Thursday, 19 January 2012

'65 Notchback VR6

VWs of the sixties managed to combine style and flair with mass-appeal, utility and reliability, which is why their legacy endures and they have such a following today. But you could never really call the mainstream models 'sporting'.
This doesn't need to be a hurdle, though - you just hoik out the old engine and wang in a modern, right? Easy.

OK, it's not quite that easy, but it's achievable and, as this '65 Notchback shows, can be carried off with finesse and brutality in equal measure. It's powered by a 2.8-litre VR6 unit (the weirdly offset actually-a-straight-six engine from the Corrado and mkIII Golf); what's more, the owner has turned the rear-engined family car into a mid-engined track abuser.
I'm not totally sold on the 17" New Beetle wheels (although the diameter is necessary to cover the huge Brembo brakes), but the rest is pure class.
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