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Last VW Beetle leaves factory (Elementary)

The last Volkswagen Beetle has left the factory.

The Volkswagen plant in Puebla, 65 miles southeast of Mexico City, was the last to produce the car.

The blue beetle was number 21,529,464.

Other newer small cars and a decision to stop having two-door taxis forced it to stop production.

The car will be sent to a museum in Wolfsburg, Germany.

The 300 employees working on the Beetle assembly line will be moved to other departments at the factory, which also produces Jettas and the new Beetle.

Volkswagen produced 3,000 "last edition" Beetles to be sold in Mexico for a few hundred dollars more than the usual price.

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Adapted by Chris Fry, August 2003 from Ananova © Associated Press 2003