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Junkyard Gem: 1974 Volkswagen Beetle

The final model year for the carbureted US-market Beetle, found in a Colorado wrecking yard.

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The VW 39 'Pretzel Beetle' prototype was a Porsche pre-production

Of the 14 built, only this example still lives

Of the 14 built, only this example still lives.

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Petersen museum cars will drive streets of L.A. in President’s Day parade

Historic Hollywood cars will kick off museum's 25th anniversary celebration

Historic and iconic Hollywood cars will kick off museum's 25th anniversary celebration.

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2019 VW Beetle Final Edition Review | A car out of time in more ways than one

We see why it's time to say goodbye, but it's still sad

We see why it's time to say goodbye, but it's still sad.

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$1 million buys this 1964 Volkswagen Beetle

It has only 23 miles on the clock

It has only 23 miles on the clock.

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VW reveals the platform its electric future will be riding on

10 million EVs will use the new MEB vehicle platform

Volkswagen is literally laying bare its plans for millions of upcoming electric-powered cars and trucks. Called the MEB platform, this dedicated EV chassis is set to form the backbone of the German automaker's electrification effort.

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VW Beetle could get a Final Edition for 2019

2019 model year VIN information reportedly reveals that the end is near

There could be a Final Edition for the 2019 Volkswagen Beetle, according to VIN code information submitted to NHTSA.

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Bumblebee returns as a VW Beetle in new Transformers movie trailer

Prequel wants to restore franchise before Hasbro-toy-universe reboot

Prequel wants to restore franchise before Hasbro-toy-universe reboot.

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VW Beetle is not dead yet

It looks like VW will keep the Beetle on the U.S. market for now

Far be it from us to compare the Volkswagen Beetle to any old bug, but despite the company's attempts to stomp on it for good, it might still have life left in it. USA Today is reporting that the current, 2011-introduced generation

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VW Beetle will not get another encore

Electric Beetle plans rejected; I.D. Buzz will be the nostalgia model

Volkswagen's head of R&D says the New Beetle dies with this current generation. The I.D. Buzz EV will become the brand's heritage-inspired model.

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Monkeys in lab forced to breathe VW diesel fumes

The diesel's defeat devices made its exhaust much cleaner than out on the road.

The Beetle tested was outfitted with a defeat device, unbeknownst to the scientists.

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Next Volkswagen Beetle could be all-electric and rear-wheel drive

VW's board will weigh a plan to update the Beetle.

VW's board will weigh a plan to update the Beetle alongside the forthcoming ID Buzz microbus.

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VW sponsors a 1970 Beetle in Baja 1000

The Beetle in question is a 1970 model.

It'll run with a stock air-cooled 1600 engine.

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Life after death for the 'Love Bug' in Ethiopia

The pint-sized VW Beetle has a loyal fanbase in Ethiopia.

"They never fail you - they take you anywhere and have excellent functionality."

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1969 Volkswagen Baja Bug Quick Spin | 50 years of VW at Baja

After four laps and forty miles I'm done. Toast. Exhausted. But smiling.

Fifty years after winning in Baja, these Bugs remain at the core of grassroots offroad competition.

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You can own a 1974 VW Beetle with only 56 miles

Only used for short church trips.

As close as you can get to a new classic Beetle, it was driven sparingly for only four years.

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Herbie the Love Bug sold at auction for record $86k

The 1953 Volkswagen Beetle used in the filming of Herbie Rides Again and Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo sold this week for $86,250, setting a new record for Vee-Dub bugs.

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