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VW History Books

The First Beetle
Clauspeter Becker, Axel Struwe, Christian Grundmann - ISBN 3768838501

English Version of 'Der erste Brezelkäfer' - the story of the restoration of the VW38/6. Worth the money for the photography alone!



Battle For The Beetle
Karl Ludvigsen - ISBN 0837616956

The story of the post-war battle for Adolf Hitler's giant Volkswagen factory and the Porsche-designed car that became an icon for generations around the globe.



Der erste Brezelkäfer
Clauspeter Becker, Axel Struwe - ISBN 978-3768833622

German book with stunning photography of the VW38 - worth the price for the photos alone!



The Extraordinary Life of Josef Ganz: The Jewish Engineer Behind Hitler's Volkswagen
Paul Schilperoord - ISBN 978-1614122012

"all the stunning facts the Nazis didn't want the world to know"



Volkswagen: The Air-cooled Era in Colour
Richard A. Copping - ISBN 978-1904788928

A unique pictorial chronicle of the Volkswagen story in the fifties and sixties with extensive use of the artwork from contemporary promotional literature and rare promotional material, giving the book a real period feel.



The Very Best of Volkswagen (Hardcover)
Trevor Legate - ISBN 0955102022

From original and restored VW Beetles to the Trekker, including campers, vans, Karmann Ghias, buggies and custom cars, this illustrated book features the world's finest examples of Volkswagen models.



Peter Keetman: Volkswagenwerk 1953
Peter Keetman - ISBN 3936646287

A fantastic photo book showing various production lines and stock piles within the Volkswagen factory. Some photos are a little bit arty, but most are very interesting.



Small Wonder: The Amazing Story of the Volkswagen Beetle
Walter Henry Nelson - ISBN 0837601479

This is a great book for people interested in the history of the VW. Its a very detailed book, not too many photos but loads to read. It also includes a section at the back that shows the changes over the years so you can appear very knowledgeable at the next show!!



Volkswagen Military Vehicles of the Third Reich: An Illustrated History
Blaine Taylor - ISBN 0306813130

If you have had any interest in the Volkswagen, you will know VW's connection with Adolf Hitler. This book pictorially documents the military versions of the vehicle made by VW such as the Kübelwagen and the amphibious Schwimmwagen. Great for hardcore vintage fans.



Getting the Bugs Out
David Kiley - ISBN 0471403938

Don't be put off by the cover, obviously an attempt by the publisher to cash in on the NB, contains quite a bit of history and details of the inner politics of VW



Classic Volkswagens
Colin Burnham - ISBN 1855326515

This is an excellent book for the vintage VW enthusiast, full of colour photographs, and nearly every model is included – splits, ovals, karmanns, hebs, kubels, type 2’s , type 3’s, ghias, and a couple of coachbuilts as well. For the money, every enthusiast should own this one…