The car bears the VW logo but this 1954 convertible is no run-of-the-mill Volkswagen. Built on a VW chassis by the Beutler brothers in Switzerland, its elegant, light alloy body is a fine example of prestige craftsmanship.
Bengt Holmgren caught the Volkswagen bug in the 1960s and has since gone on to collect some 70 classic cars. Some 25 years after opening his own VW museum, the Swede will auction off his prized collection.
EU regulators have opened a probe into whether several German carmakers colluded to hold back the roll-out of car emission control systems. It is the latest in a string of investigations into such alleged malpractices.
A 1,500-euro ($1,750) fix could save thousands of lives - but carmakers are unwilling to pay. Should the auto industry pick up the bill for its own mess?
Volkswagen is close to a $2 billion settlement deal after a US criminal investigation into the emissions-cheating scandal. A settlement is crucial to VW's aim of rebuilding in the US, a key part of its long-term plans.
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