The KdF car, a German acronym for Strength Through Joy, was conceived by Adolf Hitler's Third Reich as a true German `people's car'. There is precious little in the legacy of 1930s Nazi Germany that is positive, but after the Second World war - and with a little help from the British - the Volks Wagen really did help put the average man on the road in a car, designed by the great Ferdinand Porsche, that was reliable and well-built. First it set benchmarks for customer satisfaction across Europe, and sales soared. Then it ...

The VW Beetle Story 2012, The History Press Ltd, Stroud

ISBN-13: 9780752484600

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