Hearing Barry's heart-warming story of his family's gold Beetle gave us an idea...
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"Now long gone, but my Beetle took me to many places. Alas, the Perspex stone guard was bashed off whilst parked on the Champs Elysees! Happy days. This was July 1981, but still driving VWs."
The Volkswagen story
Explore our history from the first 'people's car' to present day.
How we pulled it off
Watch behind the scenes footage on how we gave Barry the surprise of his life...