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After almost 7 decades, the last Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line

The Volkswagen Beetle is officially extinct. The very last one rolled off the assembly line Wednesday.

When Bob Croesus isn't working in the sales department at WFMZ, he's running the Dutch Dubbers Volkswagen Club.

"That car means a lot to different people and different ways. It was a Nazi car that became the People's car," he said.

After almost seven decades, it's the end of the road for an iconic car. The last VW beetle rolled off the assembly line in Mexico.

"It's iconic and the fact that it's ending production finally is very sad to a lot of people," Croesus said.

"It's coming to a sad end but not as surprising and we've kind of expected that with the advent of crossover vehicles," said Ted Cowell with Young VW in Easton. 

Cowell says he's seen demand slip for a car that was the first to outsell the Model T.

"The Beetle has been still popular with a niche segment of the market," Cowell said.

Volkswagen says it will be switching over its Beetle production to those ever-popular crossovers.

"But I think at some point that car will be back in some form or manner," Croesus said.


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