Here’s another Hooniverse Wagon Wednesday Marathon posting, celebrating the fact that Spring can’t get here soon enough. While not fitting in with the theme of the great American Road trip, this particular car does fit in with your typical European vacation time in which the average paid vacation is between four and five weeks. So let’s explore this rare 1973 Volkswagen 412 Wagon.
Take a look at this marvelous Volkswagen offered for sale at the Daniel Schmitt & Co. of St. Louis. This is one of 2,200 1973 Volkswagen 412 Wagons produced, and the last rear engined, air-cooled Volkswagens introduced, as the front engined, front wheel drive Passat/Dasher replaced the Type 4 line in 1974. The 412 was a re-design of the 411, with famed industrial designer Brooks Stevens responsible for the facelift.
The seller is a dealer in fine European classics, and this car has been kept as if it was an expensive classic car. According to the listing:
1973 VOLKSWAGEN 412 STATION WAGON ONLY ONE OWNER SINCE NEW!
FULLY DOCUMENTED WITH ORIGINAL OWNER’S MANUAL, ORIGINAL BROCHURE, SERVICE BOOKLET, COPY OF ORIGINAL TITLE AND MUCH MORE! LOADED WITH OPTIONS, INCLUDING RARE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION!
Would you find this very rare Volkswagen lustworthy, or just kick it to the curb? Asking price is $14,900. See the listing here.