The first VW convertible was built in 1949 in series and sold more than 330,000 times until 1980. This represents a world record at the convertibles for this period. The engine had 1100 cc and 18 kW (24.5 hp) like the Beetle. Even otherwise the state of the technology was still at the cable-foot brake and the unsynchronized transmission in the first gear. In the picture also nice to see the fresh air flaps behind the mudguards. Behind the then still usual semaphores for the direction indicator.