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The Volkswagen Type 3


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Chapter 1 TypologiesChapter 2 ScriptsChapter 3 IdentificationChapter 4 The OptionsChapter 5 AccessoriesChapter 6 PrototypesChapter 7 The BeginningChapter 8 1961 to 1965Chapter 9 1966 to 1969Chapter 10 1970 to 1973Chapter 11 The Karmann Type 34Chapter 12 Australian Type 3sChapter 13 South African Type 3sChapter 14 The Panel VansChapter 15 Brazilian Types 103-109Chapter 16 Brazilian Type 145 TCChapter 17 Brazilian SP-2Chapter 18 Brazilian Type 30Chapter 19 Type 3 in MotorsportChapter 20 The Aborted Model

About the Author

Simon Glen has owned 25 different Volkswagens seven of which were Type 3s (five Variants, a 1500 Notchback and a 1500S Karmann*Ghia). These cars have been owned and used in southern Africa, western Africa, Europe Australia and New Zealand.The Variants were used for long haul travel in remote parts of Africa. Areas where service and parts are sparse and where these tough little VWs survived rough roads, confrontations with rebel guerilla fighters and elephants. Currently Simon drives and camps in a Volkswagen T6 Transporter.


A colourful story. Classic Cars It's nice to see a book that is so complete on the Beetle's often ignored cousin. Classic & Sports Car (UK) The book is packed with a multitude of fascinating photographs (even if they are rather small) plus artwork to support the comprehensive text, providing a treasure trove of information for the Volkswagen enthusiast and showing why the Type 3s are so sought after. Classic Car Weekly a fascinating insight into the history and production of these classic cars. Volkswagen Driver A highly educational work illustrated with many interesting photographs. Wonderful! Oldtimer Magazine/ Dreamcar Magazine It's a fascinating story, illustrated with some great photos of prototypes and design proposals ... Although of primary interest to the many VW enthusiasts out there, I definitely enjoyed reading this book. Classic driver (monthly) It really must be considered as essential reading for owners and enthusiasts of such vehicles. This could just be the definitive book on the subject. tkc (Totalkitcar); The 160-page hardback book is copiously illustrated including various prototypes- and I don't think I have ever seen a photo of Mr & Mrs Wilhelm Karmann before either- so that this is an unmissable compendium for lovers of the rugged Type 3 VW's and followers or automotive history alike.- Big End/All Torque. Simon Glen's book is the best source of information on all aspects if the Type 3 and a very welcome addition to literature for the Volkswagen community. It is essential reading for all Type 3 owners and enthusiast and should be of great interest to all Volkswagen aficionados. - Norm Mort.

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