While we only saw a few special edition Volkswagens in the 1980s – mostly Wolfsburg Editions – the amount of special edition VWs available in the European market was staggering. Whether it was a fashion designer or a tribute to a particular sport, it seemed there was a trim package for just about every taste. This particular one, a Cabriolet Bel Air, is one that I haven’t seen before. These Bel Airs were available in three colors, Diamond Silver, Ruby Red or the Blue Pearl we see here, all with color matched Avus wheels and color matched trim. This low mileage example is for sale by the same dealer in Germany that had the BMW L7 we featured last month.
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The 1987 Volkswagen Scirocco 16V we featured earlier in the month is now up for auction, still showing about the same low miles on the clock. Why sit there and sulk that Volkswagen won’t bring back the Scirocco when you could have an equally cool vintage one like this?
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1987 Volkswagen Scirocco 16V on eBay
The below post originally appeared on our site October 5, 2014:
As enthusiasts, we’re always on the hunt for something unique. The problem with unique is that it usually is accompanied by a hefty price tag. While the Beetle could be classified as the ubiquitous “people’s car,” there are plenty of vehicles that proliferated from that platform that you don’t see all that often these days. Case in point this 1969 Type 3 Fastback for sale in Virginia. The Type 3 was introduced in the early 1960s to expand the Volkswagen product range, with only the two-door station wagon and fastback that you see here being offered to US customers. The handsome notchback would curiously be unavailable to US customers, although a few have found their was stateside over the years. This particular car is far from perfect, but could be classified as a perfectly usable classic that could leave the air-cooled VW fan some room for improvement and tinkering.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1969 Volkswagen Type 3 Fastback on eBay
Syncro Westies are a special breed, but today’s Vanagon is cut from an interesting cloth – or lack thereof. While most Westfalias’ tops popped up with a cloth tent, later models like this example could be had with a plastic high-top. What is lost in aerodynamics is gained in weatherproofness, creating a cozy loft and more mounting space for the rack-loving van crowd. While the top sticks out, the overall aesthetics are upgraded but pleasantly subtle, with upsized steel wheels, the great South African grille/light combo and tough bumpers blending into the colorless white/black scheme. The more I look at it, the more I love this van, and we haven’t even gotten to the mechanicals! Those are as good as they get, with an upgraded turbodiesel and Syncro four-wheel drive. No reserve will make this a fun auction to watch, though the low mileage and strong option and upgrade lists will probably take it out of most people’s price range.