The VW Beetle is simply the best-known and most-loved car in the history
of the motor car. Amazingly, some of the earliest Beetles, now seven
decades old, are still on the road, while more recent examples,
particularly the classics from the late 1950s and '60s are many an
enthusiast's pride and joy. Created through the ingenuity of Ferdinand
Porsche, brought to the brink of series production by Hitler's Nazis and
rescued from oblivion by the British after the war, the Beetle soon
developed into a phenomenon under the guardianship of Heinz Nordhoff,
the VW boss for two decades. Overwhelmingly successful in over 150
countries across the world, most notably in the USA; when the car
finally fell from grace in Europe after Nordhoff's death, it was
destined to enjoy a revitalized and lengthy swansong in South America.
The legendary Beetle’s intriguing story is unraveled in this fascinating
and handsome book.
Author: Richard Copping
Author Bio: Richard Copping is Britain's most prolific author on matters Volkswagen, with nearly thirty books written about Beetles, Transporters, the VW Golf and more. His deep-rooted love for the marque has encouraged him to amass a large collection of archive brochures, to travel the length and breadth of the country visiting many of the Volkswagen enthusiast events, to photograph all types of Volkswagens whenever the occasion arises and, above all, to write about the vehicles in a style that has come to be recognized as both authoritative and lively.
Publisher: Veloce Publishing
Binding Type: Hardcover
Printing Status: In Print
Country Made: NA