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Type 3 Books
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Cover Title - Author - Publisher Comments ISBN
Repair Manuals
Volkswagen 1500 1961-66 Autobook
Kenneth Ball
AutoPress LTD
Good general manual 0-85147-165-X
Volkswagen 1600 Fastback 1965-70 Autobook
Kenneth Ball
AutoPress LTD
Good general manual 0-85147-220-6
The 1600 Model Owners Handbook, Revised Edition Autobook
David Vincent
Ford Clymer
   
The 1500 Model Owner's Handbook
Floyd Clymer
Clymer Publications
Good general manual  
The 1600 Model Owner's Handbook
Floyd Clymer
Clymer Publications
Good general manual  
Squareback & Fastback 1962-1973 Shop Manual
Floyd Clymer
Clymer Publications
Good general manual 0-89287-039-7
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Volkswagen Type 3 Technical Manual
Henry Elfrink
Henry Elfrink Automotive
The one that says "Volkswagen 1500 & 1600 Technical manual"  (Elfrink01.jpg) is the 1st edition, copyright 1966 (304 pages with the 1966 wiring diagram in the back--this is the only foldout diagram in the book).  The Elfrink picture that says "Volkswagen 1600 Technical Manual" (Elfrink02.jpg) on the cover is the 2nd enlarged edition, copyright 1969 (328 pages with the 1966 wiring diagram in color, 1967 wiring diagram in B&W, color coded chassis diagram showing the various lines and guide tubes).  The one that says "Volkswagen type 3 technical manual" (Elfrink03.jpg) on the cover is the 3rd enlarged edition, copyright 1971 (360 pages, 1966 color wiring diagram, 1967 B&W wiring diagram, color chassis diagram with lines and guide tubes, and 1971 wiring diagram w/FI engine).   
VW Fastback Squareback Handbook
John Fitzgerald
Robert Bentley
Good all-around manual 8376 0042 1
VW Type 3 1963-1973
J. H. Haynes
Haynes North America, Inc.
Great manual, available new, you should own it. 0 900550 84 8
Volkswagen Workshop Manual
Scientific Publications
Scientific Publications
Great technical manual, many exploded diagrams. 85566 028 7
Volkswagen Workshop Manual
Scientific Publications
Scientific Publications
1968 edition. Great technical manual, many exploded diagrams.  

Fix your Volkswagen
Larry Johnson

 
Good light repair manual for Beetle and Type 3  
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Bill Stone
Sports Car Press Ltd.
Library of Congress #66-21738
A neat little book.  It has a small section on maintenance but is otherwise a guide on how to drive and keep your 1600.  There is a section on the history of the VW and T3 and an explanation of the various systems at work in the car. There is an accessories section in the back.  
german-manual.jpg (26040 bytes) Jetzt Helfe Ich Mir Selbst
Dieter Korp.
This is a neat German language Type 3 manual, the title roughly translates to "now I help myself"  Published by  Dieter Korp, copyright 1964, this is the 1967 edition. The front cover has a trouble shooting fold out flow chart.  The back cover has a fold out color wiring diagram. It is for the 1964 1500S model and shows the pushbutton dash.   
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Volkswagenwerk
Published in 1966 by Volkswagenwerk Aktiengesellschaft, printed in German  in Nov. 1966.  Uses many of the same pictures in the dealers Workshop Manual. "This manual is technically correct for vehicles manufactured from August 1965 to August 1966 and because Volkswagen believes in the system of progressive refinements instead of frequent radical model changes, most of the details in this book also apply to earlier and later model Volkswagens"   
intereurope01.jpg (23532 bytes) intereurope02.jpg (22116 bytes) Intereurope Workshop Manual 139
Intereurope Ltd.
These two manuals are identical in content.  The only difference is the cover.  The 01.jpg is bound in a vinyl cover, while the 02.jpg is paperbound.  They are copyright by Intereurope Ltd, January 1971.   
VW 1500/1600 Fastback, Squareback & Variant
Peter Russek Glovebox Series 30
Drake Publishers Inc.
Glovebox sized repair manual with technical detail and information, and over one hundred diagrams and illustrations. 87749-375-8
VW Fuel Injection Technical Manual
Henry Elfrink
Henry Elfrink Automotive
1969 edition, covers Type 3  
VW Fuel Injection Technical Manual
Henry Elfrink
Henry Elfrink Automotive
1972 edition, covers Type 3, 411, and Porsche 914  
VW 1500/1600 Workshop Manual, 1963-1972
Drake Publishers
  87749397-9
Official VW Service Manual
Fastback & Squareback 1968-1973
Robert Bentley, Inc.
Everyone should own a Bentley manual. 0-8376-0057-X
Volkswagen Owner's Handbook
Floyd Clymer
Clymer Publications
1962 Edition  
Volkswagen 1500 en 1600
Zuid-Hollandsche Uitgevers Mij
Dutch maintenance guide  
Sofort Helfer
1500 (bis July '66)/1600
Variant/Karmann Ghia
by Dieter Korp
   
Air-cooled Volkswagens
By Colin Burnham
   
Volkswagen Model History
by Joachim Kuch
  1859606458
Die Grossen VW
by H.-G. Mayer-Stein
German language 3-9803665-0-2
VW Karmann-Ghia
Schnittige VWs aus Osnabrueck
  3-926917-03-2

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