History of the Volkswagen Beetle

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The Beetle is a car icon. Production of the old-school Beetle began in 1938 and continued in some countries until 2003. It even became a movie star as the beloved "Herbie" in Herbie the Love Bug. Its unmistakeable sound and iconic look contributed to the Beetle's mass appeal.

First published July 16, 2014: 6:37 PM ET

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