Designed by Ferdinand Porsche, the Volkswagen Type 1 has established itself as an almost perfect technical basis. Simultaneously simple, efficient and robust, the most illustrious of the popular German cars would give birth to many other models. These are derivations of the Beetle, within the same official Volkswagen range, but later also with models from independent manufacturers.
Whether it’s the magnificent Karmann Ghia sports coupe (Type 14 and 34) or the eye-catching Tipo 2 Combi: the soul of the Beetle is always present. This book sheds light on models derived from the Beetle such as the Combi, the Buggy, the 181 or even the Tipo 3 series. Without forgetting the Beetle itself, a true icon in the history of the automobile. Exoticism is also the order of the day with the Brasilia and other 356 Speedster replicas.