Monday, June 21, 2010


Designer - Giorgetto Giugiaro
Volkswagen Golf MK1 aka Typ 17
No. cylinders - 4 in-line
Water cooled, transverse, front-mount
Displacement - 89.7 cubic inches (1,471cc)
Horsepower, SAE Net - 70 @ 5800 rpm

This man alone is responsible for designing over 100 automobiles. Including one of my all time favorites. The Volkswagen MK 1 Golf also known as the Rabbit to the United States. Giugiaro is also responsible for designing the Delorean for DMC. This automobile featured gull wing style doors, a completely stainless steel body & made a cameo in the film Back to The Future.

These photos depict German manufacturing of American specification Rabbits circa 1975-76.

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