Vintage Volkswagen Beetle Sign: With Rare Original Pre-1939 Logo – VWS1939
Heavy Duty 20″ Porcelain Dealership Sign
Extremely Hard To Find And Highly Collectible Pre-WWII Era Volkswagen Signage, A Must Have For The Serious Collector
Vintage Volkswagen Beetle Sign: With Rare Original Pre-1939 Logo
This vintage Volkswagen Beetle sign with blue lettering and white pre-1939 logo on a green background is the exclamation point for any serious Volkswagen collection. The heavy duty, 20 inch diameter sign is a very rare, pre-World War II era, Volkswagon collectible. This is not a flat sign, but is instead concave in shape with a roughly 1 inch lip around the edges.
The vintage Volkswagen Beetle sign is in excellent condition with the sign face's porcelain finish maintaining it's original gloss. The sign is virtually free of scratches, and is also free of dings, dents, or other imperfections that you would normally expect to find in a sign of this age. Even the hanging holes and back of the are clean and free of rust and corrosion.
Volkswagen Historical Information
The originating concept behind the first Volkswagen, the company, and its name, is the notion of a people’s car – a car affordable and practical enough for common people to own. Hence the name, which is literally "people's car" in
German. Although the Volkswagen was mainly the brainchild of Ferdinand Porsche and Adolf Hitler, the idea is much older than Nazism, and existed since mass-produced cars came around. Contrary to the United States, where the Ford Model T had become the first car to motorize the masses, contributing to household car ownership of about 33% in 1920 and some 46% in 1930 — by the early 1930s, the German auto industry was still mostly limited to luxury models, and the average German could rarely afford anything more than a motorcycle. As a result, only one German out of 50 owned a car.
Volkswagen - "The People's Car" Project
In April 1934, Hitler gave the order to Porsche to develop a Volkswagen. The epithet Volks- literally, "people's-" had been applied to other Nazi-sponsored consumer goods as well, such as the Volksempfänger ("people's radio").
In May 1934, at a meeting at Berlin's Kaiserhof Hotel, Chancellor Hitler insisted on a basic vehicle that could transport two adults and three children at 100 km/h (62 mph) while not using more than 7 litres of fuel per 100 km (32 mpg US/39 mpg UK).
The engine had to be powerful for sustained cruising on Germany's new Autobahnen. Everything had to be designed to ensure parts could be quickly and inexpensively exchanged. The engine had to be air-cooled because, as Hitler explained, not every country doctor had his own garage. (Ethylene glycol antifreeze was only just beginning to be used in high-performance liquid-cooled aircraft engines. In general, radiators filled with water would freeze unless the vehicle was kept in a heated building overnight or drained and refilled each morning.)
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Vintage Volkswagen Beetle Sign Info
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