Beetle: Volkswagon's Little Giant: From Old Reliable to New Sensationby Auto Editors of Consumer Guide, Klaus Parr, Karla Waterhouse, Ralf Hofmann
Beetle presents the continuing saga of the world's greastest automotive success in lively words/i>
The Volkwagen Beetle story is full of irony, intrigue - and surprise. In fact, it's now a tale of two cars: the legendary Type 1 Bug, which is still being made after nearly 60 years, and the thoroughtly modern New Beetle, a nostalgia trip for the 21st Century.
Beetle presents the continuing saga of the world's greastest automotive success in lively words and hundreds of fascinating photographs. From Nazi Germany in the 1930's to Mexico in the 1990's, the book chronicles how a humble little car went from propaganda ploy to economic savior to international icon after nearly being buried alive in the rubble of war.
Born amidst a complex matrix of personalities and events, the Beetle grew to become a worldwide phenomenon and the world's most recognizable shape. Its fascinating tale is told through historic photos and revealing text, puntuated with colorful portraits of Beetles that once were and New Beetles that are with us again. Over 300 vintage and contemporary photos.
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