Front-Strut Type 3 Fastback

Spotted at the German Typ3-Liebhaber e.v. Annual Meeting

in Lißberg, August 2001

Note the large gap between the wheel and the tyre; the front wing (fender) has also required modification (top)

The fuel tank is set higher than normal, leaving much less depth in the front luggage compartment (below)

The modification was performed by VW, and the car supplied to another company for testing.  At the end of the road testing programme, the car was supposed to be returned to VW, but this didn't happen and this curious test-bed survived to intrigue later Type 3 owners, as well as providing great transport for the current owner.

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