Own a slice of the Beetle's... uh, British history

Jon Reay
Beetle blueprint story (draft)
Beetle blueprint story (draft)

Volkswagen

Love it or hate it, we all think of the good old Volkswagen Beetle as a product that's unmistakably German - perhaps one of the country's most recognisable exports.

It might come as a bit of a surprise to most, then, that its fate was once in the hands of none other than a British man, named Ivan.