Millennium Bug: A Pictorial Scrapbook of the Volkswagen Beetle

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is an accurate term for this photograph-laden book. The history of the Volkswagen Beetle is told (primarily by pictures and captions) from its Nazi beginnings to the current new Beetle. Cars closely related to the Beetle, such as the Karmann Ghia, are also treated. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Overview

is an accurate term for this photograph-laden book. The history of the Volkswagen Beetle is told (primarily by pictures and captions) from its Nazi beginnings to the current new Beetle. Cars closely related to the Beetle, such as the Karmann Ghia, are also treated. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760308189
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
  • Publication date: 11/28/1999
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 10.36 (w) x 10.32 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 6
Introduction: A celebration of the Beetle, Old and New 7
1 The Prototypes: From Volksauto to KdF-Wagen... 8
2 Promoting A Dream: How the Beetle was publicized in prewar Germany 22
3 VW Goes to War: Kubelwagens and Schwimmwagens 32
4 Postwar Years: The British come to the rescue 42
5 Building the Bug: So you thought the Beetle was a German car? 52
6 The Boom Years: The humble Beetle takes on the world 62
7 Around the World: The Beetle becomes everybody's favorite car 74
8 Selling the VW: Step this way...Have I got a deal for you! 92
9 The Special Ones: Not all Beetles look the same 104
10 Custom Bugs: Giving the Beetle that personal touch 116
11 Sporting Bugs: Zero to sixty in how long? 126
12 The New Beetle: A car of the future--or blast from the past? 134
13 New Wave: Even the New Beetle gets the custom treatment 148
Index: Where to find your favorite Beetle topics 160
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2002

    I caught the Millenium Bug

    This is a very good book in my opinion. I like the way that the book talks about other VW's. I would recommend this to any VW beetle enthusiast. A really good buy.

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