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    VW Polo

    The Volkswagen Polo developed into a crowd favorite after its birth in 1975. The Polo was positioned as a cheaper brother of the Audi 50, but it soon turned out to outpace it in popularity. The first Polo series sold well and laid the foundation for the current Polo success. The Spartan Read more

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    Volkswagen 412, the nose bear

    In 1968 the Beetle was highly dated and the market begged for a bigger, more luxurious and more modern car. And according to VW, the newcomer also had to seriously compete with, for example, the Opel Rekord, of which Opel sold about 300.000 on an annual basis. The Ford Taunus 17M and the Peugeot 504 were also Read more

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    Tuning, now and then…

    In fact, tuning means 'tune in' (to the optimum). To us it sounds like 'making it faster'. A comrade's son had his Suzuki tuned… Chip tuning. The Swift was clearly better by it He grew from 125 to 141 hp. The torque increased from 148 to 166 Nm. And all that without Read more

  • VW Beetle 1303
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    VW Beetle 1303… Value and where the steering wheel is

    Classics are regularly offered with 'the steering wheel on the wrong side'. That steering wheel on the right was once pretty common. The splitting of the minds came later. The approach is that classics from countries that drive on the right have the steering wheel on the left. Only in myramar it is apparently different. Left drivers have it Read more

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    The VW Beetle from 1957-1964. The Dickholmer

    In the August 2019 edition of Auto Motor Klassiek An extensive arsenal of news items, columns and classics for sale has once again been included. And of course the edition offers many beautiful reports. One of them focuses on Richard van der Bijl, his Siku collection and especially his VW 1200 Export. Are new in Read more

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    The beetle. He lives happily ever after

    This week, Volkswagen reflected on an event that actually took place sixteen years ago. In Mexico, the last Beetle, actually a retro version of VW's Typ 1, came off the production line this week. That event was heralded as the end of an era. The NOS news reported in the week of July 8 Read more

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    A real fake VW

    What is the probability that the wife of 'Reichskommissar' Seys Inquart drove around in a 1940 Beetle sometime between 1945-1948? Beetle or monkey sandwich? When Eef Peeters, owner of the Arnhem War Museum 40-45 in Zeeland, bumped into the car of – according to reports and according to various papers – the wife of Read more

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    The Nose of the Pike: Citroën DS

    If our salesman Marc gladly informs me that we are going to auction a great 45 year old 7-seater station wagon, it can be German, French, Swedish or American, but in any case something beautiful. When a few days later I'm in a neighborhood in Amstelveen where a garage door slowly has a pointy nose Read more

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    The Beetle 337. The first VW in the Netherlands.

    Seventy years ago, Pon's Automobielhandel brought the first batch of six Volkswagens to the Netherlands. The first copy of that batch of Beetles (the Beetle 337) still exists. The first delivery to Pon's Automobielhandel, which became the very first importer of Volkswagens in the world on August 8, 1947, consisted of six 'family cars' that, because of their Read more

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