Today is a sad day throughout the automotive world. The old beetle (VW type) will no longer be in production.
An automotive icon, spanning several decades. My first one was a 1957 model. While living in Germany in the mid 60's, the family car was a Beetle, the turn signals were arms that extended from the side of the body (semaphore signals).
The car that became the VW Beetle originally was conceived by Hitler while he was imprisoned in 1924 after an attempted coup. He conceived of an inexpensive car that typical German families could buy. They could be driven along the sweeping highways that Hitler wanted to build across Germany.
Guess I will have to get one of those new fangled soft top Beetles.