What can be said about the Volkswagen Beetle? For many years the world?s best-selling car and still the best selling single model. Of the original Volkswagen Beetle parts, only the hood seal remained unchanged throughout the productions which ended in Mexico in 2003. The Beetle came back in 1998 riding a nostalgia wave as we neared the year 2000. The shape was the same but underneath it was nearly unrecognizable with front mounted, water-cooled engine. The styling was done by J Mays, a designer known for retro-futuristic cars. The original idea was called Concept 1 that was first shown in Detroit in 1994 but took several years to come to market because Volkswagen was sure that no one would try to copy the design.