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Born from the KdF-Wagen, the Beetle would make Volkswagen the worlds most popular car. The 5 millionth Beetle was made in 1961, with over a million being manufactured each year after that. Slowly diversified, with the introduction of the Transporter in 1950 and Karmann Cabriolet in 1949.

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Volkswagen Kubelwagen  

Volkswagen Kubelwagen

1940 - 1944
The Kübelwagen was an extremely austere, rugged automobile built simply for war-use. About 50,000 were made, and surviving examples are scarce and very collectable. More >>
Volkswagen Beetle  

Volkswagen Beetle

1945 - 1977
The car that needs little introduction, Adolf Hitler's dream of building a low-cost car for the masses has proved to be a huge hit for decades and now boasts over 21 million sales, and production continues today in South America. More >>
Volkswagen Type 2 Microbus  

Volkswagen Type 2 Microbus

1950 - 1967
Top of the range was the Deluxe Microbus. Here, the number of windows and the variations available were immense. You could get the three windows down each side, four windows down each side, or even five with a curved plexiglass corner window. More >>
Volkswagen Karmann Ghia  

Volkswagen Karmann Ghia

1955 - 1974
Today, the Karmann Ghia epitomises the affordable and highly collectable unique and classic automobile! More >>
Volkswagen Type 3  

Volkswagen Type 3

1961 - 1973
In 1961 Volkswagen announced that they would be producing a new car, the VW 1500. Sharing very little with the Beetle, the engine would be a rear-engined, air-cooled 1498cc unit which would be configured to take up less space. More >>
Volkswagen Type 4  

Volkswagen Type 4

1968 - 1974
the Type 4 should be remembered for the innovations it brought to the marque. For the first time, a Volkswagen had 4 doors, featured unibody construction, MacPherson strut front suspension, rear suspension with coil springs and trailing wishbones, a hydraulic clutch and, uniquely, it was one of the very first Volkswagen’s to feature a fully automatic transmission. More >>
Volkswagen Type 181  

Volkswagen Type 181

1970 - 1973
While the Karmann-Ghia represented the sporty, elegant side of the Beetle family, another member, the Type 181 diametrically opposed it. More >>
Volkswagen Passat / Dasher  

Volkswagen Passat / Dasher Mk.1

1973 - 1988
Many felt the Volkswagen Passat LS to be simply a badge-engineered Audi. True, Volkswagen had their own ideas about gear linkage, body styling and suspension rates, but broadly speaking the Passat LS was an Audi 80 with a VW badge on it, and a rather poor indented Wolfsburg castle symmbol on the cross-spoke of the steering wheel. More >>
Volkswagen Golf GLS  

Volkswagen Golf GLS

1974 - 1983
Some criticism was leveled at the Golf for its rather spartan interior and hard ride, but these were both typical attributes of German cars and reflected the German philosophy of car building. Overall the Golf was an energy-efficient and space-efficient design that won the hearts of countless thousands of happy owners throughout the world, and set the way for the Golf to continue as Volkswagens best seller to this day. More >>
Volkswagen Golf GLD  

Volkswagen Golf GLD

1976 - 1983
Although it was considerably more expensive than its petrol-engined brother, the Golf GLD was not only the cheapest diesel on the Australian market at the time, but also proved one of the most economical cars to run, backing this claim up with several wins in subsequent Total Oil Economy runs. More >>
Volkswagen GOL  

Volkswagen GOL G1

1980 - 1984
Like the model it superseded the GOL was a three-door hatchback with an overall length of 12.43 ft (3.79 metres) on a wheelbase of 7.74 ft (2.36 metres), comparable to the German Golf. The chassis and running gear were also similar: MacPherson coil spring stuts at the front, and an independent rear layout of torsional beam trailing arm axle and telescopic dampers. More >>
Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk.1

Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk.1

1981 - 1984
The Golf GTi was more an evolution than a revolution. Its mechanics were that of the ordinary Golf, however the power was to come from a more sporty Audi-designed 1.6 liter engine. More >>
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