In Germany the Volkswagen Beetle is the most registered car produced before 1979, with 44,540 still driving the streets. The VDA (Automotive Manufacturer’s Association in Germany) provided this information:
From 1938 to 1980 15.8 million Beetles were manufactured in Wolfsburg, Emden and Osnabrück. 330,000 of these Beetles were Cabriolets built by Karmann. Volkswagen celebrated the sixtieth anniversary of the topless bug in 2009, the Cabriolet was produced till 1980 while the production of the Beetle Saloon stopped back in 1978.