Written by Malcolm Bobbitt - whose companion Volkswagen titles cover the Karmann Ghia coupé and convertible, and possibly the greatest classic of all time, the VW Bus - this new edition of the Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet chronicles the history of this practical and sought-after classic. The author traces the Beetle Cabrio's ancestry and development from its pre-war origins through to 1980, by which time more than 330,000 models had been built, and up to the present day when in excess of 228,000 New Beetle cabriolets have been sold worldwide. As the car's engineering quality has ensured a very high survival rate, this book is also a guide to Beetle Cabrio ownership, providing buying advice, specifications, and information on customizing.
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About the Author
Malcolm Bobbitt is the author of more than thirty marque histories and general automotive books, a number of which have been published as foreign language editions. As a regular contributor to several periodicals and newspapers, his work and photography have appeared worldwide. A member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, Society of Automotive Historians and Society of Authors, Malcolm is acclaimed for his books on Rolls-Royce and Bentley, which include a companion volume on the Silver Spirit and Bentley Mulsanne as well as an Essential Buyer's Guide to the Silver Shadow and T-Series Bentley, both of which are published by Veloce. Other Rolls-Royce and Bentley related titles include histories of the Crewe and Derby factories and a biography of W.O. Bentley.
Married to Jean and living on the northern edge of England's Lake District, Malcolm has an interest in all forms of transport. He also enjoys activities as diverse as public speaking, fell walking, classical music, collecting motoring ephemera and getting behind the wheel of his early British-built Citroen DS.