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Volkswagen Bus Book (Paperback)

Malcolm Bobbitt

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Paperback. This is the story of VW's timeless classic, the Type 2 Transporter, universally known as the Bus. It is sixty years since the idea of VW's Transporter was conceived by Dutchman Ben Pon aft.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 208 pages. 0.820. Bookseller Inventory # 9781845849955

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Title: Volkswagen Bus Book (Paperback)

Publication Date: 2016

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Edition: 2nd Revised edition.

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This is the story of VW's timeless classic, the Type 2 Transporter, universally known as the "Bus". It is sixty years since the idea of VW's Transporter was conceived by Dutchman Ben Pon after seeing motorized trollies conveying components around the British-managed Wolfsburg factory in the mid-1940s. With blueprints complete by November 1948, the "Bulli" as it was known in Germany went into production a year later. The 100,000th Transporter was built in October 1954, the millionth in 1961 and the 3 millionth in 1971, the total number of vehicles exceeding 6.5 million. The Transporter changed little in concept throughout decades of production, and remained in production in Brazil until very recently, nearly six decades after its postwar German debut.

Researched in incredible detail, this book explores the story of the 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 totally reworked classic is an interesting, highly informative read and a must for any VW enthusiast.

About the Author:

Malcolm Bobbitt is the author of more than thirty marque histories and general automotive books, a number of which have been published as foreign language editions. As a regular contributor to several periodicals and newspapers, his work and photography have appeared worldwide. A member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, Society of Automotive Historians and Society of Authors, Malcolm is acclaimed for his books on Rolls-Royce and Bentley, which include a companion volume on the Silver Spirit and Bentley Mulsanne as well as an Essential Buyer's Guide to the Silver Shadow and T-Series Bentley, both of which are published by Veloce. Other Rolls-Royce and Bentley related titles include histories of the Crewe and Derby factories and a biography of W.O. Bentley.

Married to Jean and living on the northern edge of England's Lake District, Malcolm has an interest in all forms of transport. He also enjoys activities as diverse as public speaking, fell walking, classical music, collecting motoring ephemera and getting behind the wheel of his early British-built Citroen DS.

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