Who designed the original Volkswagen Beetle and when?

Ferdinand Porsche, the designer of the speedy roadster, also designed the Bug for the government-owned Volkswagen car company.

Adolf Hitler financed it.

The Volkswagen Type 1 was produced by the German car company Volkswagen (VW) from 1938 until 2003, marking an unprecedented 58-year production run.

The last car built on 30 July 2003 was immediately shipped off to the company’s museum in Wolfsburg, Germany, where it is a permanent fixture.

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