The air-cooled era in colour

The story of the air-cooled era presented entirely in the wonderful style of VW's classic sales brochures.


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.


  • Re-lives the spirit of the fifties and sixties
  • Includes rarely seen and valuable archive material
  • Includes substantial sections covering the VW of the moment – the Transporter
  • Unique format and retro style of presentation
  • Includes the VW 1500/1600 models which are rarely covered in print
  • An interesting text that questions long held opinions
  • A collectable treasure in its own right for all VW enthusiasts

About the author

Richard Copping learned to drive in a Beetle and has owned one ever since, still using it on a daily basis and covering over 20,000 miles a year. A concours entrant and judge for many years, he has been a member of the Historic Volkswagen Club since 1983, and Editor of The Historic VW since 1995, he s recently been appointed Editor of VW Motoring magazine.

eBook details

eISBN: 978-1-845845-74-2 • eV number: eV4574 • Published: March 2013 • Language: English • Digital edition: First Digital Edition. Base eBook price: £8.99 / $9.99 / €10.99 (vendors may set their own prices, so actual prices may vary).
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Original book info

V392 • Paperback • 25x25cm • £12.49 • 176 pages • 166 pictures • ISBN: 978-1-904788-92-8 • UPC: 6-36847-00392-0. Price subject to change, P&P extra.
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