The book of the Volkswagen Type 3

Author: Simon Glen
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1845849523
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book tells the definitive international story of the Volkswagen Type 3. Simon Glen writes from first-hand experience, having owned seven Type 3s – five Variants, a 1500 Notchback and a 1500S Karmann·Ghia – which have been driven through Africa, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

To Boldly Go

Author: Graham Hull
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1787110028
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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To Boldly Go details 26 sometimes controversial vehicles, from 1911 to present, all solving different design challenges. From the Issigonis Mini that changed design and social mores, to racers so successful they were banned from competition, from cars produced in millions, to one-offs, all created by those marching to the beat of their own drum.

Automotive Mascots

Author: David Kay
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1845847857
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A full colour guide to British radiator and accessory mascots of 1896 to 1960 compiled by two leading experts in the field. Packed with information and stunning pictures, this comprehensive guide is a must for collectors and would-be collectors. As well as detailing the authors' collecting experiences, the book tells the reader how to get started, where to buy and - very importantly - how to spot fakes. 54 British marque mascots are covered, as are mascots produced by corporations such as ICI and the accessory mascots which owners could purchase to individualise their cars

Rootes Cars of the 1950s 1960s 1970s Hillman Humber Singer Sunbeam Talbot

Author: David Rowe
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1845849930
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Rootes Cars of the 50s, 60s & 70s is the only full-colour comprehensive guide to all Hillman, Humber, Sunbeam, Singer & Talbot cars & vans, built from 1950 until the end of production in the 1970s. With model-by-model descriptions and detailed technical information, this is an invaluable Rootes resource.

SM Citroen s Maserati Engined Supercar

Author: Brian Long
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1904788602
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The book follows the progress of the Citroen SM from its launch at the 1970 Geneva Show through to July 1975, when the last car was built.

VW Type 3 1500 and 1600 1963 1973

Author: John Haynes
Publisher: Haynes Manuals N. America, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780900550843
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Haynes disassembles every subject vehicle and documents every step with thorough instructions and clear photos. Haynes repair manuals are used by the pros, but written for the do-it-yourselfer.

The Volkswagen Bus Book

Author: Malcolm Bobbitt
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1845849957
Format: PDF
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Researched in incredible detail, this book explores the story of the timeless VW bus, from early origins through to the present day. This entirely new edition includes details of many of the different camper conversions, and examines the social history and the T2’s evolution. Including full specifications, production figures and buying advice, this is a must for any VW enthusiast.

How to Restore Your Volkswagen Beetle

Author: Eric LeClair
Publisher: Cartech
ISBN: 9781613254271
Format: PDF, Docs
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Perhaps the most charismatic automobile ever, the Volkswagen Beetle was the longest-running, most-manufactured automobile on a single platform of all time. From 1938 to 2003, more than 21.5 million "Bugs" were assembled, distributed, and sold on nearly every continent in the world. Throughout the Beetle's successful run, many of these cars have been relegated to project car status due to their age or condition. Airkooled Kustoms, a VW restoration shop in Hazel Green, Alabama, brings its expertise in restoring these cars to book form with this all-encompassing compilation. Restoring your Beetle is covered through step-by-step sequences from unbolting that first nut through polishing the paint on your freshly restored Bug. The specialists at Airkooled Kustoms walk you through the proper disassembly methods, restoring versus replacing components, and reassembling your restored Bug, covering everything related to the body, undercarriage, and interior along the way. It's about time a thorough, hands-on restoration book has been authored by authorities who know the Beetle like the back of their hands. With this book, you will have everything you need to bring your old or new VW Beetle project back to life.

Thinking Small

Author: Andrea Hiott
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345521447
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Sometimes achieving big things requires the ability to think small. This simple concept was the driving force that propelled the Volkswagen Beetle to become an avatar of American-style freedom, a household brand, and a global icon. The VW Bug inspired the ad men of Madison Avenue, beguiled Woodstock Nation, and has recently been re-imagined for the hipster generation. And while today it is surely one of the most recognizable cars in the world, few of us know the compelling details of this car’s story. In Thinking Small, journalist and cultural historian Andrea Hiott retraces the improbable journey of this little car that changed the world. Andrea Hiott’s wide-ranging narrative stretches from the factory floors of Weimar Germany to the executive suites of today’s automotive innovators, showing how a succession of artists and engineers shepherded the Beetle to market through periods of privation and war, reconstruction and recovery. Henry Ford’s Model T may have revolutionized the American auto industry, but for years Europe remained a place where only the elite drove cars. That all changed with the advent of the Volkswagen, the product of a Nazi initiative to bring driving to the masses. But Hitler’s concept of “the people’s car” would soon take on new meaning. As Germany rebuilt from the rubble of World War II, a whole generation succumbed to the charms of the world’s most huggable automobile. Indeed, the story of the Volkswagen is a story about people, and Hiott introduces us to the men who believed in it, built it, and sold it: Ferdinand Porsche, the visionary Austrian automobile designer whose futuristic dream of an affordable family vehicle was fatally compromised by his patron Adolf Hitler’s monomaniacal drive toward war; Heinrich Nordhoff, the forward-thinking German industrialist whose management innovations made mass production of the Beetle a reality; and Bill Bernbach, the Jewish American advertising executive whose team of Madison Avenue mavericks dreamed up the legendary ad campaign that transformed the quintessential German compact into an outsize worldwide phenomenon. Thinking Small is the remarkable story of an automobile and an idea. Hatched in an age of darkness, the Beetle emerged into the light of a new era as a symbol of individuality and personal mobility—a triumph not of the will but of the imagination.