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1975 Volkswagen Golf I [Typ 17]

1975 Volkswagen Golf I [Typ 17] in Bianco, rosso e Verdone, Movie, 1981 IMDB

Class: Cars, Hatchback — Model origin: DE

1975 Volkswagen Golf I [Typ 17]

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garco NL

2010-01-13 21:35

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Very far away for such a not-rare car...

ingo DE

2010-01-14 13:32

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:no: @garco: you're quite wrong now. A first-year Golf I is indeed an extreme rare car today! Much rarer than a Karmann Ghia or a split-screen-"Brezelkäfer". Especially basic versions like that one above (no chrome-trims, no rubber on the bumper and -surely- brake-drums at the front axle).
For 1974-spec. Golf-parts (seats, front hood, back panel, etc.) you'll get extreme prices at eBay or on oldtimer-markets)

antp BE

2010-01-14 16:25

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today... but that was in 1981
so I agree with garco :p

garco NL

2010-01-14 18:39

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I see them every day.

Lateef NO

2010-01-14 19:12

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No shit! I have only seen one or two 1st generation Golf this year. They are extremely rare where I live, especially the 5-door version, but there's probably more of them on the countryside. Salting of roads meant the end for most of these cars here.

Gag Halfrunt UK

2010-01-14 19:12

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I've seen an orange left hand drive Golf Mk 1 with Polish number plates a couple of times.

ingo DE

2010-01-14 20:46

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I'm talking not about all Golf I, I mean the 1974/75-versions! :no:


@Antonine: in 1981 many of these very early Golf's were still crushed! In 1979/80 there was a big, shameful call-back by VW for the 1974-made cars. Not only Golf, but the most of these pulled back cars were Golf's. It was the scandal with the horribly rusting body-metal from the energy-crisis then. The owners got an offer to get a new model for a big discount, when they gave back their rusting 1974-VW.
All these cars were stored on a big areal (somewhere in Northern Germany, between Verden and Walsrode, I think) and then completey destroyed and crushed. Years ago I've talked with a man, who had worked there. The have cutted out the FIN-numbers at first and then they smashed the A-pillars with sledge-hammers. So that there is no way to bring these cars back on the road.


My father was very pissed, as I remember. He had a 1973-made Passat LS with these rust-problems, too. He went to VW with it, too. But they have denied to let participate him - his Passat from late summer 1973 was 4 weeks too old, they have said to him. This was the reason, why he never ever had been again at an official VW-dealer with this car and the following cars (one more Typ32-Passat from 1975, a 1977 Audi 80, a 1981 32B-Passat and a 35i-Passat). All repairs were made by a private owned garage or by neighbours.

I remember, when we've bought this 1973-Passat in 1978, I've touched the bottom of the doors and had fresh yellow paint on my hands. I run immediately to my parents to show this to them, but they were too busy with discussing the deal with the seller of the VW-dealer. So noone was interested in the recovering of a 7-year-old-boy. :/
Even I was so young them, I have understand, that it's not a good sign, if there was something repainted, just minutes before the customers have arrived...


P.S. Even 10 years ago I've heard, that there were only 7 (seven!) Golf I, made in 1974, still registrated in Germany. :p

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garco NL

2010-01-14 21:00

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That's because they all drive in Holland now ;)

DynaMike NL

2010-01-15 17:25

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Yes, I saw one this afternoon on the motorway to Schiphol airport. It had an Youngtimer-import-car-license plate looking like a real "70s" (xx-YB-xx).

antp BE

2010-01-16 16:54

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ingo wrote
@Antonine:

Adding letters in my name does not make the car less too background :p

tonkaTRACKER US

2010-01-16 17:01

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:lol:

ingo DE

2010-01-16 17:25

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It was meant to your background. To fresh it up. :p

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