1949 Volkswagen Sedan

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Artifact

Automobile

Date Made

1949

Summary

The Volkswagen Beetle was different from any American car. It looked like an insect, its engine was where the trunk should be, and it didn't have a radiator. But it recalled the spirit of Henry Ford's legendary Model T. Both cars were simple, reliable, economical, and never deviated from their basic original design. The VW would go on to break the Ford's all time sales record.

Creators

Volkswagen AG 

Place of Creation

Germany, Wolfsburg 

Object ID

82.47.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Driving America
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at Henry Ford Museum in Driving America

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