A ceremony at the factory will celebrate the Beetle’s discontinuation.
In September 2018 VW announced that it would manufacture a “Final Edition” Beetle series before ending production in 2019.
It will be available in convertible or hardtop, with base prices of $23,045 for a coupe and $27,295 for a convertible.
Its legacy goes back to the 1930s, when Ferdinand Porsche, the prolific engineer behind the famed luxury vehicle brand, decided to design a “People’s Car” — or “Volkswagen” in German.
The Volkswagen car didn’t enter full production until after World War II.
Its fame was made with Walt Disney Productions’ 1968 film “The Love Bug,” which features an anthropomorphic Beetle named Herbie that makes a splash on the California racing circuit.
A rear-engine vehicle, the original version of the Beetle that owners were known to deck out in colorful paints during the era of flower power in the 1960s and ’70s, ended production in Mexico in 2003.
Over the car’s 65-year lifespan, more than 21 million were produced.
Volkswagen created new Beetle generations in 1998 and 2012.