Allianz Automotive

Allianz Automotive restores classic VW Beetle for disability charity

Between July 2016 and January 2017, our Allianz Automotive employees started a Corporate Volunteering project based around restoring classic cars. The restored cars are donated to Lebenshilfe Giessen, a charity supporting people with disabilities.

The project began with the purchase and restoration of a classic white VW Beetle Convertible, identical to the one that appeared in the 1980s German Allianz television commercial. After the car was inspected by a car repair shop, an Allianz Automotive team of expert mechanics and enthusiastic employees restored the Beetle to its perfection.

The car doubled in market value from €10,000 to over €22,000. In January 2017 the fully restored car was donated to Lebenshilfe Giessen who then launched the ‘Classic Car’ fundraising campaign, giving donated cars away as fundraising prizes. All proceeds go towards building homes for disabled people.