The Volkswagen Golf Harlequin

VW Gold Harlequin

I’ve been looking at buying a new car recently and this led me to find the curious image above. My immediate reaction was that this must be a modification made by an enthusiast with a penchant for the 80’s. Looking further I discovered that this was actually a sanctioned and produced car model!

This multi-colored Volkswagen Golf manufactured in 1996 was produced in very low volume – some 264 were produced making the car very rare.

There is a good article on The Truth About Cars website about this car that shows its history seems to stem from the 1960’s VW Beetle ad below.

VW Beetle

Though I still need a new car, I don’t think I could drive this particular model but I’d love to see one out on the roads!