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Nearly extinct VW Beetle, still beloved, finds a second life in Mexico City
With a resurgence of interest in the iconic VW beetle, collectors sometimes purchase used Beetles on a website for second-hand goods, or acquire a used one from a relative, friend, or neighbor.
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In this Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015 photo, Volkswagen beetles are on display at the Driver's Volks event in Mexico City. Event organizers claimed that over 150 Volkswagen beetles were on display. People from all over Mexico brought their cars to compete and share their passion for the beetles. (AP Photo/Sofia Jaramillo)

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In this Monday, Aug. 10, 2015 photo, mechanics repair a Volkswagen beetle in front of the Beltran Volk's service and repair shop in Mexico City. When the Mexico City government retired the last Volkswagen Beetle taxis in 2012, it shipped most of the aging cars, commonly known as "vochos," to junkyards to be turned into scrap metal. (AP Photo/Sofia Jaramillo)

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In this Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015 photo, a young boy takes a look at the interior of a "rat" style Volkswagen beetle at the Driver's Volks event in Mexico City. Volkswagen beetles are remodeled in many different styles. So-called "Vochomania" collectors hold on to the few that are left and transform them into uniquely decorated cars. (AP Photo/Sofia Jaramillo)

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In this Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015 photo, an old Volkswagen beetle taxi sits at a junk yard in Mexico City. At its peak in 2006, beetles accounted for almost half of all taxis in Mexico City, with about 50,000 operating. Some of the old taxis have been seized by the government and sit in car dumps. The last surviving vocho taxis are destined for the car compactor. (AP Photo/Sofia Jaramillo)

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In this Monday, July 20, 2015 photo, Armando Garcia, left, and his father, Armando Aguilar, right, remodel a client's Volkswagen beetle at their street shop in Mexico City. Garcia and Aguilar commute to Mexico City weekly from the State of Mexico to work on cars in the street. (AP Photo/Sofia Jaramillo)

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In this Tuesday, July 21, 2015 photo, a broken Volkswagen logo lies among other rusted car parts at the scene where Armando Garcia and his father, Armando Aguilar, remodel Volkswagen beetles in Mexico City. The last Volkswagen beetle came off the Mexican production line in 2003. (AP Photo/Sofia Jaramillo)

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This Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015 photo, shows the outside of Israel Fernandez's Volkswagen beetle decorated with miniature toy cars at the Driver's Volks event in Mexico City. Fernandez said he has always loved beetles and has over 300 beetle related toy cars. (AP Photo/Sofia Jaramillo)

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This Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015 photo, shows the inside of a 1967 classic Volkswagen beetle adorned with a peace sign at Driver's Volks event in Mexico City. Event organizers claimed that over 150 Volkswagen beetles were on display. (AP Photo/Sofia Jaramillo)

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In this Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015 photo, Christian Franco's yellow Volkswagen beetle is parked at the Driver's Volks event in Mexico City. Franco said he decorated the car with toy chickens for his wife because she works in a chicken rotisserie restaurant. (AP Photo/Sofia Jaramillo)

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In this Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015 photo, a "rat" style Volkswagen beetle is on display at the Driver's Volks event in Mexico City. Volkswagen beetles are remodeled in many different styles. Beetles dedicated to "rat" style are usually stripped of their paint, rusted, and grim looking. (AP Photo/Sofia Jaramillo)

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In this Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015 photo, members of the Xochivolk's auto club gather before a Volkswagen beetle event in Mexico City. The Xochivolk's auto club meets almost every Friday at the Xochimilco neighborhood in Mexico City. The club meets to plan future events and share their passion for Volkswagen beetles. (AP Photo/Sofia Jaramillo)

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In this Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015 photo, a Volkswagen beetle is reflected in a window of another beetle at the Driver's Volks event in Mexico City. In Mexico VW beetles are commonly known as "vochos." (AP Photo/Sofia Jaramillo)

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This Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015 photo, shows the outside of Israel Fernandez's Volkswagen beetle decorated with miniature toy cars at the Driver's Volks event in Mexico City. Fernandez said he has always loved beetles and has over 300 beetle related toy cars. (AP Photo/Sofia Jaramillo)

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In this Friday, Aug. 7, 2015 photo, a newly remodeled Volkswagen beetle is ready to be picked up at the Beltran Volk's repair and service shop in Mexico City. The Beltran Volk's car shop has been operating for over nineteen years and specializes in Volkswagen beetles repair. (AP Photo/Sofia Jaramillo)

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In this Monday, July 20, 2015 photo, a stripped down Volkswagen beetle being remodeled is parked on a street in Mexico City. The very last Volkswagen was produced at Volkswagen's plant in Puebla, Mexico, in July 2003. Now many old Volkswagen beetles are remodeled into extravagant unique cars. (AP Photo/Sofia Jaramillo)

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In this Friday, Aug. 7, 2015 photo, Dany Beltran polishes his 1956 Volkswagen beetle, named the Beltran Volk's Sheriff, outside of his family's Volkswagen repair and service shop in Mexico City. Beltran's uncle gave him the car when he was 13 years old so he could learned how to remodel and repair beetles. (AP Photo/Sofia Jaramillo)

Nearly extinct VW Beetle, still beloved, finds a second life in Mexico City

With a resurgence of interest in the iconic VW beetle, collectors sometimes purchase used Beetles on a website for second-hand goods, or acquire a used one from a relative, friend, or neighbor.

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