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Re: Rallye Golf?

> From: Derek Daily <ddaily@SMTPGW.MITSUICOMTEK.COM>
> To: passat@blaze.cs.jhu.edu; quattro@coimbra.ans.net
> Subject: Rallye Golf?
> Date: Monday, July 14, 1997 11:51 PM
> Both Passat and Quattro Lists are getting this...
> Spotted an early 80's VW golf today..(83-84)...light faded red color,
> that kind of looked like an older GTI.
> Did not look very clean, so I didn't really think about it until it
> was turning away.
> The badges read "Rallye Golf" which of course was the awd VW system.
> Soooooo...
> (1)  Are there any here in the US or was this merely badge
> engineeering?
> (2)  Bumper sticker had New Dimensions name on it.  Aren't a couple
> of you lister pretty familiar with these guys (San Jose, CA)?
> (3)  Anyone have a contact they can ask about this car?
> (4)  When were these made?  It almost looked like an ~83 GTi.
> Derek out
> 86 VW Qtm Syncro

As near as I recall the Rallye Golf came out in 1988.......I may be one
year off but I don't think so.  I am referring to when they were going to
be brought to the U.S., which as it turned out, they didn't except for
maybe 3 or 4 to be used for Pro Rally........they may not have brought even
that many in.  At that time I was working for a VW dealer in Arizona and
talked with the factory reps many times about when the Rallye would be in
this country for sale.  They were always very evasive, and finally they
decided to not bring them in............but to answer your question, the
factory Golf Rallye was definitely a Golf body and not a Rabbit