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Complete Book of Air-cooled Volkswagens : Beetles, Microbuses, Things, Karmann Ghias, and More

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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 Air-Cooled 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 bookshelf.

Number of Pages: 288
Genre: Transportation
Sub-Genre: Automotive / Pictorial, Automotive / History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Motorbooks Intl
Author: John Gunnell
Language: English
Street Date: June 20, 2017
TCIN: 51403660
UPC: 9780760349878
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-1658
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MSRPwas $50.00

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Super high quality. Big heavy book great for coffee table display.
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