Detailed model-by-model descriptions, competition achievements, technical and restoration information, and invaluable reference data chronicle this remarkably durable cars recent history. (52 years after its launch, it is still being manufactured in Mexico at the rate of 140,000 cars per year.) This second edition takes a look at the 1998 retro-look car which will take this enduring concept into the new millenium. Highlights include: German Production 1945-78; Buying a Beetle and the Beetle Goes to War. 2nd ed.