New edition of The book of the Beetle Cabriolet!

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  • 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 Hebmuller 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


New edition of The book of the Beetle Cabriolet

New edition of The book of the Beetle Cabriolet

Karmann Ghia built the majority of VW Beetle Cabriolets between 1948 and 1980. Today, these convertible Beetles are much sought after as practical, durable and very attractive classics. Altogether, over 330,000 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolets were built and the quality of their engineering has ensured a very high survival rate. This book is THE essential guide to Beetle Cabriolets, now in an updated and revised new edition. Also includes a chapter on the New Beetle.

About The Author

Malcolm Bobbitt is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has some thirty books to his credit covering a diverse range of topics. Other Volkswagen titles written by him include Karmann Ghia, (also as a German language edition), and the VW Bus book, both highly acclaimed. A motoring correspondent and contributor to several periodicals, Malcolm has also helped in the making of a number of television motoring programmes and radio broadcasts. Living on the northern edge of the English Lake District, he likes nothing better than being behind the wheel of a classic car.


  • £19.99 UK / $29.95 USA
  • 115 pictures
  • Paperback
  • 250mm H x 207mm W
  • 128 pages
  • ISBN 978-1-845840-74-7
  • UPC 6-36847-04074-1
The Review Comprehensive book following the life of the VW Beetle Convertible. Well-illustrated and full of useful stats. Recommended.