1999 Austin Powers New Beetle

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From the 1999 movie ‘Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me’. This custom built 1998 Volkswagen New Beetle was a time travel car issued by the Ministry of Defense and driven by Austin Powers (Mike Myers) so he could time travel to 1969 two years after Austin was frozen. Austin would use the car as his new mode of transportation alongside his new partner and CIA agent Felicity Shagwell (Heather Graham). Austin would be shown driving the car by himself. The number plate on the back of this car reads SWINGER2. This is the first of the time travel cars issued to Austin by the MOD.

This example was specially modified for the 1999 movie, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, where it appeared as a time machine that allowed Austin Powers to return to 1969 to complete an important task. The movie’s producers appreciated how the car evoked the spirit of the 1960s, creating an even stronger connection by transforming it into a convertible and painting it in a wild pattern with vibrant colors. – Petersen Museum, Los Angeles.


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