Your weekly photo from the world’s free media repository: 19 July

The original Beetle, constructed by the German automaker Volkswagen, was in production from 1938 until 2003.

Convertible Beetles were usually nicer than their roofed counterparts. According to Wikipedia, the Beetle convertible was “generally more lavishly equipped than the sedan with dual rear ashtrays, twin map pockets, a visor vanity mirror on the passenger side, rear stone shields, and through 1969, wheel trim rings. Many of these items did not become available on other Beetles until … 1970. ”

For more information, visit the Wikipedia article about the Volkswagen_Beetle.

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Ed Erhart, Senior Editorial Associate, Communications
Wikimedia Foundation

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