The Volkswagen Type 4 is a compact / midsize family car, manufactured and marketed by Volkswagen of Germany as a D‑segment car from 1968 to 1974 in two-door and four-door sedan as well as two-door station wagon body styles.
[David W.] Allen‘s contributed model animation to a Volkswagen commercial made in 1972 in which King Kong spots a giant version of the car from his Empire State Building perch in New York. Climbing down from the building, Kong puts his human “date” into the passenger seat, gets in the car, and drives down Fifth Avenue out of sight. The spot aired only once on network TV and, in spite of favorable public response, was pulled because VW executives decided that they did not like the image of an ape driving their car.
King Kong is a fictional giant monster resembling a gorilla, who has appeared in various media since 1933.
Volkswagen, is a German motor vehicle manufacturer headquartered in Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony, Germany.