This Day in History: Model T overtaken by Beetle


James Zayatz, World News Co-Editor

On this day, 1972, Ford’s Model T, the most popular car of the early to mid 1900s, had its production record broken by Volkswagen. This day marks the creation of Volkswagen’s 15,007,034th Beetle, with a total of 21 million having been produced in the car’s lifetime. The Model T’s final production number stands around 15 million cars.


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