1974 Volkswagen 412.

January 31, 2015

11 comments

11 comments:

Jim Grey said...

Great find! Haven't seen one of these on the road in 30+ years.

RoadmasterMike said...

Some people considered these ugly but I knida like it. The Nader bumpers are awful but they were pretty awful on everything back in '74.

Air cooled VWs of any kind almost impossible to find in NY nowdays..

Anonymous said...

Can someone help me? I just saw a late 80s to early 90s hatchback that I don't remember seeing before. I'm almost certain it was a Ford because it said "Powered by Ford" on the back. The actual badge had been removed from the rear. It had two side doors that seemed to have vertical handles along the windows and a large trunk door. It also had longer slim front headlights. I was in the middle of an important call and I didn't have the time to really look at it and then of course when I was done with that it was gone.

Tony Piff said...

these are so awful and wonderful in all the right ways. a true opc. lucky to see one so stock. love the color.

Anonymous said...

no close ups of the stickers in the rear windows??

Anonymous said...

From the side it almost looks like a little baby Volvo

Scumbag College said...

Isn't that an old pick up in the back ground on one of your shots, surely that is deserving of it's own post.

Justin said...

That Courier's already been posted I think.

Thomas said...

Ooh, a 412! On the street!

Why the effusive comment?

I've one, a '74 fastback and I can say that spotting one on the street is nigh impossible.

Very rare even in VW meets & swaps.

(URL below if someone is interested.)

Tramontine said...

These VW's were rare even in the 70's I like the dual headlights. Nice soothing shade of blue too.

Eric Salsbery said...

That's my car. I love it. It's drives but it is a bit gutless. It needs a rebuild.