Wolfsburg 221 - archived video

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Wolfsburg 221 - archived video

Post by airkooledchris » Tue May 21, 2013 3:39 pm

1979 California Transporter

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Re: Wolfsburg 221 - archived video

Post by jonyem » Tue May 21, 2013 4:22 pm

Always enjoy seeing this video when it pops up.
Late 1973 ASI/Riviera conversion.

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Re: Wolfsburg 221 - archived video

Post by JLT » Wed May 22, 2013 9:55 am

It was just about the time this video was made that I took a tour of the VW factory in Wolfsburg. I was eleven or twelve at the time, and was living in Frankfurt am Main. I don't remember the factory itself in any detail, but I do recall taking my toy cars apart later and reassembling them "factory style" by dropping the frame onto the chassis. One of the best field trips we ever took!
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Re: Wolfsburg 221 - archived video

Post by Amskeptic » Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:25 pm

airkooledchris wrote:[youtube][/youtube]
Just got around to seeing this, Chris. Gives me a little lump in my throat to see new air-cooled Volkswagens assembled like they knew it would have legendary reliability and quality. The narrator was a bit mouldy "because it was built to an Idea", and the music was threatening to crescendo a sunset right over my monitor, but it was a pleasure to see none-the-less. I liked the fact that the narrator did not skip over the fact that they barely got this plant going in the beginning. He did skip over, however, any mention of Heinz Nordhoff. Was that because Heinz was modest?
Thanks for posting this.
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