The First Beetle: Resurrecting A 1938 Prototype by Christian GrundmannThe First Beetle: Resurrecting A 1938 Prototype by Christian Grundmann

The First Beetle: Resurrecting A 1938 Prototype

byChristian Grundmann, Axel Struwe, Clauspeter Becker

Hardcover | August 15, 2015

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When the discovery of this prototype of the VW 38 was posted on an internet forum, the international Beetle scene went wild. For the experienced VW restorers Traugott and Christian Grundmann there was no question: The first "Splitty" would become the centerpiece of their exquisite old-timer collection. The VW 38's condition may have been shocking, but it was not beyond hope. Supported by a brilliant team of welders, upholsterers, painters, mechanics and VW enthusiasts from around the world, they managed to give the dear little Beetle a complete makeover.
Traugott Grundmann and his son Christian have a little piece of paradise in the Weser Hills: they have created their very own automobile museum for one of the most exclusive Volkswagen collections in the world. More than 50 old-timers, including many one-offs and special models, are displayed in all their splendor in Hessisch Oldendorf...
Title:The First Beetle: Resurrecting A 1938 PrototypeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:144 pages, 11.26 × 8.5 × 0.76 inPublished:August 15, 2015Publisher:Delius Klasing Verlag GMbHLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3768838501

ISBN - 13:9783768838504

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Editorial Reviews

The photography is first rate, and combined with the plethora of period archival material, reveal some details of these very early cars that have been undocumented to this point.