The Carchive The VW Dasher Hooniverse — Volkswagen Dasher

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The Carchive:- The VW Dasher

Welcome to The the Xclusive-To-Hooniverse featured series no other web-based automotive would even consider As usual I’ve put my blindfold on and a handful of random documents to us through the week, three sales documents that probably out-lived the vast of the cars they were to sell.


Todays machine is very festive, being named after one of Santa’s In Europe it was the Passat; in the US it was the Dasher.

“When a car takes you where you to go in comfort and style, that’s luxury”

This is a brochure ’76, at which point the car had on the market in the USA for two years, and in Europe for As far as I can see, though, it was never sold as a Luxury car. The related Audi 80 may have of course. But considering that the and Dasher were only one step divorced from the Four family that had before, and which could realistically be described as luxurious.

No, what this brochure was all was extolling the many virtues of the how it was supposed to be many cars into one. A luxurious was the first suggestion.

“When it you take all you want with to spare’ that’s called

A willing beast of burden was the With the engine at the front, and the rear end was immediately at an advantage to the 411 and 412 in terms of their ability to loads. The floor was low, no transaxle and, especially, no beneath it.

Unlike the Audi 80 which was so similar, the Dasher and Passat offerred only in longroof and forms, the latter with or five doors but both the same smooth tail Both models had space for of luggage; the wagon extending to cubic feet if you dropped the seatback.

“When it offers like fuel injection and steering, that’s called

Volkswagen Dasher

Fuel Injection had appeared for ’76 on the a Bosch system being mainly for emissions reasons than in the search for outright There was never really a that deserved the name to be honest; Plodder was probably apt; 78hp was your good for a 101mph top end at the death.

“When a car offers you all of this and as well, it’s called

It was a strongly engineered car, as the rightly stated; certainly went on giving sterling, if not exciting, service on European for many years, although I tell you when I last saw

From my perspective, the three-door was one of the most memorable shapes in VW looking very much an upsized version of VWs original which was penned by the same Mr Giugiaro.

Today, survivors are few and far between, and that do turn up have fallen into the hands of the fraternity, so finding one which has travel left in the suspension and the to pass over speed-humps may be a

(Disclaimer: All images are of original publicity materials, photographed by me on a wet, dark December Copyright remains property of VW whose folded-paper school of is sadly missed)

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