Mexican car enthusiast, who owns 40 Volkswagen Beetles, receives one of the 65 exclusive latest editions of cars sold only through Amazon in Mexico if production ends after 80 years
- Joaquín Jasso bought one of the 65 Beetle Final Edition cars two months ago when German automaker Volkswagen stopped producing the popular car
- Volkswagen sold 65 of the last 565 Beetle Final Edition models built on the company's assembly line in Puebla, Mexico
- The Mexican man has been working in the construction industry for 44 years and has 40 VW bugs
- Jasso paid $ 410,065 Mexican Peso, nearly $ 21,000 for his new toy
- Two models of the Final Edition were made available to the public, an SE coupe for $ 23,000 and the SEL convertible that made $ 30,000
- The beetle debuted in 1938 and was an idea of Adolf Hitler, who wanted to boost car ownership in Germany, as the American Ford Model T did in the US
- The beetle was only produced in Puebla, Mexico, before the assembly ended in July
A Mexican car enthusiast could not miss the opportunity to buy one of the 65 limited edition Volkswagen Beetles after the bittersweet decision of the German automaker to end production last month.
Within minutes, Joaquín Jasso landed one of the 65 Beetle Final Edition models that were sold exclusively through Amazon in June.
It took two months for the old construction worker – who spent 44 years in it – to receive his new toy, which was delivered on August 15 in front of his home in La Florida, a neighborhood in the municipality of Naucalpan de Juárez, in the northwest of Mexico City.
However, just as with the delivery of each item ordered through an online merchant, there was a slight hiccup when the flatbed truck carrying the new Jasso vehicle was briefly detained by traffic police officers, according to the Mexican outlet Expansion.
Joaquín Jasso is standing next to the large box that was delivered to his home on August 15 with one of the 65 Beetle Limited Edition cars sold exclusively on Amazon
Volkswagen sold 65 of the last 565 Beetle Final Edition models built in Puebla, Mexico, assembly line through a special promotion with Amazon
When the delivery person finally arrived, Jasso wondered at the appearance of his esteemed property that was enclosed in a jumbo brown brown cardboard box.
His beige Beetle Final Edition became the newest member of a fleet of 40 Beetles that he owns.
& # 39; I have always looked for special editions, editions that are not ordinary and flawless cars, & # 39; said Jasso.
& # 39; If you could rate the entire collection that I have, each of the cars & # 39; s has less than 60,000 miles, many have up to 12,000 miles. & # 39;
Jasso & # 39; s love for a vehicle that spans three generations dates back to 18 years when his eyes were glued to a limited edition beetle whose seats were covered with denim. He also bought one.
His collection of Beetles is available in white, blue and black. But there was no beige colorway in his long list of cars, and for a moment the Beetle Final Edition was also sold out in that color, until a salesperson helped him find one.
& # 39; A new car is always a good feeling and there is something better than this car in the circumstances in which I bought it, how easy it was to buy it, & # 39; said Jasso.
& # 39; To have it in my hands now after waiting so long because I already wanted it, and now I have it and I am very happy. The truth is that my car is really cool. & # 39;
Workers at the VW plant in Puebla, Mexico, celebrate the end of beetle production during a July ceremony
The original design of the car – a rounded silhouette with seats for four or five, an almost vertical windshield and an air-cooled rear engine – can be traced back to Ferdinand Porsche.
The Austrian engineer was selected by Adolf Hitler to realize his project for a & # 39; passenger car & # 39; who would distribute car ownership like the Ford Model T had in the United States.
It debuted in 1938 before bombs were dropped in World War II, destroying the factory in Wolfsburg, Germany.
After the war, the British army was given the task by Major Ivan Hirst to put the automaker back into production.
One day he saw a beetle that survived the huge air strikes in the facility.
The rest was history because it immediately became a favorite for the American car consumer before it picked up steam among Mexican car enthusiasts.
The VW plant in Puebla, southeast of Mexico City, was for a long time the only factory in the world that still produced classic beetles and, more recently, became the only one that made modern ones until it closed in July.
German Nazi leader Adolf Hitler (behind the stage), an Austrian engineer to build the beetle and distribute car ownership like the American Ford Model T did. The beetle was introduced in 1938 shortly before the Second World War
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