EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL 1939/40 THIRD REICH PHOTO GUIDEBOOK

ON THE "PEOPLE'S CAR"

dER KdF - WAGEN VON A BIS Z

(The KDF - CAR FROM A TO Z)

THIS RARITY, PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF KdF DR. ROBERT LEY AND PRINTED BY THE PROPAGANDA CHAMBER OF THE VOLKSWAGEN PLANT IS BY FAR THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE ORIGINAL THIRD REICH PUBLICATION ON THE VEHICLE WHICH WAS PRODUCED BY THE MILLIONS AFTER WORLD WAR TWO!

the original dust jacket is in very good condition

the guidebook looks like it was printed yesterday, not 65+ years ago! (please note the embossed KdF car on the front cover)

The center page with a cut view of the KdF car is like an index of this book. Red lines pointing to specific parts of the car and lead to a colored cut-out section along the edges to easily find exactly the page(s) in the book which deals about this subject! The entire book is color coded to make its use easy

These pages explain how long it will take to stop the KdF car, braking from different speeds and also its climbing abilities in 1st thru 4th gear

This double page explains the 6 Volt electrical system

Offered for sale is an

EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL 1939/40 THIRD REICH PHOTO GUIDEBOOK ON THE "PEOPLE'S CAR"

dER KdF - WAGEN VON A BIS Z

(The KDF - CAR FROM A TO Z)

THIS RARITY, PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF KdF DR. ROBERT LEY AND PRINTED BY THE PROPAGANDA CHAMBER OF THE VOLKSWAGEN PLANT IS BY FAR THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE ORIGINAL THIRD REICH PUBLICATION ON THE VEHICLE WHICH WAS PRODUCED BY THE MILLIONS AFTER WORLD WAR TWO!

This unique 6 x 8-1/2 inches soft cover book with 124 heavily illustrated pages is a must-have for anyone interested in the famous KdF-Wagen (KdF-Car or People's Car or Volkswagen) which was invented by Ferdinand Porsche to fulfill Adolf Hitlers desire to mobilize the German people! The vision was a mass produced vehicle which was affordable to the average German. Even though Hitler himself could not drive he was fascinated in cars and the idea appealed to him. At the 1934 Automobilaustellung (car show) in Berlin he stated that the National Socialist government would support the development of a "people's car" which should carry two adults and three children at a speed of 60mph with a price of not more then RM 1,000.00 which was not much more than the cost of a motorcycle at that time. Also introduced was a savings scheme where the individual could collect stamps that would eventually pay for the car. Three stamp books had to be filled to be eligible for an order number.

On May 26, 1938 Hitler laid the groundstone of the new factory and during the ceremony he declared that the model would be known as the "KdF-Wagen" and the surrounding town which was built to support the factory would be known as the "KdF Stadt" (KdF town). The planned start of production was in September of 1939 but this turned out to be the same month as the outbreak of World War Two. The KdF-Wagen was put on hold and the production changed to a military version. It was promised that the delivery of the civilian KdF cars will take place after the war was won and none of the thousands who had collected their stamps ever received their beetle. After the end of World War Two KdF town, now located in the British sector, was rebuilt and renamed into Wolfsburg and from 1948 thru 1985 20 million Volkswagen beetle were made in Wolfsburg and the branch in Mexico!

The two available versions of the KdF car, the hardcab (above) and the "Faltdach" where the canvas roof could be folded back.

Every car was supposed to be delivered with these tools

The comfortable upholstery in the KdF car

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THIS EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL 1939/40 THIRD REICH

PHOTO GUIDEBOOK ON THE "PEOPLE'S CAR"

dER KdF - WAGEN VON A BIS Z

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