With this being the last production year of the Volkswagen Beetle, Volkswagen is paying homage to the iconic car with many festivities and initiatives. This past weekend at the 2019 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, Volkswagen displayed a class for Beetle cars with custom coachwork.
As one of the most prestigious collector-car events in the world, the Concours d’Elegance is a fitting venue to display the custom-bodied Volkswagen vehicles. This was the first time that this many custom coachwork Volkswagen vehicles were seen in public in the United States. The vehicles included the 1950 Hebmueller Type 14A, 1951 Tempo Matador, 1953 Rometsch Taxi, 1953 Dannenhauer & Stauss Cabriolet, 1954 Dannenhauer & Stauss Coupe, 1954 Rometsch Beeskow Coupe, 1956 Beetle by Troutman and Barnes, 1957 Rometsch Lawrence Convertible, 1960 Rometsch Lawrence Coupe, 1965 Karmann-Ghia Type 1 Concept, and 1969 Beetle Wedding Car.
”We’re delighted that the Amelia Island Concours chose to host a class for the Beetle with custom coachwork. While everyone knows the humble Beetle, it’s less well-known that the Beetle platform was used by a number of coachbuilders in Europe to produce the amazing, unique vehicles on show this weekend.” – Klaus Bischoff, Head of Volkswagen Design
End of Production for the Volkswagen Beetle
This is the last production year for the Volkswagen Beetle, with the final Beetle slated to roll off the assembly line at the Beetle production plant in Puebla, Mexico in July. To celebrate the rich history of the Beetle and the end of production, Volkswagen released a Beetle Final Edition model with classic design cues.