The Shape of quality

Australia, 1965

Film
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A film for VW car lovers. All aspects of the production of the Volkswagen Beetle, manufactured in the Australian plant in Clayton, Melbourne. The manufacture and assembly of the many parts of the motor is shown, including pattern and tool making and the press shop, moulding of parts, the addition of mudguards and doors and the painting of the bodywork. We see the chassis assembled and joined with the engine, then these joined with the bodywork before finishing touches are made. Car trials and suburban and rural driving conditions demonstrate the reliability and performance of the car.

Credits

production company

Cinesound Melbourne

Duration

00:27:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1965

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

28440

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Automobile industry and trade

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industries - Australia

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Manufacturing processes

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Automobile industry and trade

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Automobiles

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Automobiles - Design and construction

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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