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    1. 12-16-2007 05:21 PM #1

      Whether due to the Cabriolet’s charisma or its owners’ proclivity towards the flamboyant, the car is still a favorite in no small part for its ability to suit the owner’s style. Despite the fact that VW’s budget topless Rabbit has been around for more than 20 years, the Cabby’s still got a fun factor that holds its own against newer convertibles packed with mechanical wizardry, and Mandy Yildiz’s 1981 example is no exception.
      “I wanted a ‘chick’ Rabbit, but not wimpy-looking,” she explains. “My goal was to make a cute daily driver that would stand out like a sore thumb on a minimum budget.”
      After Mandy spotted the car for sale on the side of the road, her husband Armen purchased it for her. She gives him most of the credit for the project, although she’s been right by his side. Before adopting the Cabby, they also built a 1975 Super Beetle, a 1955 550 Spyder kit car, and a 1971 Triumph GT6.
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      12-16-2007 06:07 PM #2
      Way to go Mandy!

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      12-16-2007 06:12 PM #3
      chicks into vws ftw
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      12-16-2007 06:13 PM #4
      Congrats Mandy!!!
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      12-16-2007 06:17 PM #5
      Great Car Mindy... Represent Ontario!!!

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      12-16-2007 06:28 PM #6
      Schweet ride... [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      I like the front end treatment, esp the front schpoiler! [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      BTW, with all the Vortex wheel gurus,
      it's only a matter of time B4 someone ID's those mystery wheels!
      My guess is Rial.
      Let the games begin!
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      12-16-2007 06:33 PM #7
      haven't looked at the writeup yet, but from the pic on this page i can almost guarantee they're Dodge Omni GLH wheels [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      ooops, just read the profile; guess not


      Modified by K9jetta at 2:35 PM 12-16-2007

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      12-16-2007 06:34 PM #8
      ...I had to grin at seeing the foto of your Cabby up on the FIA curbing.
      I guess that was from Belle Isle?
      Whenever I see that style curbing while driving,
      I feel like the urge to do a Jean Alesi-style head lean and ride up on that baby!
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    9. 12-16-2007 06:36 PM #9
      Congrats Mandy!! [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      12-16-2007 07:39 PM #10
      I dig it. [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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    11. 12-16-2007 08:58 PM #11
      Thanks everyone!! Just saw this now

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      12-16-2007 09:30 PM #12
      Congrats Mandy on the Vortex Article.
      All of us at ILLICIT are so proud.
      Good Job.

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      12-16-2007 09:43 PM #13
      uuuhhh......
      Thanks Brain!

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      12-17-2007 12:01 AM #14
      awesome job and congrats!!! [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      saw this at chilifest...sweet little cabby

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      12-17-2007 01:51 AM #15
      awesome cabby, my favorite part is the paint. that combo looks great although I'm sure the pics don't do it justice.
      and since nobody else has said it, lower that beast
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      12-17-2007 02:28 AM #16
      that armen guy is one lucky son of a itch......
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    17. 12-17-2007 08:30 AM #17
      Quote, originally posted by quicknotfast »
      awesome cabby, my favorite part is the paint. that combo looks great although I'm sure the pics don't do it justice.
      and since nobody else has said it, lower that beast

      You're right..It's sucky that you can't see the full effect of paint in the photos...and yes, I am lowering the car in the spring!!! LOL [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    18. 12-17-2007 01:05 PM #18
      "Verts rule, tintops drool." ~ Billsbug [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    19. 12-17-2007 03:09 PM #19
      Congrats Mandy

    20. 12-17-2007 11:19 PM #20
      Congrats mandy, cant wait to see the car in the spring.

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      12-17-2007 11:44 PM #21
      congrats [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      12-18-2007 03:25 AM #22
      Finally! I knew I was going to see this cabby again!
      First time I saw this cabby was @ Motorstadt 4 this year! Two HOT, HOT ladies were in it!
      Massive [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] for the enthusiasm and congratulations on the feature!
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      12-18-2007 09:37 AM #23
      Looks great nice work
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      12-18-2007 12:25 PM #24
      Congrats on the article! 'Bout time a Cab took center stage! [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      Cherise: Why not post this news in the, ummmm, Cabriolet Forum too?
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      12-18-2007 02:31 PM #25
      Quote, originally posted by kamzcab86 »
      Cherise: Why not post this news in the, ummmm, Cabriolet Forum too?

      This isn't posted in the Cabriolet Forum?
      Here's a pic from June Jitter Bug in Niagara Falls:

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