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Beetle Convertible Goes Retro with ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s Editions

The 21st Century Beetle had dropped its top and launched itself onto the global market via the Los Angeles Auto Show. Of course, when it comes to fun in the sun, its predecessors will never be forgotten, and the new Beetle Convertible came prepared to offer its retro-oriented fans something from launch.
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There will be three special edition models of the 2013 Beetle Convertible to “evoke three distinct decades in American cultural history” These are called the 1950s, the 1960s, and the 1970s and are described as follows.

The ‘50s Edition Beetle Convertible is classic and classy in black with a tan interior. The ‘60s Edition has groovy two-tone seats and Denim Blue paint that gives a nod to blue jeans, the most ubiquitous fashion statement of the era. And the ‘70s Edition Convertible harks back to the more sophisticated side of the decade with a Toffee Brown exterior and chrome-look disc wheels.

"Retro is not our thing: we are always looking forward. Volkswagen has reinterpreted the Beetle Convertible's timeless design with a sportier and more dynamic silhouette, just as it did with the Beetle Coupe. The car is substantially wider, has a longer hood, and has a more upright windshield that sits further back than before. The standard rear spoiler reinforces the car's sporty look," said Klaus Bischoff, Head Designer, Volkswagen Brand.

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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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