadian government more $66 million in sales taxes 1952 and 1962.

VW Fact In 1962, Volkswagen Canada an Elliott 5500 Addressing to speed up bulk mailing. It off addresses at the rate of 6,000 per

VW Fact #902: As of 1962, were an estimated 650 VW dealerships in the

VW Fact #903: As of 1957, were 350 dealerships in the USA.

VW #904: The 40-horsepower engine in the Volkswagens is 33 percent more than the engines used in the models.

VW Fact #905: On 9, 1962, Riviera Motors of OR became distributor for the combined of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, and Washington following its purchase of the Volkswagen distributor franchise.

VW #906: The VW steering wheel was from three spokes to two in June of 1949.

VW Fact In January, 1962, Volkswagens for 60 percent of all imported car registrations in the

VW Fact #908: In February, VW Dealers sold 14,205

VW Fact #909: Brundage distributor for Florida, Georgia, and Carolina received 12 cars its first year of business in

VW Fact #910: Brundage distributor for Florida, Georgia, and Carolina received its 50,000th car for during 1962.

VW Fact In the 1960s, West Germany a tariff on U.S. frozen The United States retaliated a tariff on that included including the Volkswagen Pick-ups.

VW #912 . In Australia, The Beetle was in a former railway workshop in Melbourne, Australia, from made CKD kits from to 1959. From 1959, it was Australian-manufactured, with local reading 85% by 1967. Assembly of CKD kits resumed in 1968 the last Australian Beetle was in 1967.

VW Fact #913: VW’s were exported to New Fiji, Malaysia, New Caledonia, Philippines, Western Samoa and South Pacific islands. A in Auckland (New Zealand) assembled Australian-made CKD kits in the 1960’s. 1,000 kits shipped to New Zealand in 1963 and 2,000 kits in 1964.

VW #914: The first and second Transporters were also assembled in Clayton, Melbourne, as were the Type 3 Squareback, and Fastback models. After Volkswagen Australia also assembled the Passat, and from the Golf.

VW Fact #915: In 1976 the Clayton, Melbourne, VW plant was sold to Nissan, and VW assembly ended late year. All VW’s since have been fully Nissan sold the plant in Today, the former VW factory is the headquarters of Holden Special and a series of freight storage

VW Fact #916: The Australian factory was the first VW factory, of Wolfsburg, to possess a master jig. In the 1960’s VW’s plant had the best quality centre in Australia. The master jig was sent to Brazil in 1969; Beetles used the Australian window body shell their production ended in

VW Fact #917: VW’s popularity was built on its outstanding in the Round Australia Reliability of the day. Volkswagens won the 1955 Trial, the 1956 Mobilgas the 1957 Ampol and 1957 Trials and the 1958 Mobilgas against much larger and powerful cars. VW’s filled the minor placings as In the 1957 Mobilgas Trial, finished 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th and 6th. VW’s was the reason these trials discontinued.

VW Fact #918: In Volkswagen was the third-best selling in Australia, beating BMC and Chrysler, and only Holden and Ford. In the Beetle was Australia’s second-best individual car model of any kind, only the Holden.

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VW Fact From debut in 1954 1962, VW only sold the Beetle in Australia, which was the to the German ‘Export’ model. In 1962 VW Australia introduced the Beetle to sell at a cheaper alongside the Deluxe. Australians it the ‘Austerity’ model. In 1967 it was the ‘Custom’ Beetle, and was discontinued in

VW Fact #920: An Australian-built 1/2 Ruby-red 1200 Deluxe became the first production car to Antarctica, when Ray McMahon of shipped ‘Antarctica 1’ to Mawson scientific base in The VW was there for a year and survived an winter, starting and running in as low as -50 deg. Celcius. On its return to it was entered in the 1964 BP Rally. by Ray Christie, ‘Antarctica 1’ won the outright. Unfortunately this car was in the late 1960’s.

VW Fact A second VW ‘Antarctica 2’, ‘Antarctica 1’ at Mawson in This second car, a model painted International spent 5 years in Antarctica. On its it spent a number of years in the 1970’s as a racecar in the Firestone series at Catalina near in the Blue Mountains, West of driven by Chris Heyer and Ed This car survived until the 1980’s but was also sadly

VW Fact #922: 1964 was best-ever sales year in (so far), with 31,419 comprised of 22,293 VW 1200’s, VW 1500’s, 28 Karmann Ghias and Transporters.

VW Fact #923: The Australian-designed Volkswagen was the 1968 Buggy. It was not a sales success, as 1,956 were made, but the are very collectable today. The Buggy provided some for the later German-designed Type 181

VW Fact #925: The 1966 VW1600TS Fastback, with (SAE), was capable of 140km/h and is the air-cooled Volkswagen officially in Australia.

VW Fact #926: is the only country in the world the Type 3 was sold as the ‘VW 3’. Initially the European 1500’ nametag was used, the USA used the Squareback and Fastback In 1970 the facelifted range was to the ‘VW Type 3’, and the ‘Type 3’ badges to the front mudguards are unique in the

VW Fact #927: Due to local a full range and out hot and dry climate, VW Type 3 models survive in than any country in the world.

VW #928: In 1964 there 290 Volkswagen dealers in Australia, 29 in Sydney. Today there are Sydney VW dealers, none of were around in the air-cooled The oldest VW dealer is Chatswood Cars, which began in

VW Fact #929: Volkswagen more Kombis in Australia in (8,974) than Toyota Hiaces in 2007.

VW Fact The Australian-made ‘Sopru’ Kombi is the largest-selling campervan in Australia of all Over 12,000 were between 1969 and 1979.

VW #931: In Australia, The Beetle was not as the Beetle throughout most of its Initially it was called the VW 1200, became the VW 1300 in 1966 and the VW in 1968. In 1971 there was the Superbug S and the 1300 Bug, and in the 1600 Superbug L. The 1976 the last one, WAS finally sold as the Beetle by Volkswagen

VW Fact #932: 1987 was worst-ever sales year in Only 48 Transporters were

VW Fact #933: During the the Wolfsburg plant could a new Beetle every 8 seconds. a Golf or Jetta comes off the every 12 seconds

VW Fact VW Beetles were made of two thicknesses of sheet steel. The shell and mudguards were in 0.88mm sheet steel, the bonnets and doors were thinner at 0.75mm

VW Fact To make 1.3 million air-cooled and gearboxes per year in the early Volkswagen once consumed tons of magnesium per year, 1/6 of the entire world’s production.

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