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Volkswagen Beetle 1945 exterior

Automobiles from 1940 > Extra about cars in 1940

Ferdinand Porsche drew on 1930s streamlining trends to give the Beetle a smooth shape. This reduced fuel consumption and allowed for relaxed cruising on the new German motorways. Seen as old-fashioned at one stage, the Beetle was eventually regarded as timeless. It had only two significant restyles: in 1968, when the front was squared up; and in 1972, when the 1302 got a curved windshield to become the 1303.

Split rear window on all cars until March 1953
Externally mounted horn on early standard models
Pop-up indicators stay until 1960 for European cars
Round rear lights give way to oval units for 1953
Hood handle lacks exterior lock
Pope’s Nose” trunk light used until 1952
Basic model has no chromework

1. Basic model has no chromework 2. Hood handle lacks exterior lock  3. Externally mounted horn on early standard models 4. Pop-up indicators stay until 1960 for European cars 5.“Pope’s Nose” trunk light used until 1952 6.Round rear lights give way to oval units for 1953 7.Split rear window on all cars until March 1953

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