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Type 1 Books
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Cover Title - Author - Publisher Comments ISBN
Repair Manuals

Volkswagen Owner's Service Manual
Floyd Clymer
Clymer Publications
Includes information for Beetle, Ghia, and Type 2  
Volkswagen Owner's Handbook
Floyd Clymer
Clymer Publications
1957 Edition  

Volkswagen Owner's Handbook
Floyd Clymer
Clymer Publications
1961 Edition  
Volkswagen Owner's Handbook
Floyd Clymer
Clymer Publications
1962 Edition  

Volkswagen Service Manual
Floyd Clymer
Clymer Publications
Good general repair manual for Beetle and Karmann Ghia  

Volkswagen Owner's Service Manual
Floyd Clymer
Clymer Publications
Good general repair manual for Beetle and Karmann Ghia  
Volkswagen Owners Handbook
Floyd Clymer
Floyd Clymer Publications
9th Revised edition
1967 and earlier Bug and Ghia
 

Fix your Volkswagen
Larry Johnson

 
Good light repair manual for Beetle and Type 3  

Fix your Volkswagen
Jud Purvis
 
Good light repair manual for Beetle  

VW 1300 & 1500 Technical Manual
Henry Elfrink
Henry Elfrink Automotive
1967 edition.  Covers Beetle and Karmann Ghia  
Volkswagen Workshop Manual
Scientific Publications
Scientific Publications
Covering series 1100, 1200, 1200A, 1300, 1500.  Great Australian technical manual, many exploded diagrams.  
VW Beetle from 1968
P. Harris
Intereurope Ltd
1200, 1300, 1500, 1600 engines, covers Beetle, Karmann Ghia, and Type 181 901610-35-6
Volkswagen 1200 & 1200A
Intereurope Ltd
1964-1967  
VW Workshop Manual
Scientific Publications
Scientific Publications
Covers Beetles up to January 1959  
VW Workshop Manual
Scientific Publications
Scientific Publications
Covers Beetles up to January 1960  
  Volkswagen Owner's Handbook
David Vincent
Clymer Publications
Revised 12th edition, includes 1970 and earlier models  
Volkswagen Owner's Handbook
Floyd Clymer
Clymer Publications
Revised 10th edition, includes 1968 and earlier models  
  Volkswagen Owner's Handbook
Floyd Clymer
Clymer Publications
Revised 6th edition, includes 1964 and earlier models  
VW Repair and Tune-up Guide
Chilton Book Company
All models including Super Beetle 1949-1971 0-8019-5624-2
Beetle Owners Workshop Manual
Autobook 750
Kenneth Ball
1954-67
Beetle 1200, 1200A, 1300, 1500,
KG 1200, 1300, 1500
0 85147 133 1
Volkswagen Service Manual
Bentley Publishers
Model Years 1966-1969, Beetle and Karmann Ghia.  The official manual. 0-8376-0416-8
VW 1200 Owner's Service Manual
Gute Fahrt magazine
Verlag Delius+ Klasing & Co
1965 German 2nd print
   
P. Olyslager
Motor Manuals
1961 Edition  


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All About the Volkswagen
Henry Elfrink
Henry Elfrink Publications
Copyright 1958, this is one of the best period Volkswagen books ever published.  Elfrink knew the Volkswagen market and history, he is a good writer, easy to understand and includes many pictures. The first hundred and thirty or so pages are about the stock mechanical aspects of the car.  The last sixty pages list monthly changes to the Beetle.  There are about ten pages on industrial engines, then a detailed high performance section which includes a Dietz dual carburetor setup, Judson supercharger, and ink on the Okrasa kit.  The last section in the book covers VW and Porsche powered aircraft.
Review by Lind
 
Souping the Volkswagen
Ford Clymer Publications
Published in 1959  
All About the Volkswagen
Henry Elfrink
Henry Elfrink Automotive
1962 edition.  Covers Beetle and Karmann Ghia  

All About the Volkswagen
Henry Elfrink
Henry Elfrink Automotive
1964 edition.  Covers Beetle and Karmann Ghia  

The Volkswagen Inside Out
compiled by Klaus Peter Heim
Delius, Klasing, and Co.
#3, copyright 1961.  Collection of articles from "Gute Fahrt" Magazine 150 070 20
"Beetle Owner's Survival Manual" by Jim Tyler
Osprey Publishing, 2000.
143 Pages.

 
Maintenance manual, restoration, etc.. 1-85532-972-7
VW-Käfer
By Peter Kurze
Delius Klasing, Germany 2003
   
Käfer-Zeiten
Edwin Baaske
Deluis Klasing, Germany 2004
   
VW
Er laüft und laüft und laüft...
By Jürgen Schlegelmilch
Heel, Germany 2004
   
Die Käfer-Chronik
By Bernd Wiersch
Deluius Klasing, Germany 2005
   
Mythos VW Käfer
By Patrick Lesueur
Heel, 2001 France
   
VW Käfer & New Beetle
Von der Autolegende aum Desingnobjekt
Meyers Lexikonverlag, Germany 1999
   
Der Käfer
Eine Dokumentation IV
Motor Buch Verlag
Germany 1998
   
Sofort Helfer
VW 1200/1300/1500 Kafer
Karmann Ghia
by Dieter Korp
   
Sofort Helfer
1500 (bis July '66)/1600
Variant/Karmann Ghia
by Dieter Korp
   
Volkswagen 1300, 1300A, 1500
From 1965
By Russek
  0901610097
Bentley Manual
Super Beetle, Beetle, and Karmann Ghia
1970-79
  0837600960
VW Beetle from 1968 1200, 1300, 1302, 1302S, 1600US Special, Karmann-Ghia 181 Cross Country Jeep
Intereurope Workshop Manual 157
Workshop Manual for Volkswagen Beetle 1200, 1300, 1500, 1600 c.c Engine -- including Karman Ghia and Type 181, From 1968
Compiled and written by P. Harris
intereurope
December 1971
 
Clymer VW Beetle
1961-79 Shop Manual
Clymer Publications
Copyright 1979
5th edition, 3rd printing
0-89287-144-X
Clymer VW Beetle
1961-79 Shop Manual
Clymer Publications
Copyright 1982
15th printing
0-89287-144-X
Haynes Beetle & Ghia Copyright 2006
#96008
1-85010-729-7
Haynes Beetle 70-74  Copyright 1989
#159
1-85696-645-2
Caring for Your Volkswagen
George Botond-Bolics
Tancsics-Publishing, Budapest, 1969
TN-1288-6971 g (68.3724)
311 Pages, 266 illustrations
Hungarian language
 
VW Kafer 1968 - tól Korrekt Nyomdaipari Kft.
Budapest
200 Pages
Hungarian language
 
VW Bogár Javítás, Karbantartás Autodata javítási kézikönyv
Maróti - Godai Könyvkiadó
Budapest, 1994
257 Pages
Hungarian language
963 85209 3 0
VW Kafer all Modelle
Jetzt Mache ich ihn Schneller
Gert Hack, Dieter Korp
Motorbuch Verlag,,Stuttgart
222 Pages
3-87943-046-2 (117987)
Picture/Reference/History

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Der KDF Wagen von A bis Z
Volkswagenwerk Berlin
Ahead of it's time for printing quality.
Submitted by Carlos Guzman
 

Baja Bugs
H.P. Books
   

VW Beetle Cabriolet
Keith Seume
Bay View Books
Picture book  

The Volkswagen Beetle
David Hodges
Picture book  

Volkswagen Beetle Picture book  
Volkswagen Guide
Bill Carroll
Sports Car Press
History and owner tips  
The Little Red Volks
L.C. Barringer, E. Hollingworth
Southport Press, Inc. 1963
 
Children's story  
Battle for the Beetle
Karl Ludvigsen
Bentley Publishers
"The untold story of the post-war battle for Adolf Hitler's gian Volkswagen Factory and the Porsche-designed car that became an icon for generations around the globe." 0-8376-0071-5
Bug
Phil Patton
Simon & Schuster
"The Strange Mutations of the
World's Most Famous Automobile"
0-7432-0242-2
Beetle: Chronicles of the People's Car
Robin Read, editor
Haynes Publishing Group
Black & White picture book 0-85429-649-2
Beetle: VW's Little Giant
Publications International, Ltd.
Photographic history of the Beetle 0-7853-3152-2
"My Bug: For everyone who owned, loved or shared a VW Beetle...true tales of the car that defined a generation" edited by Michael J. Rosen
Artisan-a division of Workman Publishing Company, 1999).
159 Pages.
Hundreds of stories & photos submitted by Beetle owners. 1-57965-135-6
"Think Small: the story of those Volkswagen Ads" by Frank Rowsome, Jr.
The Stephen Greene Press, 1970.
128 Pages.
Features the famous DDB (Doyle, Dane, Bernbach) VW ad campaign that began in 1959; illustrated with 42 ads. 0-8289-0120-1

"The Beetle: Celebration of the World's Favorite Car" by Keith Seume
Thunder Bay Press, 2001.
416 Pages.
 
Largely a picture book with technical specifications of VW Beetle models from the 1934 NSU Volksauto Prototype (from the Automuseum Wolfsburg collection) to the 1998 New Beetle. Some historical information as well. 1-57145-565-5
Typen Compass
VW Personenwagen seit 1945
Band 1
by Halwart Schrader
Joachim Kuch
  3613021056
Typen Compass
VW Personenwagen seit 1945
Band 2
by Halwart Schrader
Joachim Kuch
  3613021862
VW Beetle
by Jonathan Wood
  1-899870-26-1
VW Kafer & Co.
Fotoalbum
1938-78
by Walter Richter & Oliver Zinnkann
  393551736X
Die Edel-Kafer
by Bernd Wiersch
  978-3-7688-1971-8
VW Kafer
einschliesslich Karmann-Ghia
by Jonathan Wood
   
VW Kafer Cabrio
1949-80
Schrader-Motor-Chronik Series
   
Air-cooled Volkswagens
By Colin Burnham
   
Volkswagens of the World
by Simon Glen
  1903706939
Volkswagen Model History
by Joachim Kuch
  1859606458
Das Grosse VW-Cabrio-Buch
by Lars Dohmann & Jost Niemeier
German language 3-89365-315-5
Volkswagen Cephesi 1933-1949
by Sencer Uneri
Turkish language 978-605-125-174-5
VW Beetle Convertible
Karmann-Ghia / Rometsch
1949 - 1980
Author : Walter Zeichner
Schiffer Publishing Ltd.
English version 1989
  0-88740-168-6
VW Beetle
Type 1 & The New Generation by William Boddy
Osprey Expert Histories
141 Pages
 
1 85532 885 2
VW BEETLE
by Clive Prew
Smithmark Publishers Inc. 1993
Printed in Hong Kong
Large Size, History & Color Picture Book 0-8317-9169-1
Custom Beetle
by Mike Key
Osprey Automotive 1994
Printed in Great Britain
Color Picture / Owner's Book 1-85532-463-6

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