1971 Volkswagen VariantReview
Vw Type 3 Fastback. Road Legal Drag Race Car — My first Car, went through several colours, many engines and other modifications. Managed a 15.19 second QTR mile with a 1835cc engine. Finally sold it a few years back
Pros: Quick, fun, unusual
Cons: Noisy, Cold in the winter, Peaky engine, rust
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