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Today, the last air cooled VW Beetle (#21,529,464) rolled off the Puebla Mexico plant. That car sure lasted a long time. RIP Bug!
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Saw a piece on the tube about this last night. It is pretty amazing. My folks brought one back from Germany in 1955, it was a '55 they bought new while my Dad was in the Air Force over there. People looked at them like they were crazy Mom said. Nobody had seen a Beetle yet. It was one of the first VW Bugs in the Country.
 

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my dad has a 72 super beetle convertable. he was sad to hear that they stopped making beetles
 

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Back in the late 60's and early 70's nearly everyone had one and anyone who knew which end of a screwdriver to hold considered himself a VW mechanic. Kind of explains why most of them are no longer on the road!!!
 

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I vaguely recall they were imported as early as '53 but not sure. I guess For will have to make Mustangs for another 25 to 30 years to beat the bug's production life record.

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yeah, they started making th eoriginal beetles in like '39 or something
 

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I currenty have 2 '67s and a '69. It's incredible that the design lasted 60+ years with only minor changes. I find them to be refreshinly easy to work on. They certainly aren't for people who like creature comforts, or don't like doing periodic maintenance.
 
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