The VW Beetle – version 1

The remarkable thing about the VW Beetle is not just  its stupendous success and popularity but the fact that this car was developed from an idea of Adolf Hitler. It went on  to become  much loved by Californian surf dudes, college kids and free loving hippies, perhaps exceeding all expectations of the erstwhile Nazis and eventually becoming the largest selling foreign car in the US of the sixties.

BBC Culture has a remarkable article on this:  The VW Beetle: How Hitler’s idea became a design icon.

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