Friday, February 22, 2019

Foxy Diesel Wagon: 1980 Volkswagen Dasher

This next Giorgetto Giugiaro designed classic was sold as the Dasher in the U.S. for a few years until it was dubbed Passat like in the rest of the world.  This particular model is powered by a wheezy non-turbo diesel that makes it about as slow as a tectonic plate. At least it has the manual noise control...errr...gearbox.  Find this 1980 Volkswagen Dasher offered for $4995 in Lilburn, GA via craigslist. Tip from Matt C.

From the seller:

VIN: 33A0104601 
condition: like new 
fuel: diesel 
odometer: 101954 
paint color: green 
title status: clean 
transmission: automatic 
type: wagon 

See a better way to drive something green?


  1. First time ever a manual transmission is being advertised as an automatic. Usually it's the other way around.

    1. Ain't that the truth. It drove me nuts when I was shopping for my current truck and wanted 8 cylinders and a clutch pedal.

  2. So... What really needs to happen is.... We buy the Phaeton W12 *and* this Dasher. The W12 is already oriented in the Phaeton chassis to be the perfect donor for a mid-engine application.
    You see where I am going here??

    1. My old man is a television repairman, he's got this ultimate set of tools...

  3. Um, would that not be "as slow as a TEUTONIC plate"......


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