Sep 20, 2010

How Adolf Hitler designed the first Volkswagen car

How Adolf Hitler designed the first Volkswagen car
The full story and photo album about Hitler and his Volkswagen

a1938 Grundsteinlegung des Volkswagen Werkes (Ground Breaking Ceremony) pin
Sitting at a restaurant table in Munich in the summer of 1932, Hitler designed the prototype for what would become the immensely successful Beetle design for Volkswagen (literally, the "car of the people"). In an era where only the most economic elite possessed cars, Hitler believed that all people should be able to own a car and additionally thought that a smart design could allow for reliability, enjoyment, and vacation travel. The name given to the car in 1938 was Kraft durch Freude (KdF-Wagen, literally "strength through joy car").

 Adolf Hitler designed the first Volkswagen car 
Hitler gave his design to the head of Daimler-Benz, Jakob Werlin, and stressed its importance. "Take it with you and speak with people who understand more about it than I do. But don't forget it. I want to hear from you soon, about the technical details."


Volkswagen’s Beetle is the best selling car in history with the same body for almost 60 years we can believe that the legend of  Adolf Hitler give Volkswagen Beetle its legend
 Legend has it that Adolf Hitler himself drew its legendary shape on a paper towel.


During almost 60 years, the incredible 21,529,464 Beetles were produced, which is particularly significant when taking into account the fact that during 60 years the Beetle had the same car body, with some mechanical changes. The original form of the Beetle was produced until 2003, when the last car left the Volkswagen factory in Mexico


The Volkswagen company got its start during the Third Reich. Based on the Fuerher's desire to rebuild Germany into a rich nation where all families could own a car, the company turned out several very recognizable Volkswagen beetles.

Adolf Hitler ride volkswagen

Porsche had just opened his own automotive design company when he was invited to meet with the new Chancellor of Germany--quite an honor. Hitler told Porsche he wanted a car that would seat a family of four, go up to 100 kilometers per hour, and get at least 14 kilometers per liter of gasoline.

another pic for hitler riding volkswagen 
Porsche agreed that it could be done and Hitler wanted his "Volksauto" built. An ideal spot was found: 10,000 acres that belonged to Count Werner von der Schulenberg. The Reich simply took over the Count's property, including his Castle Wolfsburg. On May 26, 1938, 70,000 people celebrated the opening of Volkswagen City with the Fuehrer.


After the war ended in 1945, it was the British who ordered the first 20,000 Volkswagen's, all painted green. By 1948, Volkswagen was Germany's greatest export

Adolf Hitler one man behind Volkswagen legend




the Nazi Swastika surrounded by a gear, perhaps to emphasize the pride in German Engineering
the Swastika and the Volkswagen logo are interchanged






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Auto said...

The first Volkswagen was actually designed by the already renowned Ferdinand Porsche, with the development of the chassis by Erwin Komenda. This model was designed using wind tunnels and due to this procedure the famous Beetle was born.

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