A History of VW
As a global company, Volkswagen has dominated the automotive market for decades. First established in Germany in 1937, the company has evolved into one of the biggest car manufacturers in the world. It owns several subsidiaries, including Bentley, Bugatti, Porsche, Ducati and Lamborghini.
VW has created a range of classic cars, such as the Beetle, Golf and Scirocco. These vehicles are popular among car enthusiasts, so you’ll want to find the right insurance policy. With a reputation for excellence, Volkswagen is a brand that can be relied on.
VW has released a lot of memorable cars through the years. Perhaps the most recognisable is the Beetle, with its curved bumpers and stylish shape. Nicknamed The Bug, it became popular from the moment it was produced. The original model reached a top speed of 62 mph, which inspired several variants like the Cabriolet.
In the 70s, the VW Golf was introduced as the Beetle’s replacement. With its 3-door hatchback style, the Golf stood out immediately. It’s one of only three cars to be voted European Car of the year twice. Later models included a 5-door hatchback and station wagon.
The VW Scirocco can be considered a sportier car than what came before it. Named after the Mediterranean wind Sirocco, it was made to go fast. It was launched six months before the Golf and Type 1 models were fitted with a range of four-cylinder engines with displacements from 1.1 to 1.6 litres.
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With so many models, you’ll be spoiled for choice on the kind of classic VWs you can buy. Online car dealerships, magazines, blogs and auctions are ideal places to carry out research.
Whether you’re interested in buying a Beetle or Golf, you’ll want to inspect it first. Rust can crop up in several areas, so you’ll want to check thoroughly.
In a Beetle you should inspect the heater channels, side rear windows, floor pans and rear cross members.
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If you are looking to insure your Mini, insurance policies through Carole Nash include a number of features as standard, including:
- UK and EU breakdown recovery, including home start – worth £100 when compared to other providers.
- Up to £100,000 legal protection if you’re in an accident that’s not your fault
- Salvage retention rights
- Discounts for club members
- Choose your own specialist repairer
- European cover up to 90 days
- Dedicated claims team available 24/7, 365 days a year