In 2003, Volkswagen decided to stop producing Beetles. The last one that was produced in the world, at the factory owned by the German company in Puebla, was sent away with mariachis and everything (they even played Las Golondrinas – a traditional song for goodbyes).
That last beetle is at the Volkswagen museum in Germany. The penultimate, a little – just a little – less illustrious, is at the Automobile Museum in México.
There are people that feel a special fascination for cars, this museum is for them. There are some people who are incapable of distinguishing a Chevy from an Alfa Romeo (true story), this museum is also for them. We all have a good story that includes a car… like that time we went to the beach in a ‘72 Beetle. Or like that other story in which we argue about if Han Solo’s Millenium Falcon was better than the Santo’s Aston Martin.
The Automobile Museum collection has 120 cars, there are models from 1904 and they all are in perfect condition. You can see them at the 3572 of División del Norte street; open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 to 18hrs and on weekends they have guided tours.
Wouldn’t you like to see some of these in “person”?
Pictures by Héctor Barrera
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