The Volkswagen Beetle became the iconic car of the hippie movement. Also, it was the best-selling car in the world and a symbol of Germany’s rebuilding efforts. Ironically, in just a few decades, this little economy car went from having Swastikas on its doors to transporting millions of peace-loving hippies to rock festivals.
Officially, the production of the VW Beetle started in 1938 and ended in 2003. During that time, they made more than 22 million cars in 14 countries around the world. The Beetle was the first global car in terms of popularity, affordability, and presence. The Ford Model T motorized the world as the first globally popular automobile, but the VW Beetle improved the concept. Soon, it became the car for people who only dreamed about owning a vehicle, especially in third world countries in Africa and South America.