Books About Classic Air-Cooled Volkswagens

From 1936 in Germany until approximately 1980 in the USA, Volkswagen manufactured it’s entire line of automobiles (das auto) with an air-cooled boxer engine.  The air-cooled motor is distinct from its water (i.e., radiator) cooled cousin in that it uses engine tin combined with adequate air flow to cool the engine.  The classic Type 1 – Beetle (and bigger brother the Super Beetle), Type 2 – Transporter (also known as Van, Bus, etc.), Karmann Ghia, Type 3 and Type 4 all came equipped with an air-cooled motor.  These classic automobiles remain popular to this day.  Parts, tools, equipment, and reference materials are easily available for purchase on the internet.  Here’s a handful of my favorites:

 Bentley Volkswagen Beetle and Karmann Ghia Service Manual – 1966-69

 Bentley Volkswagen Beetle and Karmann Ghia Service Manual – 1970-1979

 Bentley Volkswagen Station Wagon / Bus Service Manual – 1968-79

 How to Rebuild Your Volkswagen Air-Cooled Engine

 The Volkswagen Super Beetle Handbook – A Restoration Guide for 1971-1974

 Volkswagen Air-Cooled, 1949-1969 – Chilton Total Car Care Series

 Volkswagen Air-Cooled, 1970-1981 – Chilton Total Car Care Series

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