Volkswagen  -  All models
The origins of the VW company date back to 1930s Nazi Germany, and the project to build the car that would become known as the Beetle. Hitler's desire that almost anybody should be able to afford a car fitted with a proposal by car designer Ferdinand Porsche, although much of this design was inspired by the advanced Tatra cars of Hans Ledwinka.  The intention was that ordinary Germans would buy the car by means of a savings scheme, which around 336,000 people eventually paid into. 
AustriaGB (UK) EnglandGB (UK) ScotlandGermanyHolland - the NetherlandsItalySwitzerland
Austria
VW Golf-click for a larger picture
VW Golf 1981
VW Golf Cabriolet
Location
Wien / Vienna
County
Austria
click here to go to Oldtimertreff
Number of persons:4 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Audio:radio
VW Golf-click for a larger picture
VW Golf 1987
VW Golf Cabriolet
Location
Wien / Vienna
County
Austria
click here to go to Oldtimertreff
Number of persons:4 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Audio:radio
GB (UK) England
VW Campervan-click for a larger picture
VW Campervan 1970
VW Campervan Westfalia - Aggie
Location
Perranporth
County
Cornwall
click here to go to Campers For Hire
Number of persons:4  seats. Sleeps 2 adults, 1 child + 1 under-5Luggage:2 large + 2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Audio: radio cd
VW Campervan-click for a larger picture
VW Campervan 1971
VW Campervan Westfalia - Lizard
Location
Perranporth
County
Cornwall
click here to go to Campers For Hire
Number of persons:5  seats. Sleeps 2 adults, 2 children + 1 under-5Luggage:2 large + 2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Audio:radio mp3
VW Campervan-click for a larger picture
VW Campervan 1970
VW Campervan Westfalia - Sennen
Location
Perranporth
County
Cornwall
click here to go to Campers For Hire
Number of persons:4  seats. Sleeps 2 adults, 2 children + 1 under-5Luggage:2 large + 2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Audio:radio mp3 Audio system with iPod connection & USB port
VW Campervan-click for a larger picture
VW Campervan 1972
VW Campervan
Location
Bolton
County
North Yorkshire
click here to go to Classic Car Hire Yorkshire
Number of persons:4 seats. Will sleep two adults and two children in a rock-and-roll bed and two hammocks.Luggage:2 large + 2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Audio:radio
VW Campervan-click for a larger picture
VW Campervan 1977
VW Campervan
Location
Richmond
County
North Yorkshire
click here to go to North Yorkshire Classics
Number of persons:6  - driver and 5 passengers or 4 sleeping berthsLuggage:2 large + 2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual
VW Campervan-click for a larger picture
VW Campervan 1973
VW Campervan - Bill
Location
Okehampton
County
Devon
click here to go to O'Connors Campers
Number of persons:5 Fitted with 5 seat belts, 3 lap and diagonal and 2 lap belts. Sleeps 4.Luggage:2 large + 2 small Minimum driver age:25  Driver below 25 years of age 5.00 Pounds a day extraGearbox:manual Audio: radio cd
VW Campervan - Deluxe-click for a larger picture
VW Campervan - Deluxe 1972
VW Campervan - Ordell
Location
Okehampton
County
Devon
click here to go to O'Connors Campers
Number of persons:5 Fitted with 5 seat belts, 3 lap and diagonal and 2 lap belts. Sleeps 4.Luggage:2 large + 2 small Minimum driver age:25  Driver below 25 years of age 5.00 Pounds a day extraGearbox:manual Audio: radio cd
VW Campervan - Splitscreen-click for a larger picture
VW Campervan - Splitscreen 1967
VW Campervan - Kissinger
Location
Okehampton
County
Devon
click here to go to O'Connors Campers
Number of persons:3 Fitted with 3 seat belts, 2 lap and diagonal and 1 lap belt. Sleeps 2.Luggage:2 large + 2 small Minimum driver age:25  Driver below 25 years of age 5.00 Pounds a day extraGearbox:manual Audio: radio cd
VW Campervan - Westfalia-click for a larger picture
VW Campervan - Westfalia 1972
VW Campervan - Uma
Location
Okehampton
County
Devon
click here to go to O'Connors Campers
Number of persons:5 Fitted with 5 seat belts, 4 lap and diagonal and 1 lap belt. Sleeps 2 adults plus 2 small children or one large teenager. Luggage:2 large + 2 small Minimum driver age:25  Driver below 25 years of age 5.00 Pounds a day extraGearbox:manual Audio: radio cd
VW Campervan-click for a larger picture
VW Campervan 2006
VW Campervan - Betty
Location
Biggleswade
County
Bedfordshire
click here to go to Snail Trail Campervans
Number of persons:4 Seats 4, beds for 4Luggage:2 large + 2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Audio: radio cd
VW Campervan-click for a larger picture
VW Campervan 2006
VW Campervan - Pearl
Location
Biggleswade
County
Bedfordshire
click here to go to Snail Trail Campervans
Number of persons:4 Seats 4, beds for 4Luggage:2 large + 2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Audio: radio cd
VW Campervan-click for a larger picture
VW Campervan 2006
VW Campervan - Elsie
Location
Biggleswade
County
Bedfordshire
click here to go to Snail Trail Campervans
Number of persons:5 Seats 5, beds for 4Luggage:2 large + 2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Audio: radio cd
VW Campervan-click for a larger picture
VW Campervan 2006
VW Campervan - Matilda
Location
Biggleswade
County
Bedfordshire
click here to go to Snail Trail Campervans
Number of persons:4 Seats 4, beds for 4Luggage:2 large + 2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Audio: radio cd
GB (UK) Scotland
VW Beetle Cabriolet 1303-click for a larger picture
VW Beetle Cabriolet 1303 1979
VW Beetle Cabriolet 1303 Left Hand Drive
Location
Dollar near Edinburgh
County
Clackmannanshire, Scotland
click here to go to Caledonian Classics
Number of persons:4 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Audio:radio
VW Campervan-click for a larger picture
VW Campervan 1976
VW Campervan
Location
Dollar near Edinburgh
County
Clackmannanshire, Scotland
click here to go to Caledonian Classics
Number of persons:4 Luggage:2 large + 2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Audio:radio
VW Beetle-click for a larger picture
VW Beetle 1972
VW Beetle Convertible 1600
Location
Glenisla by Blairgowrie
County
Perthshire, Scotland
click here to go to Classic Car Holiday
Number of persons:4 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Leather interior:White leather seats
VW Campervan-click for a larger picture
VW Campervan 1980s
VW Devon Campervan
Location
Glenisla by Blairgowrie
County
Perthshire, Scotland
click here to go to Classic Car Holiday
Number of persons:4 Luggage:2 large + 2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Audio: radio cd
VW Campervan-click for a larger picture
VW Campervan 1974
VW Campervan Westfalia - Dougal
Location
Irvine 25 miles southwest of Glasgow
County
Scotland
click here to go to Escape Campers
Number of persons:6 seats plus a full size rock and roll bed downstairs and the famous Viking Space Master pop up top, which sleeps 4 upstairsLuggage:2 large + 2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Audio:radio mp3 DVD player with selection of DVDs, board games, cards, rounders set, outdoor table and chairs
VW Campervan-click for a larger picture
VW Campervan 1972
VW Campervan T2 Dormobile - Florence
Location
Irvine 25 miles southwest of Glasgow
County
Scotland
click here to go to Escape Campers
Number of persons:4 4 Seats plus 3 quarter rock and roll bed, and 2 stretcher bunks overheadLuggage:2 large + 2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Audio:radio mp3 DVD player with selection of DVDs, board games, cards, rounders set, outdoor table and chairs
VW Campervan-click for a larger picture
VW Campervan 1979
VW Campervan T2 Moonraker - Dylan
Location
Irvine 25 miles southwest of Glasgow
County
Scotland
click here to go to Escape Campers
Number of persons:4 seats plus a 3 quarter rock and roll bed, and an oversized pop top double bed.Luggage:2 large + 2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Audio:radio mp3 DVD player with selection of DVDs, board games, cards, rounders set, outdoor table and chairs
Germany
VW Beetle-click for a larger picture
VW Beetle 1969
VW Beetle Cabrio
Location
Tiefenbronn by Pforzheim
County
Karlsruhe, Germany
click here to go to Auto Nostalgie
Number of persons:4 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Leather interior:Half leather seats Audio:radio
VW Golf-click for a larger picture
VW Golf 1986
VW Golf Cabrio
Location
Tiefenbronn by Pforzheim
County
Karlsruhe, Germany
click here to go to Auto Nostalgie
Number of persons:4 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual 5 SpeedAudio:radio
VW Beetle-click for a larger picture
VW Beetle 1973
VW Beetle Cabriolet
Location
Berlin
County
Germany
click here to go to Classic Depot
Number of persons:4 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Audio:radio
VW Beetle-click for a larger picture
VW Beetle 1966
VW Beetle Kafer Cabriolet
Location
Berlin
County
Germany
click here to go to Classic Depot
Number of persons:4 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual
VW Beetle-click for a larger picture
VW Beetle 1964
VW Beetle Kafer Faltdach
Location
Berlin
County
Germany
click here to go to Classic Depot
Number of persons:4 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual
VW Karmann Ghia-click for a larger picture
VW Karmann Ghia 1970
VW Karmann Ghia Coupe
Location
Berlin
County
Germany
click here to go to Classic Depot
Number of persons:2 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual
VW Kombi-click for a larger picture
VW Kombi 1976
VW Kombi Bus T2 Westfalia
Location
Berlin
County
Germany
click here to go to Classic Depot
Number of persons:4 Luggage: 2 large + 2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Audio:radio
VW Beetle-click for a larger picture
VW Beetle 1978
VW Beetle 1200
Location
Forsten b. Munich
County
Bavaria, Germany
click here to go to Oldie Garage - South Bavaria
Number of persons:4 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Audio:radio
VW Beetle-click for a larger picture
VW Beetle 1973
VW Beetle Cabriolet
Company
Oldie Rent
Location
Koln (Cologne)
County
Germany
click here to go to Oldie Rent
Number of persons:4 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:28 Gearbox:manual Audio:radio
VW Bus-click for a larger picture
VW Bus 1979
VW T2 Fenster-Bus
Location
Freiburg
County
Baden Wurttemburg, Germany
click here to go to Oldtimer Vermietung
Number of persons:6 Luggage:2 large + 2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual
Holland - the Netherlands
VW Beetle-click for a larger picture
VW Beetle 1970s
VW Beetle Orange
Company
Keveruitje
Location
Markelo
County
Twente, Netherlands
click here to go to Keveruitje
Number of persons:4 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Audio:radio
VW Beetle-click for a larger picture
VW Beetle 1970s
VW Beetle Yellow
Company
Keveruitje
Location
Markelo
County
Twente, Netherlands
click here to go to Keveruitje
Number of persons:4 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Audio:radio
VW Beetle-click for a larger picture
VW Beetle 1970s
VW Beetle Black
Company
Keveruitje
Location
Markelo
County
Twente, Netherlands
click here to go to Keveruitje
Number of persons:4 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Audio:radio
VW Beetle-click for a larger picture
VW Beetle 1970s
VW Beetle Blue
Company
Keveruitje
Location
Markelo
County
Twente, Netherlands
click here to go to Keveruitje
Number of persons:4 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Audio:radio
VW Beetle-click for a larger picture
VW Beetle 1970s
VW Beetle Green
Company
Keveruitje
Location
Markelo
County
Twente, Netherlands
click here to go to Keveruitje
Number of persons:4 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual
VW Beetle -click for a larger picture
VW Beetle  1970s
VW Beetle Red
Company
Keveruitje
Location
Markelo
County
Twente, Netherlands
click here to go to Keveruitje
Number of persons:4 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Audio:radio
Volkswagen Beetle-click for a larger picture
Volkswagen Beetle 1974
Volkswagen Beetle (Kever)
Location
Ootmarsum
County
Twente
click here to go to Nostalgisch Rijden NL
Number of persons:4 Luggage:2 small bags, but luggage carrier available to increase luggage capacityMinimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual
Volkswagen Bus-click for a larger picture
Volkswagen Bus 1979
Volkswagen Bus
Location
Ootmarsum
County
Twente
click here to go to Nostalgisch Rijden NL
Number of persons:7 Luggage:2 large + 2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Audio:radio
Italy
Volkswagen Beetle-click for a larger picture
Volkswagen Beetle 1974
Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
Location
Castelfranco Veneto - Treviso
County
Veneto
click here to go to Auto Vintage
Number of persons:4 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Audio:radio
VW Bus-click for a larger picture
VW Bus 1962
VW T1 Minibus
Location
Gradara
County
Urbino, Italy
click here to go to Drive in Style
Number of passengers:  seats up to 9 Luggage:2 large + 2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Audio:radio
Volkswagen Campervan-click for a larger picture
Volkswagen Campervan 1977
Volkswagen Bay Westfalia Camper
Location
Gradara
County
Urbino, Italy
click here to go to Drive in Style
Number of persons:4 Luggage:2 large + 2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Audio:radio
Volkswagen T2-click for a larger picture
Volkswagen T2 1974
Volkswagen T2 Mini Bus / Camper
Location
Gradara
County
Urbino, Italy
click here to go to Drive in Style
Number of passengers: Seats 9 - sleeps 2Luggage:2 large + 2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Audio: radio cd
VW Beetle-click for a larger picture
VW Beetle 1970
VW Beetle Cabriolet
Company
Slow Drive
Location
Padenghe sul Garda (Lake Garda)
County
Brescia, Lombardy, Italy
click here to go to Slow Drive
Number of persons:4 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Audio:radio
VW Beetle-click for a larger picture
VW Beetle 
VW Beetle Cabriolet
Company
Zephyrus
Location
Chianciano Terme (near Chiusi)
County
Tuscany, Italy
click here to go to Zephyrus
Number of persons:4 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual
Switzerland
VW Beetle-click for a larger picture
VW Beetle 1963
VW Beetle Herbie
Location
Cressier
County
Fribourg, Switzerland
click here to go to Rent A Classic Car
Number of persons:4 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual
VW Beetle-click for a larger picture
VW Beetle 1976
VW Beetle Cabriolet
Location
Cressier
County
Fribourg, Switzerland
click here to go to Rent A Classic Car
Number of persons:4 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Audio:radio
Prototypes of the car called the KdF-Wagen (German: Kraft durch Freude = strength through joy), appeared from 1936 onwards.    The car already had its distinctive round shape and air cooled, flat four, rear mounted engine, features similar to the Tatra.

 

It's pretty  obvious what the Volkswagen logo is (a V over a W in a blue background, surrounded by a circle).  It's origin is rather mundane though.  The logo was the result of an office competition to see if someone could come up with a logo.  The winner of the competition (who won 50 Marks for his troubles) was an engineer named Franz Reimspiess (the same man who perfected the engine for the Beetle in the 1930's).

 

Erwin Komenda, the longstanding Porsche chief designer, developed the car body of the prototype, which was recognizably the Beetle we know today.

The new factory in the new town of KdF-Stadt, now called Wolfsburg, purpose-built for the factory workers, had only produced a handful of cars by the time war started in 1939.  Consequently the first volume produced versions of the car were military vehicles, the jeep-like Kubelwagen and the amphibious Schwimmwagen.

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