See the entire chronology of air-cooled Volkswagen vehicles in this
beautifully illustrated overview of one of the oldest and best-known
foreign car brands in America.
Volkswagen Beetles and their variants are some of the most iconic and
easily recognizable cars on the road!
The classic air-cooled Volkswagen Beetle, officially the Volkswagen Type
1, is regarded as one of the most important and well-engineered vehicles
of the twentieth century. It was the most popular imported car in
America in the 1960s, and before that it enjoyed a humble beginning as
"the people's car" in its native Germany. The Complete Book of Classic
Volkswagens encompasses the evolution of the popular Beetle as well as
other variations of Volkswagen's air-cooled cars, vans, and trucks.
Thoroughly illustrated, this is an invaluable reference to Volkswagen's
collectible and iconic cars.
The history of VW automobiles is just as colorful as the hues they were
manufactured in, and this book illustrates the full story. German
automakers originally sought to supply their countrymen with an
automobile that was easy to mass produce. By 1938, they finalized the
design for the VW "Bug"--the first rear-engined, rear-wheel-drive
configured car. In its heyday, the little rounded Beetle was produced at
a rate of more than one million per year. Today, with more than 23
million cars built, the Beetle holds the record as the most-produced
passenger car of all time. But the Beetle is only one part of the
air-cooled Volkswagen story. The rest--from Type 2 vans, pick-ups, and
campers to the Type 113 "Super Beetle"--is included here. If you're the
owner of a Volkswagen or if you just love their iconic look and you're
interested in their evolution, this book deserves a place on your
Dimensions: 10.1 x 1 x 12.2 inches