This is the story of VW’s timeless classic, the Type 2 Transporter, universally known as the “Bus”. It is sixty years since the idea of VW’s Transporter was conceived by Dutchman Ben Pon after seeing motorized trollies conveying components around the British-managed Wolfsburg factory in the mid-1940s. With blueprints complete by November 1948, the “Bulli” as it was known in Germany went into production a year later. The 100,000th Transporter was built in October 1954, the millionth in 1961 and the 3 millionth in 1971, the total number of vehicles exceeding 6.5 million. The Transporter changed little in concept throughout decades of production, and remained in production in Brazil until very recently, nearly six decades after its postwar German debut.
Researched in incredible detail, this book explores the story of the VW bus, from early origins through to the present day. This entirely new edition includes details of many of the different camper conversions, and examines the social history and the T2’s evolution. Including full specifications, production figures and buying advice, this totally reworked classic is an interesting, highly informative read and a must for any VW enthusiast.
Wheelspin Magazine, May 2007, UKA truly international vehicle, this is the story of VW’s timeless classic, the Type 2 Transporter, Bus and Camper. From its origins to the present day, the history of this familiar and much-loved vehicle is chronicled in an evocative and detailed style. Another month and another new book from Veloce Books is released. Being in the market for another Volkswagen to go with our 1303 and Golf GTI a book about Type 2s couldn’t have arrived at a better time! Once more Veloce has come up trumps with another great read. Packed with plenty of amazing photos from stock to custom, splittie to wedge, it has everything you need to know about Volkswagen’s versatile vehicle A highly informative read and must for any VW enthusiast. Norm Mort – Freelance