The Beetle’s full story, from concept in pre-war Germany through 55 years of production & 22-million sales around the world. Colour features on 21 milestone models. Includes many sidebars & panels detailing Beetle facts, figures, feats, advertising, & more. The complete book of the Beetle.
All incredibly popular sixties design classics with enduring appeal, the original air-cooled Volkswagen cars and Transporters are fully explored in this fascinating book. A unique picture-led chronicle of the Volkswagen story through the fifties and sixties. This book makes extensive use of the artwork from contemporary promotional literature for a real retro feel. A must have for motoring enthusiasts and VW devotees alike.
About the author
Richard Copping learned to drive in a Beetle and has owned one, or more, ever since. He still uses a Beetles on a daily basis, covering over 20,000 miles a year. The owner, since new, of one of the last 300 Beetles produced for the British market, Richard also derives great pleasure from a 1960 standard model with 'crash' gearbox and cable brakes. A concours entrant and judge for many years, Richard has been a member of the Historic Volkswagen Club since 1983, Editor of The Historic VW magazine since 1995 and - writing about classic Volkswagens - a regular contributor to Total VW magazine