VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE CABRIOLET. THE FULL STORY OF THE CONVERTIBLE BEETLE

VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE CABRIOLET. THE FULL STORY OF THE CONVERTIBLE BEETLE

MALCOLM BOBBITT

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21332
Idioma:
INGLES
Editorial:
VELOCE PUBLISHING PLC
N¬ļ edici√≥n:
1
Materia
Marcas en varios idiomas
ISBN:
978-1-84584-074-7
P√°ginas:
112
Encuadernación:
PORTADA EN RUSTICA
Medidas:
250 mm x 207 mm
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Acknowledgements 4

Introduction 6


1 FROM MAYBUG TO BEETLE 7

Ancestry 7

Project 12 10

The Ganz affair 11

Enter Karmann 12

Strength through joy 13

Wolfsburg, war and the K√ľbelwagen 18

The post-war period and the first Cabriolets 24

Karmann and Volkswagen approval 28


2 THE CABRIOLET EVOLVES 34

Early modifications 42

Production increases 48

A new generation of Cabriolets 56

Into the last decade 60


3 LIVING WITH A BEETLE CABRIOLET 81

Buying advice 81

Specialist advice 84

Customising the Cabrio 85


4 THE BEETLE REBORN 89

Concept 1 91

Cabrio conversions 96


Appendix 1 Production figures 99

Appendix 2 Original specifications 100

Appendix 3 Colours 102

Appendix 4 At-a-glance chronology 103

Appendix 5 Specialists, suppliers, clubs & bibliography 104

Index 110

Features

¬ē The full story of the Beetle Cabriolet (convertible)
¬ē Mainly bodied by Karmann Ghia, the convertible version of the famous Beetle has a long and fascinating history
¬ē Amongst all the Beetle models built over the years, Cabriolets, whether Hebm√ľller or Karmann Ghia, are still favourites for millions of VW enthusiasts
¬ē Contains full details of all the convertible-bodied Beetles from 1948 to 1980
Synopsis

Karmann built the majority of VW Beetle Cabriolets between 1948 and
1980. Today, these convertible Beetles are much sought after as practical,durable and very attractive classics. Altogether, over 330,000 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolets were built and the quality of their engineering has ensured a very high survival rate. This book is THE essential guide to Beetle Cabriolets."


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