Titel: The Essential Buyers Guide Volkswagon Bus
Autor/en: Richard Copping, Ken Czervenka
The Essential Buyer's Guide.
Veloce Publishing Ltd
19. Februar 2010 - kartoniert - 64 Seiten
Buying a car is an expensive business and mistakes can prove costly financially and in time, effort and stress. Wouldn't it be great if you could take an expert with you? With the aid of this book's step-by-step guidance from a marque specialist, you can! You'll discover all you need to know about the car you want to buy. The unique points system will help you to place the cars value in relation to condition while extensive photographs illustrate the problems to look out for. This is an important investment - don't buy a Volkswagen Bus without this book's help.
Introduction 1- Is it really the right car for you? - Marriage guidance 2 - Cost considerations - Affordable? Or a money pit? 3 - Living with a ... - will it fit your lifestyle? 4 - Before you view - Be well informed 5 - Inspection equipment 6 - 15 minute evaluation - walk away or stay? 7 - Serious evaluation (60 minutes) 8 - Auctions 9 - Paperwork 10 - What s it worth? 11 - Do you really want to restore? 12 - Paint problems - touch up or respray? 13 - Problems with cars that have been underused/stored 14 - The community 15 - Vital statistics Index
Ken Cservenka and Richard Copping are recognised experts when it comes to Volkswagen s incredibly popular Bus. While Ken owns a Bay camper and has worked extensively on such models, Richard has researched the history of the Bus to produce the authoritative book entitled, VW Bus 40 years of Splitties, Bays and Wedges for Veloce. The authors are the joint editors of VW Motoring magazine, Britain s oldest Volkswagen title and regularly prepare features about the Bus. As might already have been implied, both are VW Bus enthusiasts of many years standing.
Review from Australian Classic Car, September 2007 Veloce has now published 13 of these handy pocket size books. Each serves as a useful guide for enthusiasts and assumes that readers will already know a little about older cars. The publications follow a pattern, starting off with the question, "Is this car right for you?" - it's a valid question, since many first-time owners buy with their hearts and not their heads, and live to regret it. Items to watch out for are helpfully divided into a 15-minute evaluation and a more serious investigation examining mechanicals, body, trim and so forth in close detail. The author then compares the various advantages of auctions against private sales before discussing the all important paperwork - after all, you'll want to make sure that the seller actually owns what you are buying. Internet links and tips on where to find spares are helpful as is the list of relevant publications. Put it in your pocket before you start looking. - Review by Paul Guinness for Classic Car Mart, Spring 2006 The great thing about these books is that they really are inexpensive. Just GBP9.99 buys you a copy, and for that you get a 64-page softback title packed with vital information and advice on buying your vehicle of choice. You wouldn't buy these books for their groovy layout, stunning photography or witty text, but to criticise them for that would be to miss the point entirely. They're small enough to fit in your glovebox and to take with you when viewing a classic for sale; and the writing style and layout are so simple and logical that flicking through for on-the-spot information couldn't be easier. In this instance, you'll find a full introduction to VW commercials, plus a history of all three generations covering the period 1950-1990 - from the original split-window Type 2, through the updated bay-window versions and on to the later, squared-off 'Wedges' that are now gaining in popularity. You'll find a chapter on living with these vehicles, a checklist of what to do before you start viewing, plus detailed step-by-step guides of exactly what to look for when examining any derivative. For such a compact book, the level of detail is very impressive. This series is an interesting diversion for Veloce, and one that deserves to do well. It's good to see practical, very affordable titles like this on the market. - Review from Motor Cycling Club, October 2006 Most MCC members have a VW skeleton somewhere in the cupboard. Some still even trial them but most have experienced the people's car from Wolfsburg that was Hitler's brainchild and the Wehrmacht's workhorse, finally given respectability by REME acting for the Allied Control Commission in one way or another. Most of us know the Beetle but what about the Bus/Kombi/Transporter or whatever you choose to call it? Surely there can be no more familiar sight than the forward control box on wheels which despite being 40 odd years old is still plentiful on our roads and recalls seeing them parked beside the Fistral filled with long haired wannabe surfers sipping their tinnies and boasting of the big ones on Bondi or Hawaii, rows of them in psychedelic colours at sixties pop concerts, of many of my friends carrying their racing cars around Europe on flatbed versions and even a vision of MCC Vice President Tom Threlfall tackling the Exeter in a VW bus well ballasted by a load of fellow Cambridge undergraduates. Love 'em or hate 'em you'll enjoy Volkswagen Bus, The Essential Buyer's Guide published by Veloce for under a tenner. It's only a small volume but an absolute mine of information about the different models, what to look for when buying, where to get service and spares, a guide to values and indeed everything a would be owner should know. Soon you'll be chatting knowledgeably about Splitties and Sambas, Wedges and Bay windows and all those other terms so beloved by the VW Van sub culture. In fact after reading its information and picture filled pages you will forget the vehicle's anthropoidal driving position, curious road holding with abysmal performance and dash out to buy one; at least with the knowledge gained you may well make a profit when after a short while the aforesaid shortcomings outweigh the novelty and your pride and joy becomes another occasion de jour.