The need for a people's car (Volkswagen in German), it's concept and it's functional objectives were formulated by the leader of Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler. He wanted a cheap, simple car to be mass produced for his country's new road network (Reichsautobahn).
It was in 1948 that Wilhelm Karmann first bought a VW Beetle Sadan and converted it into a four-seated convertible. After successfully presenting it at VW in Wolfsburg, the Beetle Cabriolet began production in 1949.
After a number of stylistic and technical alterations made to the Karmann cabriolet the last 331,847 cabriolets came off the production line on 10 January 1980.
Price – £
Manufacturer – Volkswagen
Model – Beetle Karmann Convertible
Year – 1979
Engine Size – 1570cc
Transmission – Manual 5 speed
Fuel – Petrol