written by Jonathan Harvey, 168 pages with 292 most coloured illustrations, size: 280 x 210 mm, binding: hardcover, language: German
This is the complete book covering Volkswagen’s legendary Beetle – written by experts and long-term owners – with the aim of informing and inspiring everyone from the rank-beginner to the long-term enthusiast. The Beetle's pivotal role in the transformation of Volkswagen from a former Nazi-owned operation to a symbol of economic regeneration is carefully outlined. The Beetle’s continuous production run from 1945 to 2003 is highlighted, with pertinent details of the more important changes made to its specification over the years being carefully recorded. The popular Karmann Cabriolet version of the Beetle is also included. The authors explain how to buy the ideal Beetle, and provide a guide to its subsequent care and maintenance. Modifying a Beetle with a larger engine, lowered suspension, cosmetic changes and interior refurbishment is also outlined.