April 2011 – “ArcheTypen. Die ersten Volkswagen” was the special exhibition until June 19, 2011 at PROTOTYP showing five extremely rare ancestors of the Volkswagen Beetle.
In the 1930s, the Volkswagen was designed to be tool for the motorisation of the German people. After World War II, he lived up to his name as people’s car and became the most-sold car of the world. Till 2002, more than 21.5 million VW Beetles were built.
The first Volkswagen cars were prototypes, test cars and special designs designed by Ferdinand Porsche.
Together with the friendly assistance of the AUTOSTADT GmbH Wolfsburg and the Grundmann collection, PROTOTYP presents the oldest still existing precursor, the NSU Type 32 from 1934, the faithful reproduction of the VW 30 test car from 1936/37, the only recently rediscovered VW38 from 1938, the VW 60 K 10 “Berlin-Rom-Wagen” streamlined coupe by PROTOTYP from 1939 and a very early VW Type 82 Kübelwagen from 1940.
The VW38 and the Berlin-Rom-Wagen will be presented for the first time after their restoration.
“ArcheTypen. Die ersten Volkswagen” is a unique exhibition which presents the beginnings of the Volkswagen Beetle.