Did You Know?

By: Vikas Yogi | Updated: June 05, 2014 14:02 IST

Adolf Hitler ordered Ferdinand Porsche to manufacture a Volkswagen, which literally means ‘People’s Car’ in German. This car went on to become the Volkswagen Beetle.

Volkswagen Beetle Prototype Sketch

What’s also interesting to know is that a surviving sketch from the 1930s – that was allegedly penciled by Hitler himself – looks similar to the production version of the first Beetle. The drawing was said to have been given to Daimler-Benz before being given to Porsche in Nuremberg.

via Automobile History – Top 10 Interesting Facts – News.

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