Small Wonder : The Amazing Story of the Volkswagen Beetle

by Walter Henry Nelson

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A highly-detailed account of the development and subsequent success of the Beetle, including much behind-the-scenes information. Originally published in 1965 and updated by the author in 1970, Small Wonder focuses on the history of Volkswagen from its inception to 1970. With this edition, Walter Henry Nelson wrote a new introduction which helps the reader to understand the relevance of the book to our times, in light of the release of the New Beetle. Also new to this edition are expanded appendices including retail information for all Volkswagen models through 1997 and an updated how-to-tell-the age of your Beetle chart.

● The Years of Preparation
● Hitler and The Changed Atmosphere
● The Nazis Lay Their Plans
● The War Years
● Years of Improvisation
● Nordhoff and The New Beginning
● The Years of Fulfillment
● Coals to Newcastle
● Detroit Meets The Beetles
● A Matter of Taste
● Volkslore
● From Wolfsburg with Love
● Craftsmanship and The New Cars
● Postscript 1970: Transition Toward Tomorrow

● Production
● Sales, Including Exports
● U.S. Registrations
● Capital Investments, Personnel, Payroll
● Introduction of Volkswagenwerk"s Various Models
● Production Milestones
● VWoA Retail Sales History through 1997
● History of the Volkswagen Beetle (Type I)
● How to Tell the Age of a Volkswagen

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  • Publisher: Robert Bentley, Inc Publishers
  • ISBN: 0837601479 (0-837-60147-9)
  • ISBN-13: 9780837601472 (978-0-837-60147-2)
  • Format: Softcover, 380 pages
  • Date Published: 1998


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