Jay Leno test drives 2012 VW Beetle and its oldest ancestor (+video)

Jay Leno test drives 2012 VW Beetle and its oldest ancestor (+video)

Being Jay Leno isn’t always a tough job. Not only does he get to potter round in his garage with one of the most enviable car collections in the world, but auto manufacturers let him cruise around to sample their latest machines.

Volkswagen has gone one step further with Leno and let him take its latest Beetle out for a spin but also thrown him the keys to the oldest Beetle in existence – a 1938 split-window model. Leno does what’s regarded as the first road test of the all- new 2012 Beetle but puts it into context with a spin in the oldest Beetle first. The conclusion? Leno digs both machines but favours the 2012 model as a daily driver. At least he’s honest.

See the video of Jay Leno testing the two Beetles below.

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