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1937 KdF V30 [Typ 30]

1937 KdF V30 [Typ 30] in Ultimate Factories, Non-fiction TV, 2006-2012 IMDB Ep. Porsc

Class: Cars, Proto / Concept — Model origin: DE

1937 KdF V30 [Typ 30]

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rjluna2 US

2010-07-11 21:33

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It is called Kdf-Wagen. Prototype car. Built around 1936.

Unfortunately they were ordered to destroy these cars after testing :(

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_Beetle#Production_up_to_1945

ingo DE

2010-07-11 21:43

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This is usual still today, at Volkswagen and other companies, too.

A friend of mine had worked for 31 years in the in the prototype-department of the VW Passat/Dasher/Quantum-factory in Emden. All prototypes and 0-series cars had to be destroyed after the use.
Decades ago some of these were given to employees, but the stopped that, because afterwards there were a big trouble with unavailable parts and the fact, that there was no chance for giving any warranty.

Sometimes, when Rudi has thought, that the weather was too bad for driving his K 70, he used some prototype for visiting me and our friends. :)

He was responsible for destroying prototypes for a while. His personal record were 19 Passat [35i]-prototypes, crushed at one single day. Probably that one, too: /vehicle_198979-Volkswagen-Passat-Typ-35i.html

In some motormagazine of the 80ies I've seen a photo of that "event": these prototypes, how they were pushed together with a bulldozer before crushing. One or two Hatchback-35i were visible, too.

antp BE

2010-07-13 13:35

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These should be given to series/movie producers, like BMW does with "Alarm fŘr Cobra" series :D

rjluna2 US

2010-07-13 20:44

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:hello: They were not call Volkswagen at the time, they were simply called Kdf....

/vehicles_make-KdF.html

rjluna2 US

2010-07-13 20:45

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I believed that they were called V30 series at that time...

130rapid PL

2010-07-13 20:51

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Right, it looks 1937 KdF V30.
http://img.motorpasion.com/2009/06/1937-volkswagen-v30.jpg

130rapid PL

2010-07-14 10:48

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Well, I think worth to add "Volkswagen" nickname in all KdF cars otherwise straight people searching Google for Beetle history will be unable to find informations about prototypes here.

-- Last edit: 2010-07-14 10:50:45

ingo DE

2010-07-14 13:46

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People, who are interested in the Volkswagen-history, should know, that it was KdF-Wagen before. And that Wolfsburg -an artificial town- was named "Stadt des KdF-Wagens" then. The village itself was Fallersleben.
And the "Wolfsburg", which "logo" you see on many VW-badges, doesn't exist any more since centuries. The still existing "Schlo▀ Wolfsburg" is not this Wolfsburg-castle.

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