Author and Photos by Talking Forests 

Talking Forests visited Wolfsburg, Germany to tour the Volkswagen museums. We were surprised to see a VW Beetle made of wood at the Stiftung AutoMuseum (! The first car we owned was a 2001 VW Jetta Wolfsburg edition so naturally going to the museums was a great idea.


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Behold, the Wooden Beetle Convertible!


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The history behind why this wooden beetle was created. “On the occasion of the Venice Carnival, this wooden Beetle convertible was created with the typical Italian tail lights. It was made by Livio de Marchi ("LDM"), who also created other wooden cars (Fiat Topolino, Ferrari F50).”


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Some interesting facts we read while at the museum were: “The wood beetle is ready to swim - photos show it in one of the canals of Venice in 1999. Although, it has neither engine nor steering, it can be motorized by outboard motor.”


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  1. Don Hanley on August 22, 2019 at 3:28 pm


    I took my first drivers license exam in a 1960 VW Beetle. Then over the years owned two different ones. My family owned a total of 7 over the years. My brother is in the process of rebuilding his 1965 for the second time.

    Thanks for sharing!

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