Battle for the Beetle

by Karl Ludvigsen

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The untold story of the post-war battle for Adolf Hitler's giant Volkswagen factory and the Porsche-designed car that became an icon for generations around the globe.

Contents:
● Foreword by Ivan Hirst
● Introduction
● Birth of a Menace
● Beetles in Warpaint
● The Factory and its Survival
● Britain Meets the Beetle
● Assessment by the Americans
● The French Nearly Prevail
● Australia, Belgium, Russia and Other Contenders
● America Rides to the Rescue
● Britain Chances Her Hand
● The Making of a Non-Decision
● Epilogue for a Battle

Car enthusiasts who consider themselves well-read will be absorbed by Ludvigsen's disclosures of the national and company mindsets that affected their respective attitudes toward the radical Volkswagen.

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  • Publisher: Robert Bentley, Inc Publishers
  • ISBN: 0837616956 (0-837-61695-6)
  • ISBN-13: 9780837616957 (978-0-837-61695-7)
  • Format: Paperback: 482 pages
  • Date Published: 2000

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