1938 to 2019: Evolution of the Volkswagen's Popular Car Beetle

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 In its 80-year history, the Beetle has evolved from the hippie ride of choice to a cute chick car. Now, Volkswagen has decided to stop the production of one of its most popular car in 2019.. We take you on a pictorial journey through the history of the iconic small car. (Image: Network18 Creative)

In its 80-year history, the Beetle has evolved from the hippie ride of choice to a cute chick car. Now, Volkswagen has decided to stop the production of one of its most popular car in 2019.. We take you on a pictorial journey through the history of the iconic small car. (Image: Network18 Creative)

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 Nazi leader Adolf Hitler inspects the new, Volkswagen 'people's car' at the Fallersleben car factory, 27th May 1938. The factory is designed to manufacture six million of the cars. On Hitler's left is the car's designer Dr Ferdinand Porsche. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Nazi leader Adolf Hitler inspects the new, Volkswagen 'people's car' at the Fallersleben car factory, 27th May 1938. The factory is designed to manufacture six million of the cars. On Hitler's left is the car's designer Dr Ferdinand Porsche. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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 Workers at the chassis stage on the VW Beetle production line at the Volkswagen factory at Wolfsburg, Germany. (Photo by Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Getty Images)

Workers at the chassis stage on the VW Beetle production line at the Volkswagen factory at Wolfsburg, Germany. (Photo by Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Getty Images)

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 A Volkswagen Beetle parked at the side of a narrow road on the island of Madagascar. (Photo by Richard Harrington/Three Lions/Getty Images)

A Volkswagen Beetle parked at the side of a narrow road on the island of Madagascar. (Photo by Richard Harrington/Three Lions/Getty Images)

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 Rows of 'Beetle' cars at a German Volkswagen plant. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Rows of 'Beetle' cars at a German Volkswagen plant. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

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 A consignment of brand new Volkswagen 'Beetle' cars arrive in London from Germany. (Photo by Harry Todd/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

A consignment of brand new Volkswagen 'Beetle' cars arrive in London from Germany. (Photo by Harry Todd/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

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 Production of the Volkswagen car, 'The Beetle'. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Production of the Volkswagen car, 'The Beetle'. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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 A Volkswagen Beetle fords a stream on the road from Cuzco to Ayacucho. (Photo by Evans/Three Lions/Getty Images)

A Volkswagen Beetle fords a stream on the road from Cuzco to Ayacucho. (Photo by Evans/Three Lions/Getty Images)

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 The 'People's Car', the Volkswagen Beetle. (Photo by Thurston Hopkins/Picture Post/Getty Images)

The 'People's Car', the Volkswagen Beetle. (Photo by Thurston Hopkins/Picture Post/Getty Images)

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 Volkswagen Beetle cars in production. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Volkswagen Beetle cars in production. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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 View of a Volkswagen Beetle, 1960s. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

View of a Volkswagen Beetle, 1960s. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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 Two festival goers that found Woodstock too much lay passed out on the bonnet and roof of their Volkswagen Beetle. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images)

Two festival goers that found Woodstock too much lay passed out on the bonnet and roof of their Volkswagen Beetle. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images)

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 A model demonstrates a recliner chair made from the bonnet of a Volkswagen Beetle. (Photo by F Roy Kemp/BIPs/Getty Images)

A model demonstrates a recliner chair made from the bonnet of a Volkswagen Beetle. (Photo by F Roy Kemp/BIPs/Getty Images)

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 Volkswagen's new Beetle sits on display April 14, 2001 at the New York International Auto Show in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Newsmakers)

Volkswagen's new Beetle sits on display April 14, 2001 at the New York International Auto Show in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Newsmakers)

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 A redesigned Volkswagen Beetle. (Photo courtesy Volkswagen AG/Getty Images)

A redesigned Volkswagen Beetle. (Photo courtesy Volkswagen AG/Getty Images)

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 A Volkswagen Beetle, known as Fusca in Brazil and painted in Brazilian colors, is driven down Copacabana beach after the Brazil-Germany final match of the 2002 World Cup soccer June 30, 2002 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazil won 2-0 to take their fifth World Cup title. (Photo by Mario Rossi/Getty Images)

A Volkswagen Beetle, known as Fusca in Brazil and painted in Brazilian colors, is driven down Copacabana beach after the Brazil-Germany final match of the 2002 World Cup soccer June 30, 2002 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazil won 2-0 to take their fifth World Cup title. (Photo by Mario Rossi/Getty Images)

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 Volkswagen Beetle cars parked. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Volkswagen Beetle cars parked. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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 A custom made 1998 Volkswagen Beetle, featured in the movie 'Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me,' is seen on display. (Photo by Online USA)

A custom made 1998 Volkswagen Beetle, featured in the movie 'Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me,' is seen on display. (Photo by Online USA)

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 The new 1999 Beetle From Volkswagon. (Photo By Getty Images)

The new 1999 Beetle From Volkswagon. (Photo By Getty Images)

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 German automaker Volkswagen unveiled the new 21st century Beetle at a news conference in Berlin.

German automaker Volkswagen unveiled the new 21st century Beetle at a news conference in Berlin.

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 Visitors check out a Volkswagen Beetle convertible at a VW showroom March 13, 2003 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Visitors check out a Volkswagen Beetle convertible at a VW showroom March 13, 2003 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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 The new Volkswagen Beetle Ragster is revealed to the media at the 2005 North American International Auto Show January 9, 2005 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

The new Volkswagen Beetle Ragster is revealed to the media at the 2005 North American International Auto Show January 9, 2005 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

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 Volkswagen shows the one millionth VW Beetle, formerly known as the Kaefer in a gold plated with gemstones in the Autostadt Museum on July 14, 2005 in Wolfsburg, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Volkswagen shows the one millionth VW Beetle, formerly known as the Kaefer in a gold plated with gemstones in the Autostadt Museum on July 14, 2005 in Wolfsburg, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

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 A customer walks past a new Volkswagen Beetle in the showroom of Jennings Volkswagen February 13, 2006 in Glenview, Illinois. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

A customer walks past a new Volkswagen Beetle in the showroom of Jennings Volkswagen February 13, 2006 in Glenview, Illinois. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

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 People view a Volkswagen Beetle sedan at the Shenyang Auto Trade Fair on March 8, 2009 in Shenyang of Liaoning Province, China. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)

People view a Volkswagen Beetle sedan at the Shenyang Auto Trade Fair on March 8, 2009 in Shenyang of Liaoning Province, China. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)

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 A man cleans the new Beetle car by the German car company Volkswagen after a news conference in Berlin on April 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

A man cleans the new Beetle car by the German car company Volkswagen after a news conference in Berlin on April 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

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