VW Passat/Dasher B1
Signal Red VW Passat Variant B1 / Dasher Wagon by Tom Mayer, Monkey Crisis On Mars ©2016 – All Rights Reserved
Passats are like Camrys: Not overly cool and nothing you would buy because you really like the design. And it seems for many years VW didn’t even tried to make them somewhat exciting, rather keeping the appearance neutral to avoid running into ‘design fads’. But there was a time where Volkswagen really reinvented the lineup by hiring one of the hippest car designers of the time: Giorgetto Giugiaro, who created the Golf, Scirocco, Jetta, and Passat, which turned VW away from the legacy of the air cooled cars invented in the 1930s into a modern car manufacturer. While the Golf and Sciroccos are cult and becoming searched classics, the first generation Passats are somewhat underrated. But in my opinion the original pre-facelift design is one of the most beautiful cars VW ever built.
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