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Volkswagen has just officially rolled out its last beetle car off the assembly line. The car has been in production since 1938. By the year 1955, One-million Beetle had rolled off the assembly line in the town of Wolfsburg.
According to a CBS report, over 563,000 Beetles were once on U.S roads in 1968 making it their most popular car.
Volkswagen manufactured Beetle as a pet-project of Adolph Hitler to survive the world wars and soon the car became a symbol of American culture.
The last range of Beetles that have cleared the assembly line will be sent to a museum after ceremonies at Volkswagen’s Mexico plant commemorate the end of the car, end of an era.
“Unlike in West Germany, where its low price, quality and durability stood for a new postwar normality, in the United States the Beetle’s characteristics lent it a profoundly unconventional air in a car culture dominated by size and showmanship,” wrote Bernhard Rieger in his 2013 history, “The People’s Car.”