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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 … Continue reading






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Classic VW Toys and Collectibles

Classic Volkswagens by Yat Ming Yat Ming is a Hong Kong based manufacturer of die-cast cars.  Unlike companies such as Matchbox that specialize in making toys, Yat Ming produces realistic models of classic cars for collectors.  Currently they have several 1/18th … Continue reading






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VW Beetle and Karmann Ghia Books

Service and Maintenance Manuals for the VW Beetle and Karmann Ghia Volkswagen Beetle and Karmann Ghia Service Manual, Type 1: 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969   Volkswagen Official Service Manual Super Beetle, Beetle and Karmann Ghia 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, … Continue reading






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The Project Car – 1974 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Coupe

The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia was a childhood favorite of mine.  I clearly remember playing the game “Slug Bug” (also known as Punch Buggy, Punch Dub, etc) as a child.  For those of you of a younger generation, the classic VW … Continue reading






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Classic Volkswagens on beyondme.com

I’m excited to be joining the Beyond Me team as a contributor in the area of classic cars, more specifically, classic Volkswagen air cooled vehicles.  The purpose of these entries will be to share my understanding and experience with classic VW … Continue reading






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