Your VW is one of the most unique vehicles ever made. When people talk about VW’s they talk about reliable, rugged, economical vehicles that drive with style and charm. Most people who ever drove an old Beetle always can tell a great “Bug Story” As with all great vehicles your Volkswagen deserves to be driven. To keep your VW operating in peak condition takes quality parts and expert VW parts professionals. At Euro Parts Direct we not only offer the finest VW parts at the best pricing, but we have over 30 years experience in selling Volkswagen parts. Our expert sales staff has over 100 years combined parts knowledge and customer service expertise. Euro Parts Direct offers one of the largest inventories available and fast shipping.. If you drive a classic Bug, Bus or a modern Jetta or Passat buy your parts from an industry leader in quality, service, experience and knowledge.. Don’t sell your Vee-Dub or yourself short buy your parts from Euro Parts Direct
Volkswagen From Ashes To Automotive Giant.
By the end of World War II the VW factory was in ashes. Saved by British Army officer Major Ivan Hirst who saw a need for light transport after the war. In late 1945 the British Army placed an order for 20,000 vehicles to be used by occupying forced and local post offices. By the late 1940’s VW was allowed to produce vehicles to be sold to the public and globally. By September 1955 would produce it 1,000,000th vehicle. Also in 1955 VW would establish Volkswagen of America and a dealer network to sell and service VW’s in the USA..
Did You Know??
In 1949 Volkswagen only sold two cars in the USA. By February 1972 VW sold its 15th million car surpassing Fords Model T as the all time produced car..
As the 1950’s passed into the 1970’s a lot of things changed but not the USA’s love of VW’s. VW’s rugged, simple and charming nature became a mainstay of the American roads. New models would be introduced such as The Bus (a favorite of Hippies)and Karmann Ghia. Sales would boom with 1967 over 300,000 being sold in the USA.
Volkswagen Becomes An American Icon And Favorite
Did You Know??
The VW Rabbit Pickup was never meant to be produced. In 1979 when car magazine spy photos spotted a one of kind pickup being used in the Westmoreland Pennsylvania plant public pressure made VW produce the light hauler..
By the 1970’s due to the import of more modern vehicles from Japan VW was in need of an upgrade. As much loved as the air cooled Beetles and Buses were they were slow and outdated in comparison to Japan’s more up to date vehicles. Plus the added US emissions standards were not kind to VW air cooled offerings. In 1974 VW introduced its first “water cooled” model on US shores The Dasher. In 1975 the Rabbit would be introduced and would follow VW’s tradition of simple, rugged and spirited transportation. In 1979 the last Beetle would be sold in the USA. Ending a love affair and an era. VW would go onto to make icons like the Jetta, GTI, Passat and Golf.. All VW’s deserve the best in parts and knowledge that come from Euro Parts Direct part professionals. Let Euro Parts Direct and our experienced sales staff be your first choice for quality parts for your Volkswagen.
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