Friday, August 15, 2008

70’s Orange

The Jagermeister bug
reminded me of the colorful 70’s.

A time when baby blue, beige and
grass green cars were everywhere.
Of, course there were the orange cars.

Volkswagen opted to use this color,
to wrap their revolutionary period shift.
In the 70’s, VW needed change.
Drastic change that is,
from its norm of putting the engine,
at the back and air-cooled at that.
It is dawn of the very first watercooled,
front-engined VW cars.

After buying a host of companies,
including NSU, they maximized
that consolidation to accelerate change.
Thus, the VW K70 was born,
a front-engined, front-drive,
watercooled sedan.
And the rest they say is history.

Well, the K70 is hard to find nowadays,
and those into VW watercooled history
dreams of having one. I do !
This will suffice now, a small scale
Schuco Germany made this in 1/66.
Charming VW K70.
Fittingly in 70’s Orange,
matching the real one.
It is joined by the most successful car
in the world; the VW Golf.

The VW K70 then is the mother of
its success.

1 comment:

Mberenis said...

Great Pictures, thank you for posting.

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