VW Beetle


In 1933 Adolf Hitler demanded the production of an inexpensive automobile capable of transporting two adults and three children at 100 km/hr.


After WWII British occupation forces in Germany ordered 20,000 Type I VW beetles for light transport use from the bombed-out factory in Wolfsburg.


In January 1949, the first VW Beetles arrived in America.


Today,  Volkswagen has overtaken Toyota (our other WWII enemy) as the largest automotive empire in the world.


Source: The first Volkswagen Beetle in America looked like this | Autoweek