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Re: [T3] SB with IV engine--was Wasser engine

<x-flowed>Dave Hall wrote:

In the front or the rear? (Because I once saw what looked like a Rabbit/Golf
with a type 1 engine in the rear.) Could this have been one of your early

I've seen photos (god only knows where) of allegedly FRONT engined
sedan-type aircooleds, also. I would love to see a website somewhere
officially documenting the oddballs produced by Volkswagen do Brasil.

The Brazilian Gol had a front engined aircooled Type1. I wouldn't like to say if it was a Polo or Golf body - though I tend to think it was Golf.

They made a Polo Sprint - a squareback Polo with a 1900cc rear-mounted flat four
watercooled digijet producing 136hp.  Since our Polo scrabbles its front wheels
on 45hp, I think they were wise to rear-mount the engine!

UK VW Type 3 & 4 Club

List info at http://www.vwtype3.org/list | mailto:gregm@vwtype3.org

Supposedly all these Polo, Gol, Parati, Saviero are the same platform, namely the BX platform. This is not to be confused with the B1 platform, which was the original Passat/Dasher.

I found a treasure trove of info on this creature, including the elusive air cooled FWD Gol (not Golf!)

Origins of the species:

And the Elusive Gol. Check out the stylin' 2 spoke steering wheel and Porsche-like engine fan shroud:

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