VW 1303 Cabriolet
1977, US-model, those special details
The only other car i know of that has this silly thing also has
a name that starts with Vol...
The exhaust is special with only one tailpipe. With or without
cat depends on wish state it was sold in as new.
This car was sold in Florida and has no cat.
This car has no air conditioning. But if it would, the condensers
place is behind these louvres under the front bumper
Make no mistakes
In the US you can be sued for anything. So badges with warnings
makes you safe (as manufacturer).
This badge is located on the rear right side panel
The injection engine really fills up the engine compartment.
But it works. This car has been driven since 1977 without any
big problems. Maybe it helps that it has had one fairly careful
owner since new.
Not only USA
From -77 the Cabrio had adjustable headrests. The only real update
that happened after -75.
In US the bumpers had to take a crash in, i believe, 4 or 5 mph
without damage to the body. VW solved this with these one way
one time shock absorbers and stronger bumpers on a large distance
from the body.
Indicators with side positioning lights was required in US. So
the indicator was never moved to the front bumper as on the European
cars. Even the taillight are different, but that is not so obvious
as they look the same on the outside.
The extremely ugly and vulgar Excalibur had both indicators and
taillights from VW US Cabrio for many years!
Buyers Guide Import from USA
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