Authors: Andrea & David Sparrow, Hardbound, 96 Pages, ISBN: 9781874105787, 1st Edition, 1997
There are few motor car manufacturers that can lay claim to a success story like that of the Volkswagen Beetle. There are even less that can boast two such stories. Yet the second Volkswagen model - known variously as the Type 2, the Transporter, the Bus and the Bulli - made quite a name for itself over its thirty-plus years of production.
Now approaching its half-century, the Type 2 in all its forms still commands respect for its ruggedness, longevity and versatility, and has many thousands of fans all over the world. Some are also Beetle fanatics. Some have a particular interest in the earlier Split-window examples, or in the later Bay-windows. The last of the Transporters - the Wedge - commands a following, too.
The beauty of the Transporter was that it could be so many things - delivery van, minibus, camper, or a mixture of all of them. Like the Beetle, the Bus will be around for a long time to come.