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02 Dec

Another publication from Volkswagen for free download. Sorry, haven´t found an english translation. Main topic is the history of the Volkswagen plant in Braunschweig that evolved from the “Vorwerk”


21 Sep

VW provides a couple of very interessting books in pdf format.
Ivan Hirst Volkswagen Chronik STO Ă  KdF 1943-1945 Zwei Jahre Volkswagenwerk Das Werk der Briten
Überleben in Angst Olga und Piet

These books are available in english language also.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 411 VW there is the first brochure for download:
VW 411

23 Jul

Drews CabrioletThese pictures show the Drews convertible. Drews was a little factory in Wuppertal, Germany. Although the car could be ordered in official Volkswagen dealerships, only 150 of these cars were built. The first and the second picture may be taken at a Motoshow in Rheydt 1949, where the car was presented for the first time.

Only the chassis and a few other parts were taken from the beetle. The rest especially the aluminium body was hand made and took 1000 hours of work.

Drews Cabriolet Drews Cabriolet Prospekt
Interessting links:

17 Jul

This is an internal report of Vauxhall motors from 1947. They investigated a type 11 & type 51.This report was made shortly after the BIOS report, but wasn´t part of it. The part of the BIOS report made by Humber is referenced in the text. read more »

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