Monday, August 25, 2014

5k: Rocket Man: 1990 Volkswagen Fox

The first generation Volkswagen Gol was designed and manufactured in Brazil as a replacement for the low end Brasillia.  The Gol (not Golf, but Gol for the Brazilian word for goal...AKA goooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalllllllll) managed to sneak its way into North America re-badged as the Volkswagen Fox, but Elton John got his jewel encrusted hands on this one...and boy is it something special!!  Find this 1990 Volkswagen Fox "The Rocket" offered for $3,300 in Farmington, MI via craigslist.

This thing started life as the 3-door station wagon Fox -- a legitimate shooting brake in the tradition of such classics as the Volvo 1800ES.  Unfortunately it has been painted up like a clown shoe -- hey, perhaps this is an early prototype for the E36 M Coupe?

The Fox is underpowered by a 1.8 liter inline-4 cylinder engine that produces 81 horsepower -- whooo-eeeeee -- whatta rocket!!  At least this one has a 5-speed manual gearbox attached to the front wheels, the slushbox version must be dangerously slow to drive.

See a better way to let our your inner Liberace shine while getting great fuel economy?
Originally seen on oppositelock as posted by Dwhite95.

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