Officially Type 1, the Käfer (Beetle, in German) was a 2 door, 4 passenger, rear-engine economy car that was manufactured and marketed by Volkswagen (VW) from 1938-2003.
The need for this kind of car was formulated by Adolf Hitler, who wanted a cheap, simple car to be mass-produced for his country's new road network. Hitler contracted Ferdinand Porsche (of Porsche cars) in 1934 to design and build it. Porsche and his team took until 1938 to finalise the design. Many say that the Beetle was a copy of Josef Ganz’s earlier built Tatra V570 but nothing is proved yet. Over 21 million of them were made.
This Camper was available in a ready-made kit form and was sold in hundreds in the USA during the mid-seventies.
The wide body was constructed out of flat fibreglass panels that was given a reinforcement to protect the occupant from heat as well as cold. Inside the cabin was a provision of a large bed that could be placed after the driver/passenger seats were rotated at 180 degrees. There was also a sink alongside the gas cooker that was innovatively housed inside a module that could be slid outward, allowing cooking to be done outside the vehicle.
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|- Material: RESIN|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
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|Box Dimension (in inches)||12 x 7 x 7|
|Color||Blue / Grey|