The Beetle that became a mini

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The Independent Online
Chris Birks, 22, from Chinnor, Oxfordshire, going for a spin in Baby Bootle, a 1970 Volkswagen Beetle which at 8ft 4ins (2.5m) is believed to be the world's smallest Beetle. Mr Birks, whose family runs a motor engineering business, built the vehicle from the shell of an old VW, reducing its length by 4ft.

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