VW Transporter and Microbus: Specification Guide 1950-1967

VW Transporter and Microbus: Specification Guide 1950-1967

by David Eccles


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VW Transporter and Microbus: Specification Guide 1950-1967 by David Eccles

The popularity of the VW Transporter, in particular the early Split Screen models, continues to grow and it has become a cult icon. This publication brings together, for the first time, the complete history of the Split Screen Transporter from 1950 - 1967. Topics covered include: Transporter history; Explanation of every vehicle code; Transporter production details; Month-by-month specification changes; Full listing of factory-fitted optional equipment; Comprehensive guide to paint and trim colors; Details of Transporter export and Transporters built outside Germany; and Information on Special Models. Bus enthusiasts world-wide have shared their knowledge in the compilation of this unique publication, which has taken five years to collate.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781861266521
Publisher: The Crowood Press UK
Publication date: 07/11/2004
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 1,312,015
Product dimensions: 8.35(w) x 11.75(h) x 0.25(d)

About the Author

David Eccles has been around VW campers since he and his wife, Cee, journeyed to India and back in 1976, travelling and living in a 1967 Canterbury Pitt.  They have owned their current VW Camper, a 1966 walk-through Devon Caravette since 1978.  After twenty years of family holidays, the camper is fully restored and is used for travelling to VW shows and events.  David is well known for his passion for the VW Bus and is currently the editor of Volkswagen Camper and Commercial magazine.  He is a resident of Leicestershire, England.

Table of Contents

1A legend is born / die legende ershaffen5
2Cracking the codes: vehicle identification plates14
3Production survey18
4Specification detail changes month by month23
5Model codes: identification and numbering37
6Factory-fitted optional equipment (m codes)41
7Paint and trim colours46
8Transporter export49
9Transporters assembled or built overseas54
10Sonderausfuhrungen: special models64
11Emergency service vehicles81
12Transporters at work88

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