News-Antique.com - Apr 19,2011 - So it's finally happened. After 13 years during which Volkswagen's previous 1998 revamp of its iconic Beetle has grown stale - and, according to some commentators, 'effeminate' - the German carmaker has responded with a new "sportier" version.
According to VW, the new Beetle is based less on the '98 model (aka the "New Beatle") and more on the original classic models that we know and love, originally created in Germany in the 1930s.
While VW is hoping that the new Beetle with attract a younger crowd (apparently the New Beetle was most popular among women in their 50s and 60s) the firm can rest assured that its ancestor remains a true icon of our age.
In fact, the original Beetle continued in basically unaltered production for 64 years, from 1939-2003. During that time, it racked-up sales of more than 21 million units and could today easily claim the title of "most popular can in history."
So, to mark the dawn of the new Volkswagen Beetle, this week Paul Fraser Collectibles' reveals its favourite models to have appeared on the private markets in recent times...
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