10 GREAT CLASSICS FOR £10K
Cult appeal prices some VWs way out of our budget, but £10k still bags you a great example – including some real bargains!
For a company that originally balanced its fortunes on a single saloon design, Volkswagen really does offer an astonishing range of classics to choose from.
German dictator Adolf Hitler was a strong supporter of the People’s Car and when opening the Berlin Motor Show in 1937 he optimistically declared that production preparations were well under way. The resulting distinctly curved saloon was nicknamed the ‘Beetle’ by the people who saw and bought it, and the company duly adopted that title.
Volkswagen turned its attention to producing military vehicles during World War II, which included a Beetle with fourwheel drive and an amphibious chassis. Following the war (and under British Army control), Volkswagen went on to produce a basic Beetle with a 25hp, 1131cc engine, which it called the Type 1.
It may have been popular with buyers, but few could have predicted that it was destined to become an all-time best-seller.
There’s still a great stock of Beetles out there – plus many of their fine successors – so why not own a piece of history?