Volkswagen Beetle
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15th August 2018
Volkswagen Beetle – A Celebration of the World
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Volkswagen Beetle
A Celebration of the World's Most Popular Car



The VW Beetle is simply the best-known and most-loved car in the history of the motor car. Amazingly, some of the earliest Beetles, now seven decades old, are still on the road, while more recent examples, particularly the classics from the late 1950s and '60s are many an enthusiast's pride and joy. Created through the ingenuity of Ferdinand Porsche, brought to the brink of series production by Hitler's Nazis and rescued from oblivion by the British after the war, the Beetle soon developed into a phenomenon under the guardianship of Heinz Nordhoff, the VW boss for two decades. Overwhelmingly successful in over 150 countries across the world, most notably in the USA; when the car finally fell from grace in Europe after Nordhoff's death, it was destined to enjoy a revitalised and lengthy swansong in South America. The legendary Beetle’s intriguing story is unravelled in this fascinating and handsome book.

Volkswagen Beetle by Richard Copping

ISBN: 9781787113015
UPC: 6-36847-01301-1


£40(UK), $60.00(US), 78.00(CAN)



Richard’s enthusiasm for the Volkswagen brand has been virtually life-long. After learning to drive in a Beetle, he spent many years taking his cars to enthusiast shows before turning to judging, a task he still enjoys. During the 1990s he began contributing articles to magazines and currently has a monthly column in a leading VW Camper publication, which makes use of his extensive collection of VW sales brochures. However, his main claim to fame remains the authorship of nearly thirty books about members of the Volkswagen marque, including the Beetle and Bus, as well as the Karmann Ghia and more modern models.

Place of birth: Dewsbury, West Yorkshire • Hometown: (Carnforth) • Nearest city: Carlisle

V5301 • Hardback • 25x25cm • £40 • 176 pages • 280 pictures • ISBN: 978-1-787113-01-5 • UPC: 6-36847-01301-1

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