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Classic Auto — Not Your Ordinary Car Insurance Company
The VW Beetle is a stunningly simple and elegant vehicle, and it’s no mystery why it’s been a favorite of car enthusiasts for nearly 85 years. It’s stylish, fuel-efficient, and highly customizable.
You need more than standard, run-of-the-mill car insurance to protect your classic Beetle. Classic Auto Insurance provides car enthusiasts, like you, with premium and affordable insurance as well as unique benefits to keep your Beetle on the road for years to come.
Volkswagen Beetle — The People’s Car
Since its beginnings in Nazi Germany in 1938, the VW Beetle has served as a symbol of luxury available for the average driver. The word “Volkswagen” is German for “people’s car,” and the term references Dictator Adolf Hitler’s desire for German citizens to own an affordable yet desirable vehicle.
Although the vehicle was mass-produced under an authoritarian regime, the idea of it being a great car for the average person remains embedded in the Beetle’s identity, and it’s offered millions of drivers and passengers a fantastic ride through the years. We know that you love your Volkswagen Beetle, and that’s why we offer enviable policies catered to your car’s specific needs.
No “One Size Fits All” Policies Here
Whether you’re considering buying a Volkswagen Beetle or already own one, you need the best insurance policy to protect this unique and stunning car. Fortunately, we create our plans around the individual needs of our customers and their vehicles. Rather than offering generic, “one size fits all” policies, we’ll develop a plan designed for you and your car.
Agreed Value Not Stated Value
Here at Classic Auto Insurance, we work with our customers to determine what your VW Beetle is worth. We’ll come up with an agreed-upon value, and we’ll create your unique car insurance policy from that price. In the event that you total your vehicle and you’re covered, you’ll receive full compensation based on the agreed-upon value minus your deductible.
Classic Auto Insurance — Offering Peace of Mind at Affordable Rates
Our Classic Auto Insurance policies also offer a distinct feature that’s critical for protecting your VW Beetle — “Inflation Guard.” Our included “Inflation Guard” automatically increases your car’s coverage every quarter. You never need to stress about your gorgeous VW Beetle being underinsured, so you can have peace of mind while cruising on the road.
Flexible Plans and Rollover Miles Keep You Rolling Along
We offer three different mileage plans for your VW Beetle insurance policy — 1,000, 3,000, or 6,000 miles. We know that your plans may change, and you may not end up driving your vehicle as much as you thought, which is why we provide rollover miles. You never need to worry about signing up for too many miles because your unused miles will carry over to the next year.
VW Beetle Roadside Assistance — Only a Call Away
If your VW Beetle ever breaks down on the side of the road, we’re there for you! Our policies include nationwide roadside assistance with flatbed towing, so don’t worry about having car troubles when you’re on your way to a classic car show or just cruising around. We’ve got you covered!
A Brief History of the VW Beetle
Hungarian engineer Béla Barényi is credited for coming up with the Beetle’s original chassis design in 1925, eight years before Adolf Hitler came into power in Germany. In the 1930s, Adolf Hitler came up with the idea of offering Germans a cheap, reliable vehicle. Ferdinand Porsche came up with a design for the VW Beetle in 1938, and although he stole elements of Béla Barényi’s 1925 design, Barényi didn’t receive credit until the 1950s.
Although Porsche finished his design in 1938, Beetle mass production didn’t begin until the early 1940s. After the Allies defeated the Nazis in 1945, Britain gained control over the Volkswagen factory, producing and selling over a million Beetles in only a decade.
The VW Beetle began to take hold in American culture in 1959 with the iconic “Think Small” Volkswagen ad created by Julian Koenig and Helmut Krone. Koenig and Krone’s marketing idea is considered one of the great ad campaigns of all time.
The Beetle continued making waves in the United States with the release of Disney’s The Love Bug in 1968, which introduced the anthropomorphic VW Beetle named Herbie, the Love Bug. Disney produced five more entries in the film series with the latest film debuting in 2005.
In 1971, Volkswagen introduced the Super Beetle, which featured more trunk space and a front suspension. The following year, Volkswagen sold its 15,007,034th Beetle, making it the best-selling vehicle of all time.
Volkswagen finally concluded production on the original Beetle in 2003 after building a total of 21,529,464 models.
More on the VW Beetle
If you want to learn more about the stylish and economic VW Beetle, you can read other resources on our website highlighting what makes this vehicle so groundbreaking and cherished by motor enthusiasts.
Our blog features an exceptional account of what makes the VW Beetle so special from a Beetle enthusiast who attended the 2020 Detroit Autorama. Classic Auto Insurance’s own Drew Yagodnik had the opportunity to interview the Beetle owner, whose name is Chris, about his personal experiences and love for the VW Beetle.
Chris owns a 1971 Volkswagen Beetle with a Chevy V6 engine. What makes this vehicle so special for Chris is that he rebuilt the vehicle with his father when he was 14. When he was a teenager, Chris’ father told him that he could have whatever car he wanted on the condition that they had to rebuild the vehicle together. His father already had a great deal of experience restoring Corvettes, but Chris had something else in mind: he wanted a souped-up VW Beetle.
It took Chris and his father nine months to complete the custom Beetle, and the pair equipped it with such a powerful engine that it had three times the amount of horsepower as a standard Beetle.
Chris eventually sold the Beetle, but 21 years later he spotted the same car on Craigslist. He surprised his father by purchasing his old Beetle, and Chris rebuilt the powerful Beetle with his own kids. You can click here to watch or read the entire interview about what makes the Beetle so special.
In addition to Chris’ personal account of why he loves the VW Beetle, we also featured a blog all about why people adore the Old VW Beetle and why it has left such an important impact on motor history. The blog is titled “7 Reasons to Love the Old Volkswagen Beetle.”
One common problem with numerous classic vehicles is finding a mechanic that’s qualified to work on classic cars. Additionally, if you need a replacement part, finding a suitable spare part can seem like trying to find a needle in a haystack, and these parts are usually incredibly costly. The Beetle, on the other hand, is easy to fix, and replacement parts are affordable and easy to track down.
Another great perk of driving a Beetle is that they’re incredibly fuel-efficient. One of Adolf Hitler’s requirements for the mass production of the “people’s car” was for the vehicle to come with an air-cooled engine that could drive 32 miles on a single gallon. The first iteration of the Beetle came equipped with an air-cooled 60.7 cubic inch flat-four engine that had 25 horsepower. In addition to its fuel efficiency, the vehicle is also incredibly affordable. Today, motor enthusiasts often track down these vehicles for as little as $10,000.
Finally, one feature that sets apart the Beetle from most vehicles is how enjoyable it is. There are countless stories of Beetle owners, like Chris, who have had a great time customizing, upgrading, and driving their classic VW Beetles. The VW Beetle is truly a special vehicle that’s left its mark on the history of classic cars.