Written by Malcolm Bobbitt – whose companion Volkswagen titles cover the Karmann Ghia coupé and convertible, and possibly the greatest classic of all time, the VW Bus – this new edition of Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet chronicles the history of this practical and sought after convertible Beetles from the classic era.
The author traces the Beetle Cabrio’s ancestry from its pre-war origins, following its development through to 1980, by which time more than 330,000 examples had been built, and up to the present day, when the New Beetle cabriolet continues to be in strong demand worldwide.
As VW’s engineering quality has ensured a very high survival rate, this book is also a guide to Beetle Cabrio ownership, providing buying advice, specifications, and information on customising. Includes a chapter devoted to the New Beetle.
• The full story of the Beetle Cabriolet (convertible)
• Mainly bodied by Karmann Ghia, the original convertible has a long and fascinating history
• Amongst all the Beetle models built over the years, Cabriolets, whether Hebmüller or Karmann Ghia, are still favourites for millions of VW enthusiasts
• Contains full details of all the convertible-bodied Beetles from 1948 to 1980
• Includes a chapter on the New Beetles
• Traces development of coachbuilt Beetle cabrios
• Provides model specification, production figures
• Lists Beetle cabrio specialists
• How to live with and enjoy your Beetle Cabrio
• Gives buying advice