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Type 2 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
1961 Edition  
Volkswagen Transporter 1954-67 Autobook
Kenneth Ball
AutoPress LTD
Good all-around manual 0 85147 134 X
Volkswagen Transporter 1968-71 Autobook
Kenneth Ball
AutoPress LTD
Good all-around manual  
Autobook #733
By Kenneth Ball
1600cc-1700cc
1968-1973
This is the same content as the 68-71 Kenneth Ball/Autopress book, updated in 1973 to add 2 years with a new cover. Good all-around book with useful illustrations. 0 85147 381 4
Volkswagen Transporter Owner's Handbook
Floyd Clymer
Clymer Publications
1962 and earlier models  
Volkswagen Transporter Owner's Handbook
Floyd Clymer
Clymer Publications
Good all-around manual, could use more pictures.  
Volkswagen Transporter Owner's Handbook
Floyd Clymer
Clymer Publications
1961 and earlier models  
Volkswagen Transporter Owner's Handbook
David Vincent
Clymer Publications
Revised edition, covers all Type 2  
VW Transporter, 1961-1979 Shop Manual
Eric Jorgensen
Clymer Publications
Sixth Edition. Better than nothing. Well illustrated. 0-89287-277-2
Volkswagen Type 2 Transporter Series 1200-1600 Shop Manual Covers buses up to '71. Spotty info on some subjects, excellent on others. Good all-around manual.  
Volkswagen Service Repair Handbook, Transporter 1961-1974
Eric Jorgensen
Clymer Publications
Good general book, could use more specifics.  
VW Transporter Owner's Workshop Manual
Autobooks Team
Booklands Books, Limited
Reprint of Volkswagen Transporter Autobook above 1 85520 1976

VW Transporter 1972 -1979
Haynes
   
Volkswagen Workshop Manual
Scientific Publications
Scientific Publications
1971. Great Australian technical manual, many exploded diagrams. 85566-0295
Volkswagen Workshop Manual
Scientific Publications
Scientific Publications
Series 1200, 1500, 1600, 1954-1972, Great Australian technical manual, many exploded diagrams. 85566-0295
36 hp and 40 hp VW Tranporters
Scientific Publications
Scientific Publications
1967, Australian  
Owner's Service Manual
Volkswagenwerk Aktiengesellschaft
1964 Repair and Maintenance of the Split Bus  
VW Service Manual
Volkswagenwerk Aktiengesellschaft
Repair and Maintenance of the 1968-1970 Type 2  
Intereurope Repair Manual for Transporter, 1967-1979 Lots of useful photos and diagrams 0-85666-038-8

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Wilson's Book of Caravans
Wilson
Unknown, 1972
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Listing of Campers available in 1972
Provided by Andre
 
Picture/Reference/History
VW Transporter and Microbus
Specification Guide 1950-1967
David Eccles
The Crowood Press
  1-861260-509-3
VW Transporter and Microbus Specification Guide 1967-1979
Vincent Molenaar and Alexander Prinz
The Crowood Press
  1-86126-765-7
Volkswagen Split Screen Transporter Specification, Modification, & Optional Extras
David Eccles & Alex Ellis, editors
Unity Print Limited
Excellent information, this edition is out of print but the latest edition is available at the NEATO website.  
Original VW Bus
Laurence Meredith
Bay View Books
Excellent source of info for buses 1949 to 1979. Very good photos and descriptions of interiors, engines, paint schemes, accessories, and variants of buses. This book is a must for any serious bus fanatic. 1 870979 84 2
Volkswagen Bus Camper Van 1954-1967
Compiled by R. M. Clarke
Booklands Books Limited
Interesting compilation of articles, road tests, etc. 1 870642 21X
VW Bus Custom Handbook
Laurence Meredith
Bay View Books
Good information on customizing, many color photos. 1 870979 47 8
VW Bus
Malcolm Bobbitt
Veloce Publishing PLC
Good book, many photos, not much detail. 1 874105 74 X
VW Transporter/Bus 1949-1967
Walter Zeichner
Schiffer Publishing, LTD.
Many reprints of early advertising, some comparison against other period automobiles. 3-922617-09-3
Model Commercial Vehicles
Cecil Gibson
The Viking Press, 1971
Toy book featuring only diecast commercial vehicles from Dinky, Matchbox, Corgi, Tekno, and many more.  Cool book for toy collectors. 670-48245-5
VW Bus, the First 50 Years 1949-1999
Keith Seume with Michael Steinke
Bay View Books
  1-901432-26-2
VW Bus
Laurence Meredith
Sutton Publishing Ltd.
A photographic history of transport, all black & white. 0-7509-2201-X
VW Transporter, the Complete Story
Laurence Meredith
The Crowood Press
  1-86126-159-4
P. Olyslager
Motor Manuals
1961 Edition  
Volkswagen Transporter
The legendary Type 2, 1950-82
Laurence Meredith
  1-86126-805-X
Volkswagen Model History
by Joachim Kuch
  1859606458
Non Fiction Travel

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Safari for 7
Thea B. Van Halsema
Baker Book House, 1967
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Hard cover true travel story published in 1967 of a European road trip taken by a mother, father and five children during 1962 in an early 1963 Tourist Delivery Bus. Good read with pictures.
Provided by Ed & Cheryl McLaughlin
 

Pleasure by the Busload
Emily Kimbrough
Harper and Bros.
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Interesting story.  

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