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In Search of the Canadian Car


Canada Science and Technology Museum, Ottawa, Ontario

Volkswagen Beetle, 1958

Volkswagen Beetle, 1958

Canadians loved the Beetle for its reliability, simplicity and low gas consumption. They also liked its low price. The Beetle was first sold in Canada in 1952. Its popularity grew as consumers looked for alternatives to North America’s large, gas-guzzling cars. By 1960, the Beetle was Canada’s third best-selling car.

Volkswagenwerk GMBH
Wolfsburgh, GERMANY
CSTM 1983.0425

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