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Old 12-01-2013, 12:14 PM   #151 (permalink)
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Little wagons are utile, but the front doors are too short for me. I liked my Type III Squareback. It wasn't as fast as the Notchback but it would haul pretty much everything I owned that wasn't another vehicle (I had a small refrigerator).

This one isn't mine but I do know the guy. He uses it to deliver chicken eggs by the dozen.


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I really like the Squarebacks- had several- and once upon a time thought they were pretty much the ultimate car.
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Whatever made you lose the faith?

The closest comparisons are the MGB-GT and the Volvo P-1800. The Squareback wins on cargo space and performance potential, or at least aftermarket part support.

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...The closest comparisons are the MGB-GT and the Volvo P-1800. The Squareback wins on cargo space and performance potential, or at least aftermarket part support.
I disagree, the only win for the VW is in luggage space - initially, the MGB wins on spares backup (you can build a "new" one more or less from scratch) and I think performance potential is about even based on those VW Dragsters (straight line only) in the 1960s.

Start with an MGB-GT built from a "new" bodyshell (you can order one now, online) with Sebring extended arches, Frontline suspension, V8 or Turbo and Cosworth 5sp trans - fast in a straight line and around corners...

And if you take the back seats out of a GT the luggage space is as good as the VW
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