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VW Bus and Pick Up: Special Models SO (Sonderausfuhrungen) and Special Body Variants for the VW Transporter 1950 - 2010

By David Eccles

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ISBN: 9781847972767
PUBLISHED: 15/07/2011
PAGES: 192
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 297x210 mm
INSIDE: 700 colour photographs

Since its introduction in 1950 the Volkswagen Transporter has become legendary for its versality and adaptability to many commercial uses. Known originally as Sonderausfuhrungen, abbreviated to SO, these Special Models were usually converted by specialists, companies and coachbuilders approved by VW.

Using archive, promotional materials and period and contemporary photographs, this book traces the development and variety of these SO and other Special Body conversions from 1950 - 2010, across the five generations from T1 to T5. As well as all the officially SO-designated models, many rare and unusual conversions are profiled, some with full photo-features.

The models covered include:

  • Airport Buses
  • Ambulances
  • Binz Double Cab
  • Brazilian Body Variants
  • Broadcast Buses
  • Cherry Pickers
  • Disaster Vans
  • Display and Exhibition Buses
  • Drinks Delivery Vehicles
  • Electric Buses
  • Fire Trucks
  • Half-Track Alpine Bus
  • Hearses
  • Ice Cream Vans
  • Police Vehicles
  • Ladder Trucks
  • Low Loader Pick-Ups
  • Miesen Ambulance
  • Military Conversions
  • Mining Buses
  • Mobile Shops
  • Money Transporters
  • Rail Buses
  • Refrigerator Vans
  • Tipper Trucks

RRP: £19.95

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" Written by two well respected bus experts, the book contains a fascinating array of weird and wonderful special body models of each generation, coupled to the story of how they originated and evolved. Many previously unpublished photographs have been sourced, including rare brochure images and period photographs as well as mini-features on surviving examples. Stunning visuals and impressive factual detail make this a must for any bus lover. "
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Reviewed By: VC Camper and Commercial

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