Vintage Volkswagen Notchback Sedans

Originally envisioned as an "up-scale" replacement for the practical bug, Volkswagen's new Type-3 Notchback Sedans finally started rolling off the assembly line in September of 1961. By this time, VW management realized that this new stylishly boxy 2 door sedan would not replace the classic VW Beetle, but would instead serve as a great compliment to the VW line-up, for customers who wanted a more "refined" experience than the spartan bug could offer. The Notchback Sedan was a major departure from the steadfast bug design, and it debuted with an all new 1500cc "pancake" engine that had a re-designed fan shroud resulting in an engine with a much lower profile, and enabling the Notch to offer customers a conventional trunk above the engine compartment, in addition to the storage space up front. In 1962, Volkswagen offered the Squareback Wagon (or "Variant") which was a 2 door station wagon version of the Notchback, which shared the same new "pancake" 1500cc engine as the sedan. Regrettably, Volkswagen's initial plans for a "convertible" Type-III never got beyond the prototype stage, but the few Type-III convertible design studies that did get made by Karmann are the ultimate in Vintage 60's Volkswagen cool!

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Volkswagen Notchback
Sedan in L360 Sea Blue
Volkswagen Notchback
Sedan in L360 Sea Blue
Volkswagen Notchback
Sedan in Light Blue
Volkswagen Notchback
Sedan in Light Blue
VW NotchBack Sedan
Painted L41 Black
VW Notchback Sedan
Painted L41 Black
VW Notchback Sedan
Painted Red
VW Notchback Sedan
Painted Red

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