Behind the scenes: Volkswagen Beetle Art

The original Volkswagen Beetle has a unique place in popular culture. Unlike many other cult cars, it was conceived as an affordable, modest vehicle and not a toy for the privileged - the name Volkswagen means 'people's car'.

Much of the Beetle's charm is due to its quirky design, which remained relatively unchanged from 1938's first models until it ceased European production in 1985 (The Beetle continued to be produced in Mexico until 2003, but the majority of cars remained in South America). It's a design that spanned decades, ignoring fads and fashions.

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