For $15,555, Would You Buy This 1979 VW Rabbit Limo?

  • 17 Jul 2012 22:37
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For $15,555, Would You Buy This 1979 VW Rabbit Limo?

There are plenty of unique one-off vehicles that pop up and grab our attention pretty much on a daily basis nowadays. The recently announced Masonry-turned Carbonado Aventador is a perfect example of what a tuning company with plenty of money and reputation as well as ungodly access to carbon fiber can do when they want to enter the one-off realm.

But what about those who don’t have the dollars to spend but still want something a bit off the beaten path? The answer came to me on a recent trip to Newport Beach at a mall parking lot that made anything back in Utah look like a valet’s parking area. Amid the floods of Bentleys, S-Classes, Panameras, and LFAs grabbing for attention pretty much everywhere, it was almost easy the miss the long, white VW Rabbit limo parked in the corner spot nearest to the mall’s main entrance. Yes, that’s right- a long, white Mk1 VW Rabbit limo.

From a purely aesthetic standpoint, the car was and still is absolutely unique and totally bonkers. The wheelbase looks massive against the small 13-inch wheels and the tiny hood space up front looks positively out of place against a body that has at least 50% more length than what was found on a normal, non-limo Mk1 VW Rabbit (there’s a sentence I never thought I would type).

Better yet, after a quick Google search for VW Rabbit limo that exact car popped up as the fourth result, which just happened to be a site to list your collector cars for sale. According to the ad, it is a 1979 model that seats 6, has a “mostly stock interior”, and- get this- is still powered by the original, unmodified 1.6L motor good for a whopping 76 German horses straight from the 70s. But with only 33,714 miles on the odometer, you still may land pretty close to the 76hp mark despite the car being a whopping 33 years old.

So, if you’re in the market for a crazy, attention-grabbing one-off and 0-60 in two days actually sounds appealing to you, it looks like this Rabbit limo is your answer. All it will take is the absurd $15,555 the owner is asking to make it yours. Yeah….maybe we’ll just keep saving for that Carbonado.

Let us know if you’d like to become the proud new owner in the poll below:

Would you buy this one-off VW Rabbit limo for $15,555?

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And if you’ve got absolutely nothing better for the next three minutes, take a look at the YouTube video featuring the car and prime amature YouTube filming skills.


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