I really like upright boxy vans, but none of the japanese or euro automakers sell the newer versions in north america
slow but undeniably cool.
just plain classic miata, these cars are soo rapidly becoming classics and have quickly become the go to car for the budget sports car, replacing the ae86′s which are now either over priced or destroyed by “drifters”.
I love the old metal. Which will sound familar but also very odd to old school hod rodders because I’m mostly referring to the foreign cars of the early 80′s.
VW Derby, it’s coupey/sedany version of the mk1 polo
An mk1 sirocco on porsche phone dials
the old Merc’s are really coming into their own these days
I love this stuff
The schmidt modernlines are some of the cleanest and nicest wheels that you can get for FWD cars, altho the offsets are more in the RWD range ,16×9 25f 15r, but hey it’s the style these days.
these wheels on my favorite generation of the jetta is a nice thing to see. altho this is also known as the worst generation of the jetta with endless electrical problems and windows that seem to just fall out…. it would almost be worth it to buy a nice clean jetta shell… gut out the wiring, replacing it all with a megasquirt standalone engine ecu and toss in a newer 1.8T and leave all the flawed German “electrical” engineering behind you.. all just because I love the way these sedans look.
VW’s have many strong points, one being the body structure and another being the seating position… ok forget that… i don’t want to sit here and analyze the pro’s and con’s, i do it wayy too often, over analyzing things… weighing reliability against price, speed, looks….. damn.. now I’m analyzing my analyzation process.
ok having cars as a hobby isn’t a safe bet, sometimes you make money many time you loose money… but it’s not about money… or a safe bet, or reliability, or the right car even? No it’s about having fun, expressing yourself, and challenging yourself. Sometimes you just need to try something different. … if I really wanted the safe bet all my project cars would be camry’s and would all be left stock.
so here are some pictures of older VW’s have i’ve longed to try
the mkII jetta, I love the lip with the brake cooling ducts, and the stance, wheels… love the car, it’s cool
the original van, just straight classic
I love how vdub’ers will put damn near any wheel on their car, mercedes slr’s to bently to even 80′s corvette wheels.
I use to hate these mkII headlights and the small bumpers of the early ones…. but for some reason i have totally flipped and i can’t get enough of them now, I like the more classic look… I’m tired of the modern stuff i guess..
mkI jetta… these are getting harder and harder to find, but they are soo small and tight and solid…. cool
and a pair of slammed rabbits, aka mkI golf, I love these tiny cars with tons of character.
I must be honest, I at the time (late 70′s to the mid 80′s) the japanese front wheels drive stuff was seriously not up to the task of competing with the little vw’s…. altho the 90′s was a different story.