March 11, 2019: VW sold two walnut-shaped cars in the USA, during 1949. Seventy years later, VW wowed thousands of enthusiasts who attended the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (Sunday March 10) with vintage classy bodies built to top the everyday Beetle’s platform. The prestigious event showcased Europe’s carrozzeria or karosserie culture with 12 custom coachwork VW vehicles.
The winner of the Volkswagen of America Trophy for the Most Elegant Coachwork on a VW was owner Traugott Grunman’s 1951 Rometsch Beeskow Coupe (above). A 1950 Hebmuller Convertible and two other Rometsch vehicles won Amelia Awards.
VW says this was the first time this this many special-body VWs were assembled in one place. It also marked the first time the American public could see these gems in the U.S. Some were shipped from Germany for the occasion.
1951 Rometsch at Amelia Island Florida
March 4, 2019: VW introduced the two-tone I.D. BUGGY at the Geneva International Motor Show. Built on VW’s upcoming MEB (all-electric vehicle chassis), the two-seat BUGGY celebrates American-style beach cruising with its dune-buggy body. Due to VW’s flat-battery layout and rear electric motor, the 201-hp it has a low center of gravity yet has 9.4 inches of ground clearance. Range is 155 miles per charge. That’s groovy.
VW says it licensed an outside vendor who might develop this off-road machine.
Last Edit: Apr 4, 2019 22:36:05 GMT -6 by VWCA_Adman