Volkswagen Plattenwagen

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Volkswagen Plattenwagen
Volkswagen Plattenwagen.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Volkswagen
Body and chassis
Class Commercial vehicle
Body style Platform truck
Layout Rear-engine, rear-wheel drive
Related Volkswagen Beetle

The Volkswagen Plattenwagen was never sold to the public, and was used only by the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg as a parts runabout.

When Dutch Volkswagen importer Ben Pon visited the Wolfsburg factory in 1947, he spotted a Plattenwagen based on the Volkswagen Beetle. This gave him the idea for a Volkswagen commercial, the future Transporter.