This is the complete guide to Volkswagen's Transporter, which has now surpassed even the Beetle in popularity, particularly in camper form. The author provides a brief history of the Transporter, through its first three incarnations, between 1950 and 1990, before describing each model in detail. Whole chapters are then dedicated to camper conversions and special models before moving on to discuss the practicalities of buying, owning, maintaining and modifying a Transporter today. This book is the perfect companion for beginners and long-term enthusiasts alike.
Table of Contents
A Transporter history lesson - the essential story in brief.First generation T2 'Splitty' (1950-1967).Second generation T2 'Bay' (1968-1979).Third generation: T25, T3 or 'Wedge' (1979-1990).The Volkswagen Camper - including an A to Z of conversion companies.Choosing and buying a Transporter - an illustrated buyers' guide.Keeping it sweet - an overview of essential maintenance.Getting the most out of your Transporter - tuning and engine swaps.Customising - upgrading paint and parts; 'Cal' look and 'Rat' look.After the third generation: the T4 and T5 Transporters.Appendix of clubs, traders and Transporter events.
Jonathan Harvey is a Volkswagen enthusiast and historian.