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Old 03-05-2006, 09:27 PM   #226
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that is a weird place to put the gas, right near the tire. I have never seen that before.
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that is a weird place to put the gas, right near the tire. I have never seen that before.

Even weirder was that the 3's and 4's - forerunners to the Passat - had engines under the rear trunk - or, in he case ofthe wagons, under the cargo bed!

That's right, Type 3 and 4 wagons had front trunks!
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Even weirder was that the 3's and 4's - forerunners to the Passat - had engines under the rear trunk - or, in he case ofthe wagons, under the cargo bed!

That's right, Type 3 and 4 wagons had front trunks!
now that is weird, I can't imagine going on a trip and packing the front of the car.
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The original Volkswagen Passat was VW's first front-wheel drive, water-cooled vehicle and a sign that VW had to respond to the more modern competition from Detroit and Japanese imports in North America and rivals like Fiat and Peugeot in Europe.



Marketed as the Dasher in the United States and Canada, the first-generation Passat was introduced in North America as a 1974 model. The Passat was Vw's family car and replaced the Type 3 and 4 models. The Golf (Rabbit in North America, Caribe in Latin America) would be the volume car destined to replace the Beetle.
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now that is weird, I can't imagine going on a trip and packing the front of the car.

I did it all the time with my '72 Super Beetle!

Here's a '73 Super Beetle (a.k.a. Type 113). Note the curved windshield. Fortunately, '72's had the good-ol'-fashioned flat windshield!

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A '74 Super - in beautiful condition!

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Cool G-T-I!

Let's make friends with our fasts!

Here are pictures of the five generations of the Rabbit/Golf GTI over the years.



(The original European Golf GTI, inrtoduced in 1976. A practical, economical hatchback that was fast on the autobahn and handled like an expensive sports car - wow, what a concept!)



(The North American version of the original car, the Rabbit GTI. Introduced in the fall of 1982, it revived interest in VW in the New World, albeit temporarily. A cut above the "Malibuized" Pennsylvania-bulit Rabbits of the time, "Super Bunny," as it was called, became a favorite among car enthusiasts. This is a 1984 model.)



(The second-generation GTI, above, was introduced in 1983 in Europe, a year later as an '85 model here. All Mark 2 Golfs were bigger and moore aerodynamic than the original car. The North American edition of the GTI won Motor Trend's 1985 Car of the Year Award.)



(The third-generation model, pictured above, was crisper than the Mark 2, yet softer than the Mark 1. But with a VR6 engine, it was more powerful than both.)



(The fourth-generation model, with its 180-hp turbo engine and its stiff suspension, showed that VW hadn't lost its ability to put a mean machine in an unconspicuous package. Many GTI purists, though, were turned off by this GTI, finding it too cumbersome and too bloated. But many people still bought 'em. This is a 2003 twentieth-anniversary edition model.)



(And here it is, the all-new fifth generation model! Road testers have deemed it the best GTI since the original. Did someone say the best GTI ever????)

Now, if you'll excuse me, my fast doesn't like to waste time on the Internet.
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"I don't want to cause no fuss. . . .



. . .but can I buy your magic bus?"

(A 1968 Volkswagen Bus from a Netherlands brochure.)
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A classic Beetle ad from 1961 - demonstrating the Bug's watertight construction!



The Doyle Dane Bernbach agency ads from the sixties and early seventies are as fondly remembered as the cars themselves.
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Down south of the border for a look at a Mexican Volkswagen. . . the Pointer!

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Yes, this is a Volkswagen - the Brazilian SP2 coupe, surrounded by more familiar Volkswagens. This is a 1975 model.

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An ad for the original Scirocco

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Yes, this is a Volkswagen - the Brazilian SP2 coupe, surrounded by more familiar Volkswagens. This is a 1975 model.


I've never seen a single model in the United States. My father on the other hand claims to have seen every model, including the Type 4 convertible. He actually told me he knew somebody who had one. As for the SP2, was that taken at a car show in South America, or was it shipped overseas?
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I've never seen a single model in the United States. My father on the other hand claims to have seen every model, including the Type 4 convertible. He actually told me he knew somebody who had one. As for the SP2, was that taken at a car show in South America, or was it shipped overseas?

I wish I knew. I've never seen one in person myself.
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Another VW aircooled station wagon from Oregon! This is a 1971 Volkswagen Type 3 Squareback.

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