Once More. The Story of VIN 903847 – the incredible history of a 1955 Volkswagen Beetle

The word Volkswagen translates to mean ‘people’s car’ in German, and really, the iconic vintage cars have long-held people’s affections since they were first introduced.

Now Academy Award nominated director Hubert Davis looks to investigate the incredible history of a 1955 Volkswagen Beetle, VIN 903847, through each of its drivers. Dating back to the original owner, three remarkable solo trips around the world are just the start of the story. As much as it is a story about the people connected by one machine, it’s also an observation of our enduring fascination with the automobile.

This looks like it could be a really interesting watch…

My personal Beetle owning chronology thus far goes…

My first Volkswagen, a 1968 RHD Deluxe Beetle

My first Volkswagen, a 1968 RHD Deluxe Beetle

My second Volkswagen Beetle, a 1972 RHD project 1302s

My second Volkswagen Beetle, a 1972 RHD project 1302s

and my still much missed ‘Golde’ Ragtop beetle – I really want to get another one at some point, the ragtop Beetles are the best IMHO…

My favourite (still missed!) 1960 RHD ‘Golde’ Ragtop Volkswagen Beetle

My favourite (still missed!) 1960 RHD ‘Golde’ Ragtop Volkswagen Beetle

But right now, I’m loving my VW Split screen camper with its Canterbury Pitt interior, so my desire for another Volkswagen Ragtop Beetle may just have to wait a little bit longer!

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