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1975 Volkswagen Golf I [Typ 17]

1975 Volkswagen Golf I [Typ 17] in Design Classics, Documentary, 1987-1990 IMDB Ep. 1.3

Class: Cars, Hatchback — Model origin: DE

1975 Volkswagen Golf I [Typ 17]

[*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

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electra225 IT

2010-03-26 15:27

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1975 Golf L/LS.
The colour is "Cliffgrün".

-- Last edit: 2010-03-26 17:06:51

ingo DE

2010-03-26 19:23

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:no: Sorry, it's not "cliffgrün", it's "viperngrün". ;) Unfortunately both colours weren't available for the K 70 :(

ingo DE

2010-03-26 20:01

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These early 1974/75-Golfs have an own nickname in the VW-scene - "Brezelgolf". A "Brezel" is originally a pre-1953 Beetle with the split window.

@to all Americans: "Brezel" is correct, for the VW, as for the pastry. There is no "P" and to "t" inside, so no "Prezel" or "Pretzel" ;)

electra225 IT

2010-03-27 06:51

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Viperngrün was a bit different and metallic. Sorry: this is Cliffgrün. The same car is in another German video I have got (Chromveteranen) and I remember well it.
K70 had strangely a very few hues of green, I say strangely because grenns were very popular in the 70s.


Why were those early Golfs called that way (Brezel)???

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ingo DE

2010-03-27 23:24

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Sorry electra225, the colour above IS definetely the metallic paint "viperngrün". "Cliffgrün" is that here: /vehicle_130507-Volkswagen-Golf-Typ-17-1975.html
;)

I'm not sure, if "cliffgrün" was avaiable in the first months of production, but "viperngrün" was for 100% sure. Ca 10 years ago I had the chance to buy a 1974 Golf in "viperngrün" from a friend - it was the oldest existing Golf in the world then, with the lowest known chassis-number. :wow: But I had no money, no garage-space and not the real interest. He sold it to a guy from the Golf I-Original-club.

About the "Brezel"-nickname: it's common for the earliest Beetles, so the fans are using it for the first of its successor Golf, too. ;)
Today a 1974-Golf is much rarer than a 1948 Typ 1, no kidding.


P.S. The K 70 was available in the very dark "tiefseegrün" in 1970/71, from 1972 to 1973 in "sumatragrün" and 1974/75 in "tropengrün". The metallic paints were "grünmetallic" in 1970/71 (nice and rare), "türkismetallic" 1972-73 (as mine own one has) and "moosmetallic" 1974/75.

Ooops, an embarrasing mistake: "türkismetallic", not "türkisgrün". I'm feeling really ashamed now...

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electra225 IT

2010-03-28 08:09

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I Chromveteranen, a DVD collection of old car ads, there is a four VW car ad in which the Golf is apparently the same of this picture. It is in Cliffgrün (added in late '74) because the difference from Viperngrün is clear, since a Passat I LS is in that colour. The Scirocco I is in Diamantsilber metallic and a Polo I (I love it) is in Phoenixrot.

A few years ago a Turkiss '74 VW K 70 was in normal use in Turin and was very beatiful (perhaps my favourite colour on the k70).

A question about K70 LS. Were they at the very beginnig a special edition in just two colours (Marathon metallic and Marinogelb) with black stripes on the sides, and few months later superseded by the K 70 S and LS with the same 1800cc engine but identical to the other K70 1600cc ?


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ingo DE

2010-03-28 12:45

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:think: A tüskismetallic K 70 in Turin... Actually I don't know, who maybe had owned it. We had a club-member there, but he has a white one. Our member in Roma has a turkismetallic car. It seems, that in Italy this specific colour was rally popular. Except mine (bought in 1998 in San Remo) I've noticed min.5 other Italian türkismetallic K 70 in the last years.

The LS-special-model was built only between May and July 1973, 5000 of them were made. After the summer vacations they hold the 1800 ccm-engine regularly in prodction, as substitute for the 90 hp-engine.

There are two of them at IMCDB:
/vehicle_181997-Volkswagen-K70-Typ-48-1973.html
and
/vehicle_116630-Volkswagen-K70-Typ-48-1973.html
Unfortunately I haven't found out until know, to whom the Dutch one belongs. Very irritating... :/

electra225 IT

2010-03-28 16:16

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I saw the white one a feq years ago, too. Its plate is TO H01158.
The Turkis in Turin had the following plate: TO K85752. It was registered therefore in very late 1973 or very early 1974. It was an L with quad round haedlights, exactly like the white one (registered in early 1973) and the other one turkis from Rome that I saw recently in a magazine.
If I remember well an elderly Sir owned the Turkis one in Turin
P.S. The beginning of the plate (TO) means Turin (Torino), like in Germany MZ means Mainz.
We abandoned this system of plate in 1994.
In Italy it was a rare car, but You accasionally met it untill the 80s. I cannot forget, I once was in Heidelberg in 1981 and a '73 or '74 white K70 L (quad headlights) was being driven a bit fast in a very early morning (about 6 a.m.) and it was splendid to see it...!

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