Dream Machine Project Five: VW Beetle Cabriolet (9th April 2003) [PDTV (XviD)]

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Name:Dream Machine Project Five: VW Beetle Cabriolet (9th April 2003) [PDTV (XviD)]

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Dream Machine - VW Beetle Cabriolet

Original Broadcast: Channel Five, 9th April 2003, 8:00 pm
Capped from Discovery Channel broadcast on 15th December 2006
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Mark Evans and a team of mechanics restore a classic car to its former glory, while professional racing driver Amanda Stretton stands by to give it a spin once they've finished.

In this episode:

Mark Evans

- restores a 1971 VW Karmann Beetle Cabriolet. The car is stripped back to bare bones and rebuilt from the chassis up. You could eat your dinner off the new chromed engine.

Amanda Stretton

- explores VW's 50 year design history
- visits the 'Volksworld' event in London - the epicentre of Beetlemania and goes to California to meet the founding fathers of the most exclusive VW club in the world - Die Kleiner Panzers 'the little tanks'.

VW Beetle Cabriolet: Factfile

The VW Beetle was designed by Dr. Porsche in the 1930s, but went on sale in 1945. Although German assembly ended in 1980, up-dated Beetles are still built in Mexico. Total production is now at least 22 million. All Beetle Cabriolets were assembled by Karmann, in North Germany.

All Beetles had rear-mounted, flat-four, air-cooled engines, and took shape around the same steel platform chassis. The vast majority were two-door saloons. The Cabriolet went on sale in 1949, originally with a 1.1-litre engine. Beetles were regularly up-rated, modified, and improved. At the end, every single part had been changed.

The big change came in 1970, when the 1302/1302S 'Super Beetle' was given MacPherson strut front suspension.

Early Beetles had only 25bhp and could reach 63mph. By the 1970s the 1302S had a 50bhp/1.6-litre version of the engine, and reached 80mph. Because they were3 high-geared, and well-built, all Beetles, whatever their engine size, could be cruised at their maximum speed. As the makers often boasted - they did not boil, they did not freeze, and they did not blow up.

The first UK-market Beetle saloons cost £650 in 1953, while the last UK-market saloons cost £1,644 in 1975. Cabriolet sales began in 1955 at £1,006, and ended in 1978 at £4,294. No fewer than 331,847 Beetle Cabriolets were built.

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