Our Fourth Issue — August 19, 2013 — Charles Barris

Here and Sphere

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WELCOME 4TH EDITION READERS OF ROAD NOISE —- WHERE YOUR ROAD/MOTORING INTEREST AND THE AUTO WORLD MEET!

ROAD FEATURE VEHICLES of HISTORY:

Which four cars have been widely acknowledged as the “bestselling automobile in the world”?

Since Ford built its millionth Model T on December 10, 1915 the Model T remained the highest seller until forty five years after production ceased in 1927. On February 17, 1972 Volkswagen claimed that the Ford had been superseded by the Beetle, when the 15,007,034th was manufactured but since has reached then reaching then Beetle reaching 21 million.

A 1999 international poll for the world’s most influential cars of the 20th century named the Type 1 Volkswagen ‘Beetle’ fourth, after the Ford Model T the Mini, and the Citroen DS.

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^ Type 1 Beetle .. built since 1938

….EVERYWHERE IN THE 1960 AND 70’S BUT NOT SEEN MUCH TODAY (SEE BELOW)…

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