Thursday, 19 July 2012

VW Brasilia de luxe

The Brasilia is one of a number of Volkswagens that were never officially available in Europe. Looking uncannily like a shortened Variant/412, it was actually based on Beetle underpinnings, offering a more practical package for the families of Brazil. You may have seen the Type Three Detectives' Project Kerb Snake a little while back, but here's a Brasilia captured in its natural environment. The bodywork is arrow-straight and the interior is trimmed in sumptuous red leather, while the chassis sits low over polished chrome 8-spokes. It's a far cry from the timeworn, weathered aesthetic usually enjoyed by Brazilian dubs.
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5 comments:

Alexandre Fialho said...

Another model that is unique do BDM (Brazilian Domestic Market as you said) is the SP2. See this at http://home.earthlink.net/~mysp2/index.html

juice said...

I love the SP2, it's a beautiful car. It surprises me that they're not more sought after these days in the European VW scene!

Alexandre Fialho said...

I drove a battered one in 1980. Poor brakes and a looseness at the steering wheel that was almost scary, but despite all this, very good to drive.
Today is very difficult to see one here in Rio.

juice said...

I wonder how many are left...

GermanyVW-OEM said...

Depende de que tan bueno este el sistema de frenos y la caja de direccion, YO SOY PROPIETARIO DE UNA, con todo nuevo SE MANEJA de ENSUEÑO!!! ES UNA BELLEZA CONDUCIRLO Y SE MANEJA PERFECTAMENTE SOBRE TODO EN CURVAS BASTANTE BUEN AGARRE, con sus dos barras estabilizadoras al frente y la de compensacion trazera su agarre es inmejorable, NO SE DIGA SI SE METEN LLANTAS 205,55,R15