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Cover Title - Author - Publisher Comments ISBN
Repair Manuals
Road Baron Service Repair Handbook for Volkswagen
Clymer Publications
Older general repair manual  

Chilton's Volkswagen 1949-1971
Chilton Book Company
Good general repair manual 0-8019-5796-6

Chilton's Volkswagen 2
Chilton Book Company
Second Edition
Copyright 1975
Good general repair manual 0-8019-6314-1

Volkswagen Chilton's Repair and Tune-up guide
Chilton Book Company
Good general repair manual 0-8019-5624-2
Fix Your Volkswagen
Jud Purvis
The Goodheart-Wilcox Co., Inc.
1960 edition  
How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive
John Muir
John Muir Publications
The Classic repair manual geared towards a non-technical reader  
How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive
John Muir
John Muir Publications
1981 edition, 25th printing
The Classic repair manual geared towards a non-technical reader
0-912528-16-8
Glenn's Volkswagen Repair and Tune-up Guide
Harold T. Glenn
Chilton Books
3rd printing - 1965
Good general repair manual  
Simplified Tune Up Instructions
1965 - 1971 Volkswagens
XYZYX Information Corporation
Good tune up guide  
Peterson's Complete Volkswagen
3rd Book
Peterson Publishing Company
Copyright 1973
0-8227-0023-9
Fix Your VW by Larry Johnson Copyright 1978 0-87006-253-0
Picture/Reference/History
Volkswagen, Then, Now, and Forever
Terry Shuler
Beeman Jorgenson, Inc.
  0-929758-12-9
Small Wonder
Walter Henry Nelson
Little, Brown, and Co.
Good historical information  
Small Wonder
Walter Henry Nelson
Little, Brown, and Co.
Good historical information 67-21052
Think small
Various authors
Volkswagen of America
Cartoons 36-00-05371
Volkswagen Customs and Classics
David A. Fetherston
Motor Books, Intl.
Picture book 0-87938-984-2
Volkswagen: A week at the Factory
Peter Keetman
Chronicle Books
Artwork based on Volkswagen factory - neat! 0-8118-0268-X
Vintage Volkswagens
Flat 4 Project
Chronicle Books
Picture book, good information for "correct" vehicles 0-87701-357-8
Volkswagen Chronicle
Graham Robson
Publications, International Ltd.
Good all-around Volkswagen history book, somewhat brief on specifics but a lot of photos and information. 0-7853-1599-3
Classic Volkswagens
Colin Burnham
Osprey Publishing
Picture book 0-85045-812-9
The Porsche and VW Companion
Kenneth Ullyett
Stanley Paul & Co., Ltd.
1962 edition. Part history, part service information.  
Volkswagen Cars & Trucks
Keith Seume
MBI Publishing Co.
Fairly low quality black & white photo book. 0-7603-0982-5
How to Drive a Volkswagen
Floyd Clymer
Clymer Publications
   
Nine Lives Later
Dan Post
Motor Era Books
Historical book about VW 0-911160-42-6
California Look VW
Keith Seume
 
A picture type of book with tons of photos.  
A Brief Illustrated History
Volkswagenwerk AG
1979 972.821.031.20
Jokeswagen Book
Charles Preston, editor
Random House
Humorous  
The Jolly Green Volkswagen 1969 Dealer giveaway book  
Just the Facts
Bob Cropsey
   
Road & Track on Volkswagen 1951-1968
Brooklands Books, England, 1986
This paperback book is a 96 page collection of reprints of 35 Road & Track articles over a 17 year period. 0-948207-60-4
Technical
Volkswagen
Piet Olyslager
The Sunday Times, 1961
Cars from 1954, Utility Vehicles from 1955, Karmann Ghia from 1955  
Standard Catalog of VW, 1946-2004
John Gunnell
KP Books
Technical info by year. 0-87349-761-9
VW Body Work
Dave Tabler
Clymer Publications
1978 edition, does not contain any modern body work techniques 0-89287-228-4
Volkswagen Model Documentation
Joachim Kuch
Robert Bentley Publishers
Beetle to 412, including Transporter (Boxer engine models). Black & white photos. 0-8376-0078-2
Tuning Volkswagens
Peter Noad
Interauto Book Company
Engine tuning 85113 075 5
Simplified Tune-up Instructions 1968 Volkswagen
XYZYX Information Corporation
Good tune-up information  
Simplified Tune-up Instructions 1970 Volkswagen
XYZYX Information Corporation
Good tune-up information  
How to Rebuild your Volkswagen Air-cooled Engine
Tom Wilson
H. P. Books
Good engine information, including rebuild 0-89586-225-5
How to Hotrod Volkswagen Engines
H. P. Books
Older book on how to build a big VW engine.  Good for overall techniques  
The Complete VW Book, No. 2
Miles Schofield, editor
Petersen Publishing Co.
1971 edition, compilation of tech articles, history, and editorial.  

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