A long time has passed since the Volkswagen Beetle was released way back in 1938 by the German carmaker Volkswagen. Though the car is referred to fondly as the Bug & Beetle, the public gave these names to the car; its original name was Volkswagen Type 1. It was sometimes in late 1967 the manufacturer of this car too started referring it as Beetle too. Till 1967, this car was marketed in Europe as Type 1, or 1500, 1200 and 1300. For the curious minded, these numbers referred to the vehicle’s engine size in cubic centimeters. There are many people who love this classis car and it is not tough to see why. There are some innovations that this vintage car had when it was initially released.
Later on, in the year 1967, the Beetle underwent some minor changes. Though the size of the car did not become bigger, quite a few of the components and mechanical systems of the car did and these included a bigger engine. Prior to the changes the output of the electrical generator was a paltry 180 watts. This was changed with the changeover and had been increased to output 360 watts. The older generator had also been enhanced from the original six volts one to twelve volts. There were changes in the flywheel, the braking system and the rear axles. The clutch disk too was made bigger. Regardless of the changes made, all car lovers remember this classic.