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The book of the Volkswagen Type 3

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The book of the Volkswagen Type 3

By Simon Glen
About the Author

• 25x20.7cm • 1114 pictures

ISBN: 978-1-845849-52-8


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Features

• 3,000,000 + Type 3s built around the world
• Type 3s and models based upon them were built in Germany, South Africa, Australia and Brazil
• 20 year production span internationally
• Includes the Karmann Ghia TC & SP models
• Covers concept and prototypes
• Covers international production and model developments
• Includes the Type 3 in motorsport
• The definitive work

Description

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.

Synopsis

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.
Covering the Type 3’s 20 year production span, and detailing Type 3 Notchbacks, Fastbacks, Variants and the Karmann Ghia, this book provides a fascinating insight into the history and production of these classic cars.

Independent Reviews

Something new in a world awash with Volkswagen books - 154 pages dedicated to the Type 3 and its interantionally-produced variants. A colourful story.
Classic Cars

It’s nice to see a book that is so complete on the Beetle’s often ignored cousin.
Classic & Sports Car

A fascinating insight into the history and production of these classic cars.
Volkswagen Driver

The book is packed with a multitude of fascinating photographs (even if they are rather small) plus artwork to support the comprehensive text, providing a treasure trove of information for the Volkswagen enthusiast and showing why the Type 3s are so sought after.
Classic Car Weekly

A highly educational work illustrated with many interesting photographs. Wonderful!
Oldtimer / Dreamcar magazines

It’s a fascinating story, illustrated with some great photos of prototypes and design proposals ... Although of primary interest to the many VW enthusiasts out there, I definitely enjoyed reading this book.
Classic Driver

It really must be considered as essential reading for owners and enthusiasts of such vehicles.
This could just be the definitive book on the subject.
Total Kit Car

This book contains over a 1000 photos detailing this fascinating Volkswagen model. The section on the prototypes, including photos of the wooden mock-ups by the Italian Coach Builder Ghia, is quite amazing. For the accessory buff, there is a chapter devoted to all the factory accessories that were on offer - try to find some of these today!
VW Magazine

Very easy to read because it is accompanied by lots of photographs, technical drawings and advertisements of the time.
Automobilismo d'Epoca

An unmissable compendium for lovers of the rugged Type 3 VW’s and followers of automotive history alike.
Big End / All Torque

Additional Information

Period covered: 1961-1981

Models covered: German-made Volkswagen Type 3 notchbacks, Fastbacks and Variants (1961·1973) VW Type 3 Karmann·Gia ( 1961 • 1969)
South African·made VW Type 3s (1963· 1969)
Australian-made VW Type 3s (1963-1973)
Brazilian VW versions similar to the VW Type 3s (1968-1981)
Brazilian VW Karmann Ghia C
the VWType 3s (1968-1981)
Brazilian VW Karmann Ghia C and S models (1970·1976)
Prototypes of these vehicles

Models not covered: VW ‘T3’ (T25) Transporter

   

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