That recent stroll around the junkyard near Hamburg, Germany, left a lasting impression. The Volkswagen Polo Harlekin appealed to me perhaps stronger than before: seeing a partially disassembled one teetering above a regular blue one drove the point home that it would make actual, yet ludicrous sense to buy Harlekins now, as there still are decent ones for sale.
They’re priced about the same as a regular, uh, colour-coded Polo would, which means you wouldn’t really need to pay much more than a grand or a grand and a half for one. You can get a rough one for only a few hundred, too, but there’s likely to be welding in your near future. As 800 euro cars come, the Harlekin makes a strong case for itself.