Book Review – The Complete Book of Classic Volkswagens

The Complete Book of Classic Volkswagens

If you are, or someone you know is, into Volkswagens.  The Complete Book of Classic Volkswagens is the book for you and an essential part of your library.

288 pages including 500 photos and illustrations fill this book with tons of information about Beetles, Microbuses, Karmann Ghias and even Things.

John Gunnell is the author that put all this together to give the reader a comprehensive and colorful history of one of the most popular imported car manufacturers in America.  A prolific writer, Gunnell has authored 85 books about cars and has over 40 years of experience in the classic car industry.

The entire Volkswagen history is chronicled in the book from the origins of the Beetle in the late 1930’s to its entire family of Type 2 vans, pickups, campers, the Type 113 “Super Beetle”, the Thing and more.

Just looking at the cover of the book and its classic colors gives you that VW feeling.

With chapters separating each of the models and describing the history of each model by each year, the The Complete Book of Classic Volkswagens serves as a great read for avid fans as well as those interested but not yet familiar on the topic of VWs.

Find this book and more at

The Complete Book of Classic Volkswagens by John Gunnell
Beetles, Microbuses, Things, Karmann Ghias, and More
Author: John Gunnell
Format: Hardback, 272 Pages
ISBN: 9780760349878
Illustrations: 300 color & 200 b/w photos
Size: 9.75 in x 12 in
Published: June 1, 2017
Publisher: Motorbooks

Available at:  Amazon – The Complete Book of Classic Volkswagens


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