Quick, short observations about cars and the car industry.
1947 Volkswagen beetle split-window by Tim Hesse.
Originally built at the Wolfsburg factory in Germany, It initially came with cable brakes, non-synchronized transmission and just 25 horsepower from a 1131 cc engine, the gauges were limited to a just a speedometer and warning lights and had no gloves doors. 9,000 were built in 1947 and were the first sold to civilians with chrome trim, bumpers, hubcaps, and running-board moldings. Music: "Rougher Than Riddim" by Titus 12
The one of one 3.5 year restoration by The Werk Shop in Libertyville, Illinois
a CT production. Special thanks to Don Dethlefsen & Mike Marijanovic of The WerkShop. Music: 756-760 by Robert Witt
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