Sunday, 31 October 2010

VW Beetle on Croatia Stamp

On the 8th of May 2008, Croatia Post issued the special stamps depicted the VW Beetle, historical economic car.The model became widely known in its home country as the K√§fer, German for "beetle", and the model ultimately took the same nickname in English. 


Not any other single car embodies the economic wonder of the 50s of the past century like the "Beetle". It was not only the witness but an important participant in the creation of the new world. Millions of people can thank the "Beetle" on the so far undreamt-of mobility. Millions of streets, in Germany and across the whole world, were witnesses of its triumphant drive. That’s why it should not come as a surprise that it has become the first car in the world with more than 20 million sold vehicles. When the last specimen of a myth left the assembly line in 2003, this was probably the end of its production but not of overall significance for the history of the motor-car

The Volkswagen Beetle, also known as the Volkswagen Type 1, was an economy car produced by the German auto maker Volkswagen (VW) from 1938 until 2003. With over 21 million manufactured in an air-cooled, rear-engined, rear wheel drive configuration, the Beetle became the worldwide longest-running and most-manufactured automobile of a single design platform. The Beetle had been officially designated as the Type 1 and was marketed in Europe by the designations 1100, 1200, 1300, 1500, or 1600 — denoting it's engine size.

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