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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
17th edition
The Classic repair manual geared towards a non-technical reader
1-56261-343-X
How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive
John Muir
John Muir Publications
18th edition
The Classic repair manual geared towards a non-technical reader
1-56261-480-0
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
Small Wonder
Walter Henry Nelson
Robert Bentley
Good historical information 0-8376-0147-9
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.  
How to Make an Old Porsche Fly
Craig Richter
1982 by PORCO Enterprises
200 page performance handbook for 356/912 and air-cooled VWs.  

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Thanks to Jason McDaniel for his contributions to this page.

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